Berlingo concept cars
When the Berlingo was first shown at the Mondial de l'Automobile in 1998, a set of three concept cars was also presented:
- Berlingo Coupé de Plage
- Berlingo Berline Bulle
- Berlingo Grand Large
The Berline Bulle was an interesting concept of a very roomy small car which could be considered as a precursor for the C3. Only one of these concepts was actually developed, the Grand Large version, which gave birth to the present Multispace.
The Berlingo was designed from the ground up to be a powered by Petrol, Diesel, Electric and CNG.
An electric version (Citroën Berlingo Electrique) was a battery-powered version of the Berlingo. Production of this version stopped in September 2005.
Two different models replaced the first generation of the Berlingo in 2008.
One, known as Nemo , has been developed in cooperation with Fiat and Tofaş Based on the Fiat Grande Punto platform, it will be built in Turkey and is also marketed as Peugeot Bipper and Fiat Fiorino. The Peugeot and Citroën will be almost identical; the Fiorino will also have a different, Fiat made, diesel engine. It will be cheaper and smaller than the present Berlingo.
The Berlingo II
is based on PSA's Platform 2 (like the Citroën C4) and therefore is slightly larger and more expensive than its predecessor. The engine range is expected to be similar to other current models of the PSA group. It has been officially unveiled in January 2008.