Van-based MPV gets host of choice options thrown in.

Citroen has added a new top-level variant to its Berlingo small MPV range. Dubbed the XTR, the newcomer will enter production next month and command a £23,630 price tag.

Available as both a five-seat M model and in larger seven-seat XL guise, the new model will come with a range of choice options fitted as standard. The car, which is already available to order, is offered with a host of personalisation options, too.

As a result, the XTR comes with the Modutop panoramic glass roof, which includes an electric interior blind, extra storage spaces and a special compartment that’s accessible from the boot or the back row of seats in M-size models. There’s an opening tailgate window, too, that allows easier access to the boot and the extra storage space without the need to open the boot completely. It’s made even more useful by the fact the boot can support up to 25 kg, allowing it to be used almost as a second boot floor.

2019 Citroen Berlingo Flair XTR

The smaller M-size examples also get what Citroen calls the Magic Flat Function, which essentially comprises some catches that operate the folding seats. These are situated in the boot, allowing for quick and easy creation of a larger flat floor.

But the newcomer also comes with its own set of styling features, including 17-inch ‘Spin’ alloy wheels, front and rear scuff plates and dark tinted side and tailgate windows. Another feature of the XTR is the orange trim surrounding the fog lights and the Airbump mouldings down the flanks, but the tell-tale sign of its lofty status is the relatively subtle XTR badging.

2019 Citroen Berlingo Flair XTR

Inside, meanwhile, there’s a range of high-tech fixtures designed to make life more comfortable. Keyless entry and start, for example, is thrown in alongside two-zone climate control and a fighter jet-style head-up display, which shows key driving information on a transparent panel above the standard instruments.

Further forward, the XTR comes with a choice of two engines, both of which are diesel units. As standard, the car comes with the BlueHDi 100 engine with 101 bhp and a manual gearbox, but customers can upgrade to the more powerful BlueHDi 130 unit. That engine offers 129 bhp, but it commands a £1,120 premium over the BlueHDi 100. However, it does open up the option of an automatic gearbox, which will appeal to some despite costing yet another £1,400.

Both engine options are available for both body types, but the five-seat M model is considerably cheaper than the seven-seat XL. Where the cheapest M version costs £23,630, the XL comes in at £25,330.

Gallery: 2019 Citroen Berlingo Flair XTR