Toyota Proace (2016–)
- 1-04-2016 Toyota unveils new Proace
- April 2016: 5 year warranty announced for all Toyota commercial vehicles
- April 2016: Toyota Proace Verso announced
- April 2016: Toyota Proace prices announced
1-04-2016 Toyota unveils new Proace
Toyota has extended its commercial vehicle range with an all-new range of Proace vans. A choice of two grades, three body sizes and two wheelbase lengths are available, together with different body styles that take Proace Van into all areas of the medium duty van (MDV) segment for the first time.
The line-up includes the first Proace Van Compact, creating a new proposition in the market by providing the cargo capacity of a medium-size van within the footprint of a compact van (CDV). A combi version seating up to nine and a platform cab ready for conversions will also be available.
Five diesel engines are available, according to market, with power outputs from 94 to 178bhp and a choice of manual, robotised manual and automatic transmissions.
Specification highlights include optional power sliding side doors, three front seats (including Compact) and a new Smart Cargo system that features an opening bulkhead and lifting front passenger seat base to increase load length capacity by 1.16m and overall load volume by an extra half a cubic metre.
Safety standards have been further increased. Proace Van has a top five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating and will be offered with the option of two Toyota Safety Sense packages providing a choice of active safety and driver assistance features.
Proace Van Compact is available in panel, semi-glazed and glazed versions. It has three front seats and its cargo bay measures 2.1m long by 1.6m wide, giving a load volume of 4.6m3.
The new Smart Cargo system, combining an opening front bulkhead with a lifting front passenger seat base, increases the maximum load length from 2.5 to 3.7m and total load volume to a best-in-class 5.1m 3 . Available on all Proace Van models (option or standard according to grade), it also includes a storage compartment beneath the central passenger seat and an adjustable desk/worktop function built into central seatback, complete with a swivelling shelf with a high-grip tray to securely hold items such as laptops and documents.
The Medium version is 4.9m long and has a 3.2m wheelbase. When the Smart Cargo system is fitted, overall load length extends to 3.7m and load capacity rises from 5.3 to 5.8m 3 . The medium-length Proace Van is available in panel, semi-glazed, glazed, crew cab, combi and platform cab versions.
The Long version of Proace Van has the same 3.2m wheelbase, but with an extended rear overhang that takes overall vehicle length to 5.3m. Panel, semi-glazed, glazed, crew cab and Combi versions are offered. The cargo area measures 2.8m long and 1.6m wide, giving a load volume of 6.1m 3 . Here the Smart Cargo system takes maximum load length to 4m, increasing load capacity to 6.6m 3 .
5 year warranty announced for all Toyota commercial vehicles
Toyota Proace Verso announced
Like the Citroen Space Tourer and Peugeot Traveller, this is an 8/9 seater available in the two wheelbases and three body lengths of the ProAce van.
Same diesel engine range. 1.6 with 116PS and 2.0 with 177PS. 6-speed manual or 6-speed auto.
Three grades: Shuttle, Family and more luxurious VIP. Shuttle is available in medium or long body sizes; Family in compact or medium; and VIP in long.
Standard kit on the Shuttle includes 9 seats, power windows, adaptive dusk-sensing headlights, front fog lights, LED daytime running lights, rain-sensing windscreen wipers and body colour-matched bumpers and doorhandles. The tailgate has a heater and wash-wiper system. In the cabin there is an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and additional child mirror, curtain airbags, a multi-function roof, automatic air conditioning, a cooled and illuminated glove box and an audio system with DAB tuner, USB port and . Toyota Safety Sense can be specified as an option.
The Family grade has an 8-seat layout features rail-mounted, sliding and removable, 60:40 split second and third row seating, giving an extra dimension of flexibility and practicality. Second row passengers benefit from aeroplane-style seatback tables, and all six rear seats are equipped with Isofix child seat anchors. Additional equipment features in addition to the Shuttle specification include carpet mats, a luggage over and net, side window sunshades, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, satellite navigation, a touchscreen-controlled multimedia system, an opening tailgate window and a folding function for the door mirrors. Toyota Safety Sense is also provided as standard on the Family model. The multi-function roof and rear air conditioning are not available with the compact body.
The 8-seat VIP is designed for use as executive transport and comes with appropriately high equipment specification and comfort levels. It accommodates seven, with (heated) captain’s chairs for the driver and front passenger. As on the Family model, the rail-mounted second and third row seats can be slide-adjusted, or removed altogether. There is also an occasional rear table, again mounted on rails for easy adjustment. The centre row seats can be reversed to provide a more informal travelling configuration. Key equipment features include welcome illumination, smart entry and start, xenon headlamps, front passenger seat height and lumbar adjustment, a head-up display, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass and automatic power-closing side doors.
Toyota Proace prices announced
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