Citroen announces revised Relay
Citroen has revised the Relay, with an improved interior, new styling, and better equipment levels. The new van will make its public debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show on 29 April, with sales starting shortly after. Pricing details are to be confirmed, but don't expect any large changes from the current van, which starts at £18,860 plus VAT.
The most obvious change is at the front, which wears styling similar to that of current Citroen car range. Running lights are now standard and can be specified as LEDs instead of bulbs as part of an option pack.
Other changes are more subtle – the doors and chassis have been strengthened to better stand up to long term usage, plus suspension and braking have been revised to increase stopping power and reduce cabin noise.
The cabin itself has been updated with a new layout and dashboard. Standard equipment includes electric windows and mirrors, along with DAB radio and Bluetooth, plus up to 10 storage compartments.
Picking the Enterprise variant adds a touch screen infotainment system, air conditioning, parking sensors, cruise control and an alarm system. There are also option packs to add things like a reversing camera and lane departure warning.
As before there will be three heights and four lengths on offer, with gross vehicle weights ranging from 3.3 to 4.0 tonnes. Load volumes range from 8m3 up to 17m3 on the largest L4H3 version.
Four 2.2-litre diesel engines are offered with power outputs ranging from 110 to 150PS. Fuel economy has been improved over the outgoing Relay, meaning the most efficient model – the Relay 30 110 – has official economy of 41.5mpg.