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New Citroën Relay to debut at CV Show

22 April 2014 #CV Sector #CV Show #News #Van

News from Citroën: The New Citroën Relay will make its debut at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2014, and aiming to build upon the success of the current generation.

The New Citroën Relay brings class-leading payloads and load space practicality; square-sided load compartments; wide load decks; and some of the lowest load deck heights in its class.

Complementing its load carrying practicality, New Relay also delivers higher levels of standard equipment, extended service intervals; up to 15% more fuel efficient engines and lower emissions – as well as a new range of options to improve safety and driver comfort.

Jeremy Smith, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Sector Operations, said, “When it goes on sale in the third quarter this year, 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 New 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.”

The New Citroën Relay stands out from its competitors with a stylish new front end and large high-mounted headlights incorporating daytime running lights. It also incorporates a striking new grille and chevron design as well as a large, multi-piece front bumper to minimise accident damage and reduce repair costs.

As a result of this intensive development programme, New Relay’s body structures incorporate multiple-point reinforcement to raise body rigidity, improve durability and also to lower noise levels.

High use, high stress items such as the rear doors have been reinforced and higher strength door hinges are now used. Similarly, the sliding side load doors have benefited from reinforced rails, re-designed runners and improved door locks – all of which raise durability and security standards.

Underbody improvements include re-designed shock absorber mountings for reduced road noise.
Braking performance has been optimised with dimensional and tolerance changes; these have reduced operational noise as well as improving braking performance.

Citroën’s advanced HDi diesel engine choice for the New Relay range has significantly improved, with up to 15% better fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions figures. Now, all New Relay panel vans in the 3.0 – 3.5 tonne gvw sector have excellent combined cycle fuel economy of up to 42.8mpg and sub-200g/km CO2 emission figures.

Other operating cost reduction features include extended service intervals of up to 2 years or 30,000 miles. All New Relay panel vans have Citroën’s unique Trafficmaster SmartNav intelligent satellite navigation and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking, which provides further operational cost savings and efficiency gains.

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