Rifter and Berlingo

priced to compete

Citroen Berlingo, 2018, front
Citroen Berlingo, 2018, interior
Citroen Berlingo, 2018, pair
Peugeot Rifter, 2018, front
Peugeot Rifter, 2018, side

BOTH Peugeot and Citroen have announced prices for their new van-based crossovers, the Rifter and the latest Berlingo.

The Rifter will start from £19,650 while the Berlingo line up costs from £18,850.

The two models, which have their roots in the new Partner and Berlingo vans, are available in standard and long wheelbases with the bigger, seven seat versions priced from £21,570 and £20,770 respectively.

The Peugeot offering comes with the company's i-Cockpit layout and in base level Active trim has lane keeping assist, speed limit recognition, air conditioning and aluminium roof bars among standard specification.

Citroen meanwhile is making the new Berlingo available in two trims - Flair and Feel - and both come with the brand's trademark Airbump side protection panels.

Peugeot has three trim grades in the Rifter range with mid-specification Allure models coming with electric rear windows, an eight-inch touchscreen and LED daylight running lamps. They cost from £20,920 for the five seat model and £21,570 for the longer variant.

The Rifter range tops out with GT Line models which cost from £22,570 and £24,270 and have extra connectivity and 3D sat nav as standard as well as keyless entry.

The Berlingo line up includes 19 driver aids in the range with a colour head-up display, adaptive cruise control and a reversing camera all available. The top grade Berlingo costs from £24,370 for a 1.6-litre diesel auto in five seat set up or £26,070 for the bigger version.

Both models have sliding back doors and a tailgate which can configured with an opening rear window, can be fitted with the Grip Control traction system for added performance over rough terrain.

Engines and transmissions choices are similar and include versions of the award-winning PureTech petrol and the BlueHDi diesel with six-speed manual and eight speed auto gearboxes available in both line ups.

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