Citroen Dispatch (2016–)

Last updated 24 April 2019

The Dispatch looks and feels like a more capable van than its predecessors. The seating position is higher than before, giving the driver an improved view of the road ahead, and it also helps with the packaging of the load area. But despite the higher driving position, the van’s height at 1.9m means it can still fit in a multi-storey car park.

The side doors can be specified as hands-free, allowing them to be opened when a proximity sensor at the rear is activated by movement of the foot under the corner of the rear bumper. The vehicle unlocks and the sliding side door on the relevant side opens automatically.

The Dispatch has a load volume ranging from 5.1 cubic metres to 6.6 cubic metres, depending on specification. The front passenger seat has a modular design, and a special bulkhead and a flat floor extends the maximum load length of the New Dispatch by an extra 1.16m on the passenger side.

Payloads range from just under 1100kg to just over 1400kg depending on size, number of seats and engine. It’s available in van, crew van and chassis cab variants.

To cater for those who use their vans as a mobile office the central arm rest lowers to provide a pivoting table with an elastic and adhesive strip to keep objects in place (such as PCs or tablets). In addition, special holders for smartphones and tablets are available as accessories.

The front of the cab is home to a lower glove box with a jack, 12V socket and USB socket. The storage space under the passenger seat is large enough for a pair of shoes or a hard-hat. Cup holders are specified on both sides of the dashboard. A central upper storage area and two door bins large enough for 1.5-litre bottles of water also add to the mobile office credentials of the dispatch.

List Price from £20,145 +VAT
Buy new from £14,676 +VAT
Contract hire from £145.00 +VAT pm
Lease from £128.00 +VAT pm
 

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