Throw some seats into a Citroen Berlingo and you'd be amazed by how practical and versatile the machine can be. This is effectively how the Berlingo Multispace was formed. MPVs like this are extremely honest, and very hard working. Apart from style, they tick many boxes.
Citroen Ireland has kept things simple and at present there is only one engine available to our market. This is the 1.6 litre BlueHDi engine. It gives 100 hp and will bring you from 0-100km/h in 12.4 seconds. This isn't the type of bus to get if you're in a hurry, but where it falls down in terms of performance, it certainly makes up with its honesty.
On the road, it drives just like the Berlingo. We won't be saying it’s the most amazing drive in the world, because it's not. It's functional though. It soaks up bumps easily, it does suffer role on corners but it is fun to drive.
It's not the most refined car and it lets in road and wind noise, but once again, you have to consider than this is a van with added seats. While a lot of what we are writing here may seem negative, this is actually a brilliant family car. You'll see why when we talk about space.
Materials inside are hard wearing and that makes them perfect for the setting that they are sitting in. The is good movability in the seats and the steering wheel and the infotainment is easy to use.
In terms of safety, based on the Berlingo NCAP, this car only scored three stars. It scores highest for child safety at 74%.
This is where the Multispace excels. The space on offer is excellent. the boot is more than enough for a family of five, and all five of a growing family could fit easily in this car. In fact, five adults would not complain about either leg or head room.