Citroen unveil all-new Relay
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 10:30
EXHIBIT: Citroen at CV Show
Citroen have revealed their all-new Relay van at the Commercial Vehicle Show.
On sale in Q3 of 2014, the fourth-generation LCV is available as a three-to-four-tonne panel van, in a choice of four load lengths and three roof heights.
It is also available as a chassis cab, chassis crew cab and as a specialist tipper, dropside or Luton van.
The vehicle will be able to carry a maximum payload of 1,995kg, and a new 2.2litre diesel engine range will see fuel consumption slashed by up to 15%.
An entry-level HDi 110 returns 41.5mpg – 42.8mpg for the stop-start 130 variant – while the long wheelbase L3H2 model boasts 39.2mpg.
Meanwhile, CO2 emissions will be cut too, with all models below 3.5tonnes also below 200g/km in the emissions stakes.
Visually, the new Relay sports a refreshed front end, incorporating a new grille and multipiece bumper, and also receives a new interior dashboard layout that includes a drop-down desk unit.
Bluetooth, DAB, electric windows and heated door mirrors are standard features, with optional specification including rear parking sensors, reversing camera, automatic wipers, leather steerin wheel and lane departure warning.
It is available in two trim levels and in 11 colours.
Jeremy Smith, Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Centre Operations at Citroen, said he was ‘very proud’ of the launch, and that the wide selection of variants available would increase the Relay’s popularity with national fleets and SMEs.
He also added that the model provided an answer to both the efficiency demands of operators and the specification demands of drivers.
“The Relay is a key model in our LCV range,” said Mr Smith.
“By the application of innovative technology the new model will improve and build upon the operational advantages of its predecessor.
“These include class-leading payloads, as well as one of the largest, most practical load compartments in its class.”