Introducing the Citroën Relay
The Citroën Relay van is the largest vehicle in the Citroën commercial range, offering gigantic payloads and tremendous amounts of load volume for those that need to move large, heavy cargo.
Aside from an excellent carrying capacity, the Relay's main attributes are its robustness, dynamism and low long-term cost of ownership. This is thanks to powerful, economical and reliable drivetrains that have been tried and tested by thousands of business customers across the UK and the rest of Europe.
Available in many different configurations including Panel Van, Window Van and Crew Van depending on your business' needs, the Relay is a flexible and adaptable commercial vehicle that you can rely on. It's also available as part of Citroën's Ready to Run conversion range.
Payload and Capacity
Offering a substantial payload of up to 1,870kg, the Relay can handle pretty much anything that you can throw at it from a weight point of view.
Size-wise, there's four lengths, three wheelbases and three different heights, so you'll likely find it easy to specify the right size vehicle for your needs.
Load volumes range in capacity depending on which model you go for, from a handy 8 cubic metres in the L1H1 version right up to 17 cubic metres in the longest and tallest L4H3 model.
The Relay's capabilities don't stop at its Panel, Window and Crew Van versions. The Citroën Ready to Run range features work-ready Dropside, Luton and Tipper variants that have been converted even before you pick up the keys.
Technology and Safety
Technology, comfort and safety are further strong suits of the Relay, despite its no-nonsense commercial appeal. With this in mind, Citroën have designed the interior of the Relay in line with their Advanced Comfort® programme.
This means you get a spacious cabin and comfy seats, plus lots of clever storage compartments as well as a refrigerated glove box and cup holders. Some versions even include a built-in shelf in the front seat that can act as a handy desk, as well as a central dash-mounted clipboard.
The French manufacturer hasn't skipped on the tech either, with all versions coming with DAB radio and Bluetooth phone connectivity as standard. Higher grades include features such as cruise control, air conditioning, rear parking sensors and touchscreen sat nav.
Safety features include a driver's airbag, ESP and traction control.
Economy and Performance
All engines are 2.2-litres in size, tuned for either 118bhp or 138bhp. The generous amounts of torque available mean that the Relay can tow up to 2,500kg. There's also a more powerful 163bhp version, but this is only an option with the Chassis Cab and conversions.
Being diesels, the engines are tough, durable and efficient. They are also compatible with Euro 6 emissions regulations, meeting the latest standards required to enter low emissions zones.
Fuel economy varies depending on how you use the van, but WLTP real-word test figures range from 25-35mpg - about what you would expect from a large commercial van.
- Driver's airbag
- Full steel bulkhead
- Rear doors opening to 180 degrees
- DAB digital radio with Bluetooth, steering mounted controls and USB socket
- Nearside sliding side loading door
- Unglazed rear doors opening to 180 degrees
- Tinted windows
- Laminated windscreen
- 2 speed, intermittent front windscreen wipers (non-automatic)
- Heated twin lens door mirrors with electric adjustment for passenger side
- Manually folding mirrors
- ESP (including ASR Traction control)
- Rear single-leaf suspension
- Height adjustable steering wheel
Key features in addition to X:
- Cruise control with programmable speed limiter
- Passenger bench seat
- Rear parking sensors
- Touch screen audio pack
- Touch screen navigation pack
Key features in addition to X:
- Cruise control with variable speed limiter
- Lower central glovebox (in lieu of cupholders and mobile phone storage)
- Grip Control with Hill Descent Control
- Underbody protection plate
- Reinforced suspension
- Driver's seat with height, rake, reach and lumbar adjustment
- Driver's seat armrest
- Multi-season tyres
- Front and rear mudflaps
- DAB radio with steering mounted controls
- 5 inch colour touch screen
- Bluetooth® handsfree
- USB socket
Key features in addition to Enterprise:
- Rear parking sensors and camera
- LED running lights integrated into the main headlights
- Automatic windscreen wipers
- Automatic lights
- Full wheel trims
- USB charging socket on dashboard
- Drive Assist Pack
- Active Safety Brake
- Collision alert
- Lane Departure Warning
- Smart beam headlights
- Speed limit recognition
Test drive the Citroën Relay
Offering all of the load space and carrying capacity that you would expect from a full-size van, the Citroën Relay is a smart choice for business users who want something tough, durable and efficient.
To get up close and personal with a Relay van and go for a test drive, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw Citroën retailer today.