Citroen Berlingo First (2002–2011)
- May 2007: Berlingo Ready to Run LPG launched
- April 2008: Citroen introduces the Berlingo First name.
- January 2010: Berlingo First is improved with a new Plus Pack
- February 2010: Berlingo finally goes off sale
- October 2010: Berlingo payload upgrade
Berlingo Ready to Run LPG launched
The Berlingo 600 LX dual fuel conversion includes a state-of-the-art sequential, common rail, gas injection system which has been specifically developed for the Berlingo 1.4i 75PS engine. Common rail gas injection allows the LPG to be injected at high pressure into the engine’s inlet manifold, as close to the valves as possible.
Citroen introduces the Berlingo First name.
The old Berlingo continues in the Citroen van range but with the new name of Berlingo First. The range consists of two competitively priced, 600kg payload vans. The Berlingo First 1.4i is powered by a 75PS petrol engine, while the Berlingo First 1.6 HDi has a 4 75PS diesel engine, which is able to run on up to 30 per cent bio diesel without modification.
Berlingo First is improved with a new Plus Pack
This adds high-frequency remote control central locking, electric front windows and electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors to the Berlingo First specification. In addition, for 2010, the Berlingo First van also gains a near-side sliding side load door as part of its standard equipment.
Berlingo finally goes off sale
Since its launch in 1996, the Berlingo First has built a reputation for reliability, durability and low running costs of operation. After 15 years, and approaching 140,000 Berlingo First vans sold in the UK, it was withdrawn from the UK market.
Berlingo payload upgrade
The upgraded Berlingo First gets an increase in payload from 600kg to 749kg. To reflect its 25% payload boost, this model is now designated as the Berlingo First 750. Other changes include the addition of an underbody engine protection plate and suspension revisions. As a result, the van’s gross vehicle weight has increased from 1,730kg to 1,955kg and braked trailer towing capacity has been raised to 1,070kg.