The new Citroën ë-Berlingo is the 15 millionth vehicle produced at the Stellantis Vigo Assembly Plant in the Province of Pontevedra, Spain, since 1958. Painted in Artense Gray, the 15 millionth vehicle is equipped with a 100 kW electric motor (136 CV) and is destined for the national market, more specifically the city of Valencia.
Since 1996, the plant has produced the Citroën Berlingo multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) and other variants for the Peugeot, Opel, and Vauxhall models. In that 26-year time frame, three generations of the Berlingo have been built at the Vigo facility. The latest generation was introduced in 2018, with a 100% electric version making its debut in 2021.
In total, there have been about 3,066,122 units of the Berlingo built at the Spanish plant.
To commemorate the event, a photograph was taken with the vehicle at the end of the assembly line. The event was attended by the Director of Stellantis Vigo, Ignacio Bueno, plant managers, representatives of the Company Committee, and a representation of the workers.
To symbolize the family nature of the Berlingo and the factory’s workers, the commemoration had two families linked to the production of the vehicle since its inception, who were in charge of starting the vehicle at the end of the Acceptance Line: Manuela Iglesias, who works as a Monitor in the Painting Workshop, and her daughter Estefanía Pérez, Assembly operator, together with José Manuel Trillo, Assembly Monitor, and her son Adrián Trillo, Assembly operator.
The zero-emissions Citroën ë-Berlingo is mounted on an adaption of the EMP2 multi-energy architecture and began production at Vigo in July 20211. It is manufactured in System 2 of the plant, which operates with three shifts. The batteries for the vehicle are assembled in the plant’s Battery Workshop. Later they are transferred to the assembly line, for their integration into their mechanical elements.
The Vigo Assembly Plant has produced 37 different models in the 64 years of operation there. Production of the Citroën Berlingo holds the record for the longest produced vehicle at the plant (alongside its Peugeot Partner sibling) for the past 26 years. It surprised the Citroën 2CV, which was produced there for 25 years, and the Citroën C15, which remained in production for 21 years at the facility as well.
Currently, the Vigo facility is the factory with the highest production volume in Spain to date.
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