Citroen Dispatch (2007–2016)
- March 2007: Citroen Dispatch makes its debut
- October 2007
- January 2009
- March 2009
- February 2012: Dispatch gets mild facelift
- December 2012: Awarded three stars in Euro NCAP tests
Citroen Dispatch makes its debut
Unveiled at the Commercial Vehicle Show offering 1000kg and 1200kg payloads and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines. Prices start at £13,670 plus VAT. Sliding side doors on both sides while pneumatic rear suspension makes it possible to lower the overall height of the van to 1,894 m, enabling it to enter underground car parks. Also improves loading and gives the vehicle a constant ride height whatever the load. A manual control can be used to adjust the load height when stationary.
Dispatch Combi is intended for families that want space when they travel and transport for their leisure equipment, or for Private-Hire. Inside, two rows of seats can be arranged in the rear, with the back-row passengers accessing their seats via the sliding side door and the “easy entry” system to tilt the outer seat. Depending on internal configuration can carry from 2 to 9 people. The individual seats and the double bench seats can be folded, tilted or removed to arrange the interior to suit individual requirements.
The Citroen Dispatch is made International Van of the Year for 2008.
An XTR+ version of the Dispatch joins the range with a 1200kg payload, 30mm more ground clearance and snow and ice tyres. It also has more underbody protection and FAM Reinforced Traction limited slip differential to cope with off-road driving. It costs from £17,445 plus VAT. T he model is based on the Dispatch 2.0HDi 120hp L1H1 van
A 140PS 2.0-litre petrol engine is added to the range. Based on the Dispatch L1H1 panel van, the new model is powered by a 16-valve 1997cc petrol engine, which develops 140PS and has peak torque of 180Nm with a five-speed gearbox. Also gets air conditioning and electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors, twin sliding side load doors, remote central locking, electric front windows, dual passenger seat and load tie-down eyes.
Dispatch gets mild facelift
There's a new grille and front end look but the big news is Euro 5-compliant diesel engines. Now the 90PS 1.6 diesel offers 177g/km and the 125 PS 2.0-litre delivers 168g/km. Dispatch Combi SX and all 2.0 HDi/2.0i powered Dispatch panel vans gain a new Onboard Trip Computer. This provides a comprehensive range of functions including 'r ange', c urrent fuel consumption, av erage fuel consumption, d istance travelled, a verage speed and d istance remaining to destination (if NaviDrive Pack is specified).
The £180 + VAT Visibility Pack now includes automatic illumination of headlights, automatic rain-sensitive windscreen wipers and front fog lights. The £350 + VAT Look Pack option has been expanded such that it now includes body-colour paint treatment to front and rear bumpers, electrically-heated and folding body colour door mirrors, black side rubbing strips and front fog lights.
Awarded three stars in Euro NCAP tests
The Dispatch was awarded 58 per cent for adult occupant safety and 86 per cent for child occupant safety while pedestrian safety was 26 per cent. The safety assist rating was poor at 26 per cent because although electronic stability control is available as an option it did not meet Euro NCAP's fitment requirements.