Introduction

While Citroen has established itself as an innovative car maker, it has also become a powerhouse in the commercial van industry in recent years. There are a wide range of Citroen vans which can handle the demands of any project. With models which feature great storage, convenient features, and comfortable interiors, Citroen has quality vans for any business.

 Below, the top Citroen vans available in 2017 are reviewed. While most vans produced by this brand offer exceptional quality, the Berlingo, Dispatch, and Relay are the premier options. Which model is best suited for a given buyer will depend on the buyer’s needs and preferences.

Citroen Berlingo

 Overview

 The Berlingo is one of the most popular Citroen vans. It is a versatile option with two lengths available. It can handle a payload of up to 850 kg with a maximum 3.25-meter length. This