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The Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner are almost identical panel vans and leisure activity vehicles produced by PSA Peugeot Citroën since 1996. The third generation is also sold as the Opel/Vauxhall Combo, and as the Toyota ProAce City from 2019.

Citroën Berlingo
Citroën Berlingo II front.JPG
Overview
ManufacturerCitroën
Peugeot
Production1996–present
AssemblyVilla Bosch, Argentina (Sevel)
Poissy, France (PSA Poissy Plant)
Casablanca, Morocco[1]
Mangualde, Portugal
Vigo, Spain (PSA Vigo Plant)
Akçalar, Turkey (Karsan)[2][3]
Barra de Carrasco, Uruguay (Oferol, Grand Berlingo)
Body and chassis
ClassLeisure activity vehicle
Panel van
Pickup truck (Partner II)
Body style4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
2-door pickup truck (Partner II)
LayoutFront-engine, front-wheel-drive
Chronology
PredecessorCitroën C15
Peugeot 305 Panel Van

The panel vans are available in passenger versions named the Berlingo Multispace and Partner Combi, Partner Tepee, and Peugeot Rifter for the third generation. In Italy, the first generation of the Partner was known as the Peugeot Ranch. They were initially based on the Citroën ZX/Peugeot 306 estate floorpan and mechanicals.

With their rectangular, box like cargo space and aerodynamic front, conceptually they can be considered the descendants of the Citroën 2CV panel van (AK400). The new 2018 Citröen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner/Rifter also share their design with the new Vauxhall/Opel Combo, following GM's stake acquisition in PSA.

Both the Berlingo and Partner have been produced in CNG and electric versions and with four cylinder petrol and diesel engines.

Berlingo / Partner I (1996–2013)Edit

First generation
 
Overview
Also calledDoninvest Orion M
Peugeot Grand Raid (Mexico)
Peugeot Ranch (Italy)
Production1996–2013
2008–2013 (Peugeot Partner origin, and Citroën Berlingo first)
1999–2017(Exported to Brazil)
2018-present(Re-Exportation of the panel van to Brazil)
Model years1997–2013
1998–present (Brazil)
Body and chassis
ClassLeisure activity vehicle (M)
Body style4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
Powertrain
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,695 mm (106.1 in)
Length4,135 mm (162.8 in)
Width1,820 mm (72 in)
Height1,725 mm (67.9 in)

The Berlingo/Partner was officially launched in July 1996.[4]

When the Berlingo was first shown at the Mondial de l'Automobile (Paris Motor Show) in 1996, a set of three concept cars was also presented:

  • Berlingo Coupé de Plage
  • Berlingo Berline Bulle
  • Berlingo Grand Large

The Berline Bulle concept was a roomy small car, that could be considered as a precursor for the C3. Only one of these concepts was actually developed, the Grand Large version, which was developed into the Multispace and Combi people carriers/leisure vans.

FaceliftEdit

A revised version, featuring a redesigned interior and front end, was released in December 2002 (Berlingo I / Partner I).

During 2004, there was a minor facelift, including changes to the grille and light clusters

EnginesEdit

The vans were designed to be powered by petrol, diesel, electric, or CNG.

Capacity Engine Power Torque
1.4 L (1360 cc) TU3 I4 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) 121 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft)
1.4 L GNV (1360 cc) TU3 I4 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) 121 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft) CNG/Gasoline
1.6 L (1560 cc) DV6 HDi I4 55 kW (75 PS; 74 hp) – 68 kW (92 PS; 91 hp) 169 N⋅m (125 lb⋅ft) – 216 N⋅m (159 lb⋅ft)
1.6 L (1587 cc) TU5 I4 80 kW (109 PS; 107 hp) 147 N⋅m (108 lb⋅ft)
1.8 L (1761 cc) PSA XU engine petrol injection I4 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) 147 N⋅m (108 lb⋅ft)
1.9 L (1905 cc) XUD IDI diesel I4 52 kW (71 PS; 70 hp) 120 N⋅m (89 lb⋅ft)
1.9 L (1868 cc) DW8 Diesel I4 52 kW (71 PS; 70 hp) 127 N⋅m (94 lb⋅ft)
2.0 L (1997 cc) PSA EW/DW engine DW10 HDi I4 66 kW (90 PS; 89 hp) 205 N⋅m (151 lb⋅ft)
N/A Electrique 28 kW (38 PS; 38 hp) 180 N⋅m (133 lb⋅ft)

Electric versionEdit

An electric version (Citroën Berlingo Electrique) was available from 1998 to 2005.[5]

Berlingo / Partner II (2008–2018)Edit

Second generation
 
Overview
Also calledPeugeot Partner
Production2008–2018
Model years2009–2018
Body and chassis
ClassLeisure activity vehicle (M)
Body style4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
2-door pickup truck (Partner)
PlatformPSA PF2 platform
Powertrain
Engine1.6 L I4 16v
1.6 L I4 HDi
Transmission5-speed manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,728–2,730 mm (107.4–107.5 in)
Length4,379–4,628 mm (172.4–182.2 in)
Width1,810–2,112 mm (71.3–83.1 in)
Height1,805 mm (71.1 in)-1,840 mm (72 in)
 
Rear view
 
Peugeot Partner
 
Peugeot Partner (facelift)

Two different models replaced the first generation of the Berlingo in 2008. The smaller, known as the Citroën Nemo,[6] was developed in cooperation with Fiat and Tofaş. Based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform, it is built in Turkey and is also marketed as the Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino.

