Citroën has today (Tuesday) unveiled its latest generation of its Relay van at the CV Show.
The new Relay builds on the lasting legacy left by previous generations and has a tough act to follow with more than 1.5 million being sold worldwide.
The ethos of the latest van is to be more robust than ever. Citroën engineers have targeted key areas to ensure the new van delivers durability and reliability year after year. Stronger door hinges, more than four million kilometres of road testing, and doors slammed more than 500,000 times are just some of the ways the company has worked on the new vehicle to ready it for service.
Not only is the new Relay tougher on the outside, it is also softer on the inside with Citroën focusing on improving the driver experience, with comfort and safety enhancements from air conditioning and lane departure warning, to USB connectivity, Bluetooth, hill assist and rear parking sensors. There is also the option to include a five inch touchscreen satellite navigation system that includes Trafficmaster’s telematics.
Jeremy Smith, Head of Commercial Vehicles and Business Sector Operations, said, “When it goes on sale in the third quarter this year, the new Relay will build upon the success of its predecessor which, even at the end of its production life, is still delivering high UK sales volumes.
“We expect the wide choice of Relay variants – all offering class-leading load carrying practicality and low cost of operation, coupled with even higher standards of equipment – will increase its popularity with both national fleets and small and medium enterprise (SME) businesses.”
Smith added that the Relay will be instrumental in providing for a continually growing large panel van market.
The new Relay will be available in 11 colours in a variety of different bodies, including a Luton van, dropside and tipper. It will be joined in the market by its Fiat Ducato and Peugeot Boxer sister vehicles, both of which receive similar revisions.