The Citroen Relay panel van has been updated for 2014, with the new-look model set to go on sale in the third quarter of this year.
Like its sister van the Peugeot Boxer, the new Citroen Relay will make its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014 at the NEC in Birmingham. It rivals the Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter vans.
Known as the Citroen Jumper in some markets, the new Relay gets an updated front end design featuring large headlights with daytime running lights incorporated into them, plus a new grille that reflects Citroen’s current range of cars.
The new Citroen Relay also gets a new interior dashboard layout that includes a drop-down desk unit. It also gets electric windows, heated door mirrors, DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity as standard, plus a 22-litre overhead storage compartment.
The improvements aren’t just cosmetic, though, as the new Citroen Relay gets lower CO2 emissions figures and up to 15% better economy from its range of 2.2-litre diesel engines.
The entry-level Citroen Relay HDi 110 returns 41.5mpg, rising to 42.8mpg on the 130 model thanks to stop-start technology. Go for a long wheelbase L3H2 model with the same engine and it will return 39.2mpg. Plus, all sub-3.5 tonne models have CO2 emissions less than 200g/km.
The new Citroen Relay also gets re-designed suspension for reduced road noise, improved brakes, reinforced rear doors, locks and hinges, plus new runners for the side door.
Citroen’s panel van is available in 3.0, 3.3, 3.5 $ 4.005-tonne formats, with a choice of four lengths and three roof heights. It’s also available as a chassis cab, chassis crew cab and specialist tippers, dropsides & Luton vans.
The smallest panel van is the L1H1, with a load volume of eight square metres – and there’s enough room for an 8x4-foot sheet to be loaded in flat. The sizes increase through the range up to the L4H3 model, which gets a load space of 17 square metres.
Optional equipment for the new Citroen Relay includes rear parking sensors, a reversing camera, automatic wipers, a leather steering wheel, under-body protection, lane departure warning and tyre pressure sensors.