The Citroen Berlingo refrigerated van is a great small van, but with bags more space, it’s even better.
There are so many options on the refrigerated vehicle market currently that a buyer could specify what they wanted right down to the kilogram of cargo; even Citroen’s refrigerated Berlingo van can be ordered in L2 form. It can be said of many manufacturers that, in terms of significance, their commercial refrigerated vehicles don’t quite match up to their passenger vehicles. Understandable, as any company with sense will push capital where they can yield the most profit. However, it is necessary to make refrigerated van buyers feel important. From the shop floor to the corporate office, Citroen outperforms all.
The L2 Citroen Berlingo refrigerated van adds 250mm of internal cargo space onto its original 3,000mm. This is a great sized refrigerated van and may even force some businessmen to think about the pros of larger panel refrigerated van options. The cargo capacity is 746kg and if you need more, the EXTENSO passenger seat option folds down to make a load length of 3250mm and a load volume of 4.1m available. Sliding side doors are typical on the L2 options for increased space. The loading lip at the rear is low and protected from its contents due to its paneling, which extends halfway up its side.
Models and Refrigerated Options
The Berlingo refrigerated vehicle is offered in L and LX. Issued with these are ABS brakes, a trip computer, a CD stereo, central locking, electric front windows and adaptable door mirrors. With the LX, you get remote central locking, heated electric wing mirrors and an external temperature sensor. One option to consider is the All-Road pack that is customized for refrigerated vehicles regularly tasked with course surfaces with bigger tyres. Citroen has risen above its competitors in offering this bigger refrigerated van along with more compact Nemo. The Berlingo refrigerated van by Citroen has taken the market by storm and is competing with the Transit Connect and the Volkswagen Caddy Maxi refrigerated vehicles.
Practicality as a Refrigerated Vehicle
You get a sense of its space straight away; It’s wide with bags of room for both driver and crew. However, if you specify a three seater, an odd option for a van of this size, the dash mounted gear stick makes central seat extremely uncomfortable for anyone with legs. Citroen claim that this ‘occasional seat’ is ideal for young children, which seems odd for a refrigerated vehicle. The beneficial element of the Extenso cabin is the ability to fold the outer passenger seat down to maximize cargo space.