Citroën Berlingo wins Irish Van of the Year 2020
Citroën’s New Berlingo Van has won the Continental Tyres Irish Van of the Year 2020, voted for by thirty-five of the country’s top motoring journalists representing the Irish Motoring Writers Association (IMWA) and the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP). The presentation, which took place at the Westin hotel in Dublin last night, saw the third generation Berlingo Van take the prestigious award after beating off stiff competition from the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes Benz e-vito, Opel Vivaro, Renault Traffic & Renault Master. This is the second award in as many years for the Berlingo, having secured the International Van of the Year 2019 title last September. This latest award comes as no surprise to Citroën as the French company prides itself in the work of the professions it tailors for. Citroën has over 100 years of experience in van production having started with the likes of the iconic H Van and 2CV minivan, today the Dispatch and Relay complete the its range along with Berlingo.
The Berlingo is consistently one of Irelands bestselling vans and 2019 figures continue this trend, in a van market back 8%, the Citroën Berlingo has increased its sales by 21% in Q3, with the Citroën van range up 20% overall. Speaking today, Pat Ryan, Citroën Ireland MD commented; “To be awarded Irish Van of the Year 2020 is an achievement that we are very proud of and gifts a tribute to our brand on this its centenary year. The award conveys the trust of professionals in our van range which is echoed by the continual growth of the Citroën brand in Ireland. Our van range accounts for 58% of our overall brand registrations and Berlingo is our bestseller, having our core model recognised as the best van on the market adds to our positive outlook for 2020. Finally, I would like to thank the members of the motoring jury for their consideration of the New Berlingo for Irish Van of the Year 2020”
Starting at just €17,745 including delivery, the Berlingo Van comes in two sizes, M and XL, with Crewvan now available. It’s versatility and modularity are shown by multiple features such as sliding doors and payloads of up to 1,000kg. The suspension does not stray from Citroën’s expertise to ensure maximum comfort. Functional and practical, the New Berlingo Van is the ideal partner for all professionals.