The Berlingo is launched by Citroën in 1996 and goes down in history.
The Berlingo is launched by Citroën in 1996 and goes down in history. For the first time, the silhouette of a delivery van shares no similarities with a sedan: the load volume is integrated, without the front part and the van part being unhooked.
Furthermore, its 5-seater by-product makes it famous, notably in its colourful Multispace version: first leisure model of this kind, it creates the leisure activity vehicle segment. In delivery van as in 5-seaters, this successor of the C15 has been a great success. It soon gains in convenience with one then two lateral sliding doors. A radical remodelling in 2002, a new evolution in 2008 (while the second generation Berlingo comes out), makes it linger on in Europe until 2010 and even for four more years on some international markets.