It so happened that at the beginning of the summer 2018 at once three key players in the European market of light commercial vehicles changed generations. The Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and the Opel Combo got all-new versions.
Truly, the first two vans are, in fact, the same model. The Combo is technically close to them too, especially after the purchase of Opel by PSA.
Nevertheless, the whole three are exactly new generations, not restyled. It means that choosing a delivery van or a passenger modification within the next 5-6 years, consumers will be focused on these versions. What is their main difference from the previous generation models?
All three – the Citroen Berlingo, Peugeot Partner and the Opel Combo – are developed on the relatively new EMP2. front-drive platform.
They all have received modern active safety systems, including automatic emergency braking, a cruise control, a rear-view camera.
A multimedia system with a touchscreen is also present. Moreover, there will be an overload indicator useful for a van, at least for the Citroen Berlingo.
The motor range includes eco-friendly and economical petrol and diesel engines, in particular from PureTech and BlueHDi lineups.
New vans exteriors are made in the modern style of each brand, but a SUV design code is easily identified on all of them.
The new Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner will go on sale late this year. The Opel Combo will most likely arrive in the second half of the year, though no dates are still announced.
Upper photo: 2019 Citroen Berlingo