New 180hp Relay meets Euro 5 emissions standards
CITROEN has launched its most powerful LCV models yet – the new Euro 5 Relay 35 HDi 180 6-speed manual panel van and chassis cab.
Following the introduction of the Euro 5 Nemo range earlier this year, this new Relay engine is the next stage in Citroen’s programme of introducing even lower emissions and more fuel efficient Euro 5 HDi engines across its entire range of commercial vehicles.
The new Euro 5 Relay 35 HDi 180 6-speed manual range replaces the previous Euro 4 Relay 35 HDi 160 6-speed manual models.
The new 3.0HDi Euro 5 180 engine delivers a 12.5% power increase, up from 160hp to 180hp. Peak torque is unchanged at 400Nm, but the new HDi 180 develops this at just 1,400rpm, 300rpm lower than the superseded HDi 160 engine, for even greater driveability.
Significant fuel efficiency has also been achieved with the more powerful Euro 5 HDi 180 engine. On the combined cycle, the Euro 5 Relay 35 L3H2 HDi 180 6-speed manual panel van returns 33.2mpg – a 9.2% improvement over the Euro 4 Relay HDi 160 powered panel van’s 30.4mpg. Additionally, the Euro 5 Relay 35 L3H2 HDi 180 6-speed manual panel van’s CO2 emissions are just 224g/km, down 9% from the previous Euro 4 engine’s 246g/km.
Scott Michael, Citroen’s commercial vehicles operations manager, commented; “The new low emission and fuel efficient Euro 5 HDi 180 powered Relay models will be welcomed by operators needing the benefits of both high payload and load hauling performance, mated with optimum levels of fuel efficiency.
“We are confident that when the complete Euro 5 Relay range is available later this year it will offer very high standards of fuel efficiency and low emissions, which will make it amongst the cleanest and greenest in its class.”
Citroen Relay prices
- Relay 35 L3H2 HDi 180 6sp Panel Van £25,590
- Relay 35 Heavy L3 HDi 180 6sp Chassis Cab £21,740
- Relay 35 Heavy L4 HDi 180 6sp Chassis Cab £22,040
Prices are exclusive of VAT, Delivery to Dealer, Number Plates, Government First Registration Fee & Vehicle Excise Duty.