Picture of the Week & Video of the Month: Reincarnation! Italian coachbuilder Caselani & Citroën transforms the Citroën Berlingo into a 2CV van!


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The Citroën Berlingo features a number of exterior style components that pay homage to the legendary 2CV Fourgonnette AU (U for Utility) launched in 1951 which enjoyed a loyal following with its many spin-offs until 1987. The 2CV Berlingo Fourgonnette is a modern reinterpretation of it – one which has all the assets associated with the current Berlingo as far as architecture, loading capacities, modularity, on-board technologies and road performance are concerned. 

“We are extremely proud that our best-selling Berlingo has been revisited by Caselani, drawing inspiration from the iconic 2 C V Fourgonnette, which left its mark on both Citroën’s history and that of the automotive sector more widely. Work on designing it got underway in the coachbuilder’s studios. We then worked together, hand-in-hand.  Our own designers kept a close eye on work to ensure that the original 2CV Fourgonnette was not too literally interpreted, but that the result truly had Citroën’s DNA in it. Digital tools with which we are accustomed to working were used to treat the surfaces and scale the volumes, giving the vehicle a modern flavour”, said Pierre Leclercq, Head of Citroën Style.

  • Italian coachbuilder Caselani joined forces with Citroën’s design team to metamorphose the Citroën Berlingo into a 2CV van. 
  • Revisiting the style of the 2CV type AU, this conversion is a nod to one of the Brand’s iconic models – one that left its mark on generations.  
  • On a vintage-style body kit mounted on the model’s exterior, the conversion features generous rounded front-end panel, imposing flared M-shaped grille proudly sporting Citroën’s chevrons, large round headlights, corrugated sheeting on the sides, rear and roof sections. 
  • The Berlingo 2CV Fourgonnette is being marketed by Caselani, officially licensed by Citroën. An “M” sized (4.40 m) commercial vehicle will be available for professionals, and then a leisure version will also be produced for carrying people. All engine types will be proposed, including electric. ​​​​​​​
  • Order will start on 1 October, with production slated to begin in January 2023. ​​​​​​​
  • Berlingo rounds of a complete range which includes the Type HG van on Citroën’s Jumpy base, and the Type H on its Jumper base.