Citroen Berlingo Multispace
The Citreon Berlingo Multispace is now available as a 7 Seater. It is new to the UK market and can quite rightly be put into the Cheap 7 Seater Category.
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Citroën’s Berlingo range of multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) was first brought to the market in 1996. The latest Citroën Berlingo Multispace 7 seater model launched in 2008 costs from £12,255 – £15,465.
Citroën has further developed the 7 seater to have increased internal space, with more passenger and luggage space, while at the same time ensuring it has car-like driving dynamics.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Running costs
A full service for the Citroën Berlingo Multispace typically costs around £195. Adding an MOT service to it costs £230 (or around £50 for an MOT on its own). An interim service costs around £130 (£165 for an interim service plus MOT). These prices are correct at the time of writing, although it is always advisable to confirm with your local dealer when you are planning a service and MOT.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Emissions
The Citroën Berlingo Multispace’s CO2 emissions range between 140g/km and 195 g/km. The level of emissions of these 7 seater cars depends on the specifications of the model chosen. Base models have typically lower emission levels whereas higher specification models tend to emit most. Cars emitting less than 100g/km are recognised as the most environmentally friendly; those emitting in excess of 200 g/km are least developed in terms of their green standard.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Car Tax (VED)
The level of CO2 emissions is a key factor in setting the car tax band into which your car will fall. The Citroën Berlingo Multispace falls into tax band F (141-150g/km CO2 emissions) through to J (186-200 g/km CO2 emissions). The annual tax due in this range is £125 – £215. The latter car tax band is due to rise to £235 in 2011. The so called showroom tax, i.e. the road tax paid in the first year of ownership, for the Citroën Berlingo Multispace ranges from £125 – £425 in the 2010/2011 tax year. This tax reverts to the regular road tax from the second year of ownership onwards.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Miles Per Gallon (MPG)
The Citroën Berlingo Multispace is an economic 7 seater car to run. The diesel estate 1.6 HDi 90VTR 7 seat model does 44.1 miles per gallon (urban cycle); 56.5 miles/gallon (extra urban cycle); 51.4 miles/gallon (combined).
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Speed
The Citroën Berlingo Multispace’s has a maximum speed of 99 miles per hour. The choice of engine is between the 88 or 108 bhp version of the 1.6 litre Berlingo unit. Zero to 60 miles per hour is achieved in around 17 seconds or less, depending on the engine model chosen.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Extra Features
Extra features that can be chosen include electronic parking sensors, hill start assist technology, a cruise control / speed limiter, an interior roof rack, a removable console storage space fitting between the front seats, drawers for under the driver’s seat, and cup holders.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Safety Features
Safety features include airbags for all passengers in addition to the driver, advanced safety braking technology and an electronic stability program.
The insurance cost for the Citroën Berlingo Multispace’s is low compared with most other 7 seater cars, further enhancing its profile as an economical 7 seater to run. It falls within insurance group 4 which is the lower end of the scale.
Citroën Berlingo Multispace – Conclusion
The Citroën Berlingo Multispace is basically a seven seat van with windows that offers additional space at an affordable price. These types of cars are extremely popular in the EU; however their appeal isn’t as widespread