Citroen and Peugeot’s new vans
- Built on PSA group’s Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2)
- Payload of 1,400kg
- Towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes
- Three lengths including an extra small 4.60 metre version
- Promised best-in-class fuel consumption and emissions
- Five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating
- Advanced technology and clever features
CITROEN and Peugeot have finally revealed Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert panel versions of its all-new mid-size van – already debuted in MPV form at the Geneva Motor Show last month.
Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert, cousins of the new Toyota Proace range just announced, are the van versions of Citroen Space Tourer and Peugeot Traveller MPVs.
Built on the PSA group’s new Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2), these new Citroen and Peugeot models unveiled at the factory in Sevelnord, France, have a payload of 1,400 kg, towing capacity of 2.5 tonnes and the choice of three lengths – including an extra small 4.6 metre version.
The Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert twins should be kind on the pocket too, with promised best-in-class fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, as 1.6-litre BlueHDi 115 versions are capable of 133g/km and 55.3mpg. There are two other 1.6-litre BlueHDi engines with 95 and 115bhp power outputs. Plus, three 2.0-litre diesels with up to 180bhp.
On top of the new platform, these two vans have five-star Euro NCAP crash test ratings, plus are available with a full suite of safety kit including adaptive cruise control, a speed limiter, traffic sign recognition, a lane departure warning system, driver attention alert and an active safety brake.
It isn’t just the safety kit that impresses; these vans have plenty of advanced technology too including a head-up display, 7-inch touchscreen with voice operated 3D Sat-Nav, plus Apple CarPlay and Mirrorlink technology.
Other neat features of these two vans include clever hands-free sliding doors, that open with your foot waggling under the rear three-quarter. They also have the ‘Top Rear Vision’ parking system, that via the rear camera sends a reconstituted image of the area behind the van to the touchscreen, with a 180-degree seen-from-above field of vision.