Citroën Commercial Vehicles
The huge range of Citroën vans really does cover the whole spectrum of business needs and it is quite apparent that Citroën have considered everything with their light commercial vehicle range. From the compact yet spacious Citroen Nemo, perfect as an everyday run around to the Citroën Relay Chassis and its many heavyweight conversion options there is something to suit all commercial uses. The many adaptations of the Relay mean that Citroën Van has an option to suit all whether light use or heavy-duty loading. The choice is varied and gives scope to any business owner looking for a suitable commercial vehicle. With their vans being available in a choice of wheelbase, length, height and power starting from 75hp with the Nemo up to 150hp with their larger models it is easy to find what you are looking for in fact the only problem you will have is deciding which option to choose!
For the small and compact every day run around van the Citroën Nemo is a great choice. Perfect around the city it is both fuel-efficient and drives more like a car than a van. With easy manoeuvrability for parking in small spaces when delivering in busy towns and cities it makes light work of what can often be an arduous task. The Nemo is deceptively spacious inside with folding passenger seat for extra load space.
Next in the Citroën Van range comes the versatile Berlingo, which is ideal for business or pleasure and offers a choice of two models maximising on both load length and space. With their range of Citroën Vans Citroën really do stick to their ethos of "Créative Technologie". The communication needs of the driver are truly catered for with every model having Bluetooth, USB and DAB radio, which are all accessible through the steering mounted controls. There are communication add-ons available for those that need extra connectivity but these vans really do keep the driver in control. Also as standard comes Advanced Braking System (ABS), Central locking, Air conditioning and electric windows and mirrors. Some other features include cruise control for allowing you to stick within speed limits and grip control to suit the terrain being driven on.
For heavier duty commercial use and a halfway stop between a lightweight run around and a more heavy duty vehicle for hard core tipping and carrying comes the Dispatch which is a great contender in its class with its low load height making it the best in its class for this category. The pneumatic suspension allows for an even lower load height making it a great loading/unloading van.
With all Citroën Vans fuel efficiency is good with the smaller vans achieving up to around 60mpg although realistically with city and suburban running around the lower end of 50 can be achieved as standard. With the larger heavy duty commercial models like the Relay Chassis Luton, Tipper and Dropside you can expect more like 30mpg as one would expect for this type of vehicle especially when carrying heavy loads. These heavier duty adaptations also come with their own range of features such as the Tipper warning buzzer and heavy-duty ladder racks or the Dropside removable sides and corner posts.
Comfort is key with a Citroën Van and all passenger seats are designed with comfort in mind for the driver who spends lots of hours at the wheel whether that be a day of running around from place to place or longer distance drives. The seats are ergonomically designed and fully adjustable in both height and distance from the wheel. The cabins are spacious and modern and all models have either 1 or 2 lockable and spacious glove compartments large enough to store a laptop securely.
The space efficiency on a Citroën Van is maximised both up front and in the rear with all models from the Berlingo upwards having 3 front seats and the ability to fold/retract the middle seat. This folding action allows the driver to convert the middle seat to a handy flat space ideal for paperwork and documentation to resting a laptop or when in need of sustenance a great place to rest ones lunch. The outside passenger seats also fold down especially in the smaller models allowing the vans to be opened up to increase both the load space volume, length and height.
With Citroën vast experience in commercial vehicles, the vast model range and adaptations available and their attention to modern technology it is easy to see why it is such a popular brand.