New Opel Combo, Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Rifter increased capacityJune 26, 2018
PSA presented cargo versions of new-generation commercial vans with improved characteristics and new equipment.
The start of sales in world markets is scheduled for the fall of this year – from September to November, depending on the brand.
Recall, passenger versions of these models were presented in February this year. By the way, the passenger version of Peugeot changed its name from Partner to Rifter, while Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo carry the same name regardless of version.
The length of the standard van is 4.4 meters with a wheelbase of 2,785 mm, for the extended modification these parameters are 4.75 and 2,975 mm, respectively. By the way, the volume of the cargo hold in the “long” version is 4.4 cubic meters (3.7 cubic meters for the predecessor). The carrying capacity of the Peugeot Rifter, Citroen Berlingo and Opel Combo is 1000 kg maximum in the standard version and 950 kg maximum in the elongated version. For vans of the previous generation, the maximum carrying capacity was 800 kg.
The interior design of the models is slightly different, but the layout itself is almost identical – the screen of the information-entertainment system of the tablet type on the front panel is available to all. By the way, the system itself is modern, able to “communicate” with smartphones and perform navigation functions. Peugeot still boasts a proprietary dashboard iCockpit, which is read over the rudder.
Freight vans borrowed from their passenger counterparts arsenal of driver assistants: a system for assisting traffic within the band, an automatic braking system, a blind zone monitoring system, a multimode traction control Grip Control (in Opel – IntelliGrip), a descent and launch assistant on a slope, a traffic sign recognition system , driver fatigue monitoring system, automatic headlamp switching and trailer stabilization system. The list of available equipment also includes adaptive cruise control with stop and resume function, an automatic parking brake and a color projection display.
Citroen will offer Berlingo in two versions – Driver with a slope for comfort and Worker as a workhorse with a 30 mm clearance. The car is available in two versions of the body length, with a three- and five-seater saloon. Side doors can be one or two, and maybe not at all.
For the first time, the models received an overload detection system indicating the full mass limit, as well as a Surround rear vision system that uses two cameras – one in the side mirror on the passenger side and the other on the top in the rear door, with the rear camera able to change the field of view to near-far. The near review is activated when the reverse is activated, whereas when driving forward, the default mode is long-range mode as an alternative to the rear-view mirror in the cabin, instead of which, in that case, a separate five-inch screen is used.
On the composition of the power scale in the release of Opel Combo nothing is reported, while the French Van Peugeot Rifter and Citroen Berlingo will receive a 110-horsepower PureTech petrol engine in volume of 1.2 liters in combination with a six-speed manual, or 130-strong version with an eight-speed automatic (from 2019), as well as three diesel engines: 130-strong BlueHDi 1.5 liters and two versions of BlueHDi 1.6 liters – 75 and 110-strong in combination with the MCP or AKP.
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