Carl Vs Adam: Peugeot Partner Vs Citroen Berlingo

Carl Vs Adam. Managing Director Vs VM Vehicle Maintenance Director & Lead Mechanic. Citroen Vs Peugeot… Muhammed Ali Vs George Foreman… Maybe not, but there has been a debate in the office, nonetheless. 

The argument goes as follows… 

Adam, the Mechanic and Director of VM Vehicle Maintenance believes that the Peugeot Partner is not only better than the Citroen Berlingo but an entirely different van.  After having worked on both vehicles, that is the verdict he has come to. 

Carl, Managing Director of Van Monkey does not think this can be possible because they are the same vehicles underneath- just with different badges. To quote Carl, “I can go to any Citroen dealership and get any part I need for a Peugeot Partner because they’re the same van. Not only that but I can get them for the Vauxhall equivalent because they’re made in the same place!” 

No-one has argued the case for the Vauxhall yet, so we will leave that to rest for the sake of office peace. However, what we will do is prove things finally to determine who is right… 

 

The Citroen Berlingo 

Citroen offers ICE and electric options. The Citroen offers 171 miles of range with the electric model and a fast charge up to 80% battery in 30 minutes. Citroen offers Crew Van and Panel Van options- £21,660 for the former and £17,855 for the latter. The Citroen offers 6-speed manuals and an 8-speed auto. 

The Peugeot Partner 

Peugeot offers ICE and electric options. The Peugeot offers 171 miles of range with the electric model and a fast charge up to 80% battery in 30 minutes. Peugeot offers Crew Van and Panel Van options- £21,660 for the former and £17,855 for the latter. The Peugeot offers 6-speed manuals and an 8-speed auto.  

 

 The PSA Group

Are we starting to see some similarities? That is because Peugeot, Citroen (and Vauxhall) are all now owned by the PSA Group. The group was formally known as Peugeot-Citroen (1991-2016) until the group bought Vauxhall-Opel from GM for £1.9 Billion in 2017. 

That means that all the vehicles are designed by the same people, using the same parts and built in the same factories.  

The Vauxhall has some differences as there is a higher level of equipment offered as standard on the panel van, but this is reflected in the price of the panel van. Once the same options are chosen for the Citroen and the Peugeot- it all comes to about the same price. 

The Verdict

That settles that then, unfortunately for Adam at VM Maintenance, this means that Carl is in fact correct. Whether or not this verdict will be accepted I do not know, let us keep the information about the Vauxhall quiet, shall we? 

As always, thanks for reading and we hope to see you again soon. 

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