Citroen and Peugeot announce their new panel vans
- Created: 04 April 2016
PSA Peugeot Citroen have announced their latest Citroen Dispatch and Peugeot Expert commercial vehicles.
The two new mid-size vans are panel van versions of the Citroen Space Tourer and Peugeot Traveller MPVs. Both new vehicles are based on the PSA group's new 'Efficient Modular Platform 2 (EMP2).
Unveiled at a factory in Sevelnord, France the new Dispatch and Expert vans have a 1,400 kg payload, 2.5 tonne towing capacity and are available in three lengths which include a very tidy 4.6 meter version.
Citroen and Peugeot are stating that the new twinned vehicles will offer best-in class fuel consumption and CO2 emissions; a 1.6-litre BlueHDi 115 version is capable of 133g/km and 55.3mpg, from that the 1.6-litre BlueHDi engines can offer 95 and 115bhp. Also on offer are three 2.0-litre diesels that can offer up to 180bhp.
Tech and driver safety
The new vehicles have a few features that give some added creature comforts like a head-up display, 7-inch touchscreen with voice operated 3D Sat-Nav, Mirrorlink technology plus Apple CarPlay as an added bonus.
Driver safety is also of great importance with both new vehicles obtaining five-star Euro NCAP crash test ratings. A full suite of safety kit is also available on both ranges that includes: adaptive cruise control, a speed limiter, a lane departure warning system, driver attention alert, traffic sign recognition and an active safety brake.
Both new vehicles also feature clever hands-free sliding doors, that you open by moving your foot back and forth under the rear third-quarter of the vehicle. Also included is the 'Top Rear Vision' parking system which sends a 180-degree image of the area behind the van from a 'seen-from-above' field of vision.