The Peugeot and Citroën are almost identical; the Fiorino also has a different, Fiat made, diesel engine. The Nemo is intended to be cheaper and smaller than the original Berlingo.

The Berlingo II, styled by Gilles Vidal, is based on PSA's Platform 2 (like the Citroën C4) and therefore is slightly larger, and considerably more expensive than its predecessor.[citation needed] The engine range is similar to other current models of the PSA Group.

The Berlingo and Partner were officially unveiled in January 2008, with the Berlingo launched first, in the European market, in April 2008,[4] followed by the Partner in May 2008.[4] Mexico still sells this generation alongside the original Partner, as do a few other countries, as the Grand Raid and Partner Origin.[citation needed]

An electric version has been available since 2013.[5] In March 2017, a five seater Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace was announced.[7]

EnginesEdit

Petrol engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.6i 16V I4 1587 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @5800 rpm 132 N⋅m (97 lb⋅ft) @2500 rpm 195
Diesel engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) @4000 rpm 185 N⋅m (136 lb⋅ft) @1750 rpm 149
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) @4000 rpm 215 N⋅m (159 lb⋅ft) @1750 rpm 149
1.6HDi 16V I4 1560 cc 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) @4000 rpm 240 N⋅m (177 lb⋅ft) @1750 rpm 140
1.6 BlueHDi 8V l4 1560 cc 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) BVM5 113
1.6 BlueHDi 8V l4 1560 cc 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) BVM5 113
1.6 BlueHDi 8V l4 1560 cc 120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp) 300 N⋅m (221 lbf⋅ft) BVM6 113
Electric engine
Model Engine Displacement Power Torque Note CO2 emission (g/km)
Berlingo Electric 49 kW (66 hp; 67 PS) 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) 0

Berlingo III / Rifter / Combo E/ ProAce City (2018–present)Edit

Third generation
 
Overview
Also calledPeugeot Rifter
Peugeot Partner
Opel Combo
Opel Combo Life
Vauxhall Combo
Vauxhall Combo Life
Toyota ProAce City
Toyota ProAce City Verso
Production2018–present
Model years2019–present
Body and chassis
ClassLeisure activity vehicle (M)
Body style4/5-door panel van
5-door LAV
PlatformPSA EMP2 platform
Powertrain
Engine1.2 L Petrol THP
1.5 L diesel HDi
Transmission6-speed manual
8-speed automatic EAT8
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,780–2,970 mm (109–117 in)
Length4,400–4,750 mm (173–187 in)

The third generation Berlingo and a new Peugeot Rifter was officially unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show. The model is also sold as the fourth generation Opel Combo after the PSA Group bought Opel in March 2017. From the end of 2019, Toyota will offer the ProAce City, following the extension of the partnership in utility vehicles between the two manufacturers.

It was officially unveiled at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show.[8][9]

Worldwide sales and productionEdit

Year Worldwide production Worldwide sales Notes
Berlingo Partner Berlingo Partner
2008 TBA TBA TBA 147,600[10]
2009 TBA 120,500[11] TBA 133,300[10]
2010 TBA 164,600[11] TBA 160,200[11]
2011 164,162[4] 167,368[4] 165,807[4] 165,240[4] Total Berlingo production reached 2,448,214 units.
Total Partner production reached 1,964,054 units.[4]
2012 136,800[12] 142,300[12] 139,800[12] 149,800[12] Total Berlingo production reached 2,585,000 units.
Total Partner production reached 2,106,300 units.[12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Somaca Casablanca". Somaca.e-monsite.com. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Akçalar Fabrikası" (in Turkish). Karsan. 2010. Archived from the original on 7 July 2010. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ "Peugeot Karsan in Turkey". auto-world.com. 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h "PSA Annual Report 2012" (PDF). Car manufacturers. PSA. Retrieved 4 April 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b "CITROËN BERLINGO First Electric "Powered by Venturi" for La Poste". Electric Vehicle News. 22 December 2009.
  6. ^ Par Joest Jonathan Ouaknine (5 October 2007). "Citroën Nemo et Peugeot Bipper". le blog auto. Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  7. ^ James Brodie (21 March 2017). "New all-electric Citroen E-Berlingo Multispace unveiled". Auto Express.
  8. ^ Nouvelle, L'Usine (22 November 2018). "PSA et Toyota vont recentrer leur alliance sur les utilitaires - L'Usine Auto" (in French). Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  9. ^ "World debut for new Toyota Proace City compact van". Toyota. 2 April 2019. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  10. ^ a b "PSA". PSA-Peugeot-Citroen.com. 30 June 2010. Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 4 December 2010.
  11. ^ a b c "Engine specs from PSA Peugeot Citroën" (PDF). Creator and designer. PSA Peugeot Citroën. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 June 2017. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Memento Mars 2013" (in French). PSA Peugeot Citroën. 21 February 2013: 50. Retrieved 31 July 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)[permanent dead link]

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