Citroën Dispatch set for CV Show launch

Citroën is to debut its all-new Dispatch van at the CV Show in Birmingham later this month


Citroën is to debut its all-new Dispatch van at the CV Show in Birmingham later this month.

The global reveal of the van on 26th April will rival that of the Toyota Proace at the same event – the two are built together with Peugeot’s Expert in a joint programme between PSA and Toyota.

The new Dispatch will be offered in van, Combi and Crew Van variants, and like its Toyota rival in three lengths – the XS of 4.6 metres, the 4.95m M and the XL of 5.3m. Maximum payload will be 1400kg, with a 6.6 cubic metre load volume and 2,500kg towing capacity.

The XS is a new model to the range, and will retain the payload capacity of its longer sisters while in Combi form transporting up to nine occupants.

All but the XL model also offer a lower than usual height of 1.9 metres, making for easier access to underground car parks. A passenger seat that can be lifted enables the carrying loads of up to four metres in length.

Technology will also play a major part in the new vehicle with features including hands-free sliding doors and a colour head-up display, safety aids such as Driver Attention Alert and Active Safety Brake, and infotainment including Citroën’s Connect Nav and Mirror Link systems.

Six powertrains will be available all using BlueHDi diesel engines, with the most frugal a 115 Stop & Start six-speed manual with combined cycle fuel economy of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 133g/km.

The Van Expert will be reporting directly from the unveiling of the Dispatch and all the other new models at the CV Show.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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