CITROEN is preparing for the CV Show 2016 launch of its new Citroen Dispatch, the next generation featuring new technologies, design features and architecture, as well as functions new to the segment.
The new Citroen Dispatch is the first vehicle of its type to offer hands-free sliding side doors and a head-up display, as well as numerous other technologies that make working lives easier and safer.
Designed with a wide range of professionals in mind – tradespeople, construction workers, local authority employees and delivery and service professionals – the new vehicle will be available in van, combi and crew van versions, as well as being specified in three lengths (XS: 4.60m, M: 4.95m and XL: 5.30m).
Further to the hands-free sliding doors and the colour head-up display, new features include Driver Attention Alert, Active Safety Brake, Citroën Connect Nav and Mirror Link systems, and a wide range of optional extras to suit every professional’s unique needs.
Launched in 1995, the original Citroen Dispatch sold 600,000 units. New Dispatch, featured in our special report, joins the Nemo, Berlingo and Relay as part of Citroen’s broad modern range of LCVs.
New Citroen Dispatch features:
- An efficient, adaptable architecture that delivers greater functionality, practicality and user-friendly features. Based on the EMP2 modular platform, it offers up to 1,400kg of payload capacity, 6.6m3 of load volume and can tow up to 2,500kg.
- Three lengths, including an all-new version at just 4.6m as well as the core market 4.95m and 5.3m versions. As with the two longer lengths (M and XL), the XS version also has a payload of up to 1,400kg and, in combi form, can transport up to nine people.
- A height of just 1.9m for the XS and M versions, making for easy underground car park access – unusual in the segment and a rarity amongst competitors.
- The side passenger seat can be lifted to provide extra space with a flat floor and a large flap in the bulkhead, offering a useful length of up to 4m.
- Hands-free sliding side doors. New to the segment, these automated doors make loading and unloading easier when the driver’s hands are full.
- High-set driving position and a host of storage compartments for improved physical and mental well-being. Comfort is heightened through top-flight acoustic treatment and an optimised ride.
- Technologies that make life easier including Park Assist 180°, colour head-up display and Citroen Connect Nav with voice-operated connected 3D navigation and a touchscreen. The new Dispatch’s adjustable writing panel and tablet, and smartphone compatibility turn it into a real mobile office.
- Enhanced safety through technology including adaptive cruise control and speed limiter, road sign recognition, Driver Attention Alert and Active Safety Brake.
- Best-in-class fuel consumption and CO2 emissions (BlueHDi 115 S&S 6-speed manual: 55.4mpg and 133g/km ofCO2) and controlled running costs thanks to latest-generation 1.6-litre and 2-litre diesel engines ranging from 95hp (210Nm) with a manual gearbox to 180hp (400Nm) with an EAT6 automatic gearbox.