Saturday, June 25, 2022

For Fleet and Transport Professionals

Multi-award winning Citroën Dispatch and ë-Dispatch LCVs updated for 2022

As part of the 2022 updates, Citroën UK has reduced Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric basic prices by £1,000 across the board. The list price reduction forms part of Citroën UK’s ‘Fair Pricing’ promise, which helps make the purchase experience easier and more transparent for SME and fleet customers.  

Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric are both available in three lengths: ‘XS’, ‘M’ and ‘XL’. ‘XS’ variants measure 4.6m long, while ‘M’ models increase the vehicle length to 4.9m, and ‘XL’ extend to 5.3m long. Load capacity for ‘XS’ variants is 4.6m3, while ‘M’ models can carry up to 5.3m3, and XL variants 6.1m3 in Panel Van configuration.  

Importantly, load volumes are identical for Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric models, while maximum payloads are up to 1,446kg for Dispatch, and up to 1,004kg for ë-Dispatch Electric. Both Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric can be specified in either Panel Van or Crew Van configuration, with Crew Van models featuring a second row of seats, bringing the maximum occupancy to six.

A major enhancement for Dispatch is the introduction of new Euro 6.3-compliant Diesel engines.

This sees the Dispatch range updated with a new BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual powertrain that enjoys improved efficiency versus the outgoing unit, with CO2 emissions reduced by up to 3g/km. Elsewhere in the range, the previous 2.0-litre BlueHDi 120 Diesel is replaced with a BlueHDi 145 engine, which is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic transmission.

‘Driver Pro’ variants also receive a new 1.5-litre BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual powertrain, with the previous BlueHDi 120 now deleted. This new engine brings with it a very impressive 15g/km reduction in CO2 when compared with the outgoing unit. As part of the changes the BlueHDi 150 has also been removed from the range.

Citroën ë-Dispatch Electric models are powered by either a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery pack, combined with a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. From a single charge, ë-Dispatch Electric models with 50kWh batteries can cover up to 143 miles (WLTP), with 75kWh models increasing the vehicle range up to 205 under WLTP testing.

Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge will take just 30 minutes for 50kWh models, and 45 minutes for 75kWh variants. A full charge with a 7.4kW (32A) Wallbox will take 7 hours 30 minutes for 50kWh models, and 11 hours 20 minutes for 75kWh models.

Following on from Citroën’s ‘Inspired by Pro’ campaign, Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric LCVs receive new trim names for 2022 – ‘ X Pro’, ‘Enterprise Pro’ and ‘Driver Pro’.

‘X Pro’ models are equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, twin sliding side doors, daytime running lights and a full-size steel spare wheel. Inside, a full steel bulkhead separates the cabin from the load area, with all models receiving Citroën Connect Box with Emergency & Assistance system. Citroën Connect Box alerts the emergency services or breakdown operators in the event of an incident on the road. Safety is enhanced with an automatic fuel cut-off function and door unlocking in the event of an accident. Bluetooth® connectivity helps drivers keep their eyes on the road when travelling.

‘Enterprise Pro’ models build on the ‘X-Pro’ trim with Citroën’s Moduwork® dual passenger bench with fold-up outer seat that helps improve load capacity. There is also has a fold-down writing table on the back of in the centre seat.  A Moduwork® load-through flap in the steel bulkhead enables extra-long items to be transported.

‘Enterprise Pro’ models also add rear parking sensors and a laminated acoustic windscreen for improved noise isolation, while automatic lights and windscreen wipers increase convenience. All models also enjoy a 7-inch colour touchscreen with Citroën Connect DAB radio, Bluetooth®, Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto.

Top-of-the-range ‘Driver Pro’ models feature 17-inch ‘Curve’ alloy wheels, body coloured front and rear bumpers, and metallic paint. ‘Driver Pro’ models also feature front LED daytime running lights and Citroën’s Park Assist 180 system with front and rear parking sensors, and a Visio Park 180-degree rear parking camera.

Inside, ‘Driver Pro’ models come with Citroën Connect Nav with three-years’ subscription to live traffic alerts, head-up display, as well as Citroën’s Safety Pack that adds lane departure warning, speed limit recognition, intelligent speed adaptation and driver attention alert. Safety is further improved by the Drive Assist Pack*, which features adaptive cruise control, collision alert and Active Safety Brake.

* BlueHDi Diesel versions only

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