Citroen Relay (2006–)

Model History

September 2006

All-New Citroen Relay Announced

All-new Citroen Relay is launched at the same time as the Fiat Ducato and Peugeot Boxer models with which it shares almost every component except badges.

November 2006

UK sales of the Relay start with 100PS and 120PS 2.2 diesels and a 160PS 3.0-litre. Panel, crew cab and combi versions are offered.

February 2009

Specialist vehicle range is extended with the addition of tipper, dropside and Luton versions of the Relay.

September 2009

Enterprise variant joins Relay range with standard air conditioning, Bluetooth hands-free phone connection and rear parking sensors.

October 2011

Citroen updates the entire Relay engine line-up to meet Euro 5 emissions legislations. It sees power increases of 12.5% across the board, with further improvements to fuel economy and emissions.

April 2014

Revised Relay unveiled

While the basic profile of the van is unchanged, the Relay does get a new front end with high-mounted headlights that are more angular than before and a new multi-piece front bumper design with a flowing chrome grille.

There are significant changes elsewhere with high-stress items, such as the rear doors, reinforced and higher strength door hinges are fitted. The sliding side doors get reinforced rails, re-designed runners and improved door locks – all designed to improve durability and security standards.

The body structure also now uses multiple-point reinforcement to raise body rigidity and lower noise levels. Under the skin are redesigned shock absorbers, again to reduce road noise. The cab gets a new trim of dark grey and black and red twill seat cloth plus a redesigned dashboard while electric windows, electric and heated door mirrors, DAB radio and Bluetooth are all standard fit.

The 2.2-litre diesel engine has been improved with increased efficiency. The HDi unit comes in versions of 110PS, 130PS and 150PS, all with a six-speed, all-synchromesh manual gearbox. The 130PS engine is also available as an e-HDi with engine start/stop which sees official economy of 42.8mpg (for the Relay 30). All Relay panel vans of up to 3.5 tonnes have sub-200g/km CO2 emissions which reduces to 175g/km for the Relay 30 e-HDi.

June 2109

Citroen Relay gets 2.2 turbodiesel engines

Following the success of New Berlingo Van and Dispatch, Relay gains Worker and Driver versions from July 2019 production. Benefits across the range will include new equipment and new Euro6.2 compliant engines.

Relay WORKER targets professionals transporting equipment and people to all types of work sites, often those difficult to access. Featuring underbody protection, front mud flaps (all body variants) and rear mud flaps (vans), it also boasts improved grip through the fitment of Grip Control with Hill Descent Control and multi-season tyres. Cabin equipment includes an audio system with a Bluetooth hands-free kit and USB socket, a cruise control/speed limiter function, and a dashboard-mounted clipboard.

Relay DRIVER is designed for LCV customers who make longer journeys or numerous deliveries both in and out of the city. It stands out with its driving comfort, supported by the following equipment: a USB charging socket, reversing camera, navigation system and Drive Assist Pack (including Active Safety Brake, Lane Departure Warning System, automatic headlamps with smart beam function, automatic front wiper and speed sign recognition).

The new entry-level Relay X features ABS, ESP, driver airbag, Hill-start Assist, 12V socket and a full steel bulkhead, while the popular Enterprise model specification includes rear park assist, MP3 audio system with a 5-inch colour screen including satellite navigation, driver’s seat with arm rest, height adjustment and lumbar adjustment. These features make the Citroen Relay an essential partner for business customers with varied business activities and needs, in a particularly demanding LCV market.

Citroen Relay is now available with the blind spot monitoring system that can take account of trailers, and rear traffic alert, which detects vehicles up to 50 metres away coming from the left or right when drivers shift into reverse. Relay is also now fitted as standard with a telematics box for Free2Move Connect Fleet Services, including fuel consumption monitoring, vehicle tracking in the event of theft, vehicle tracking for fleets, maintenance monitoring and eco-driving.

The Euro 6.2-compliant 2.2L BlueHDi engine replaces the current 2.0L. It is available with a six-speed manual gearbox and three power levels ranging from 120hp to 165hp: BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual, BlueHDi 140 S&S 6-speed manual, BlueHDi 165 S&S 6-speed manual.

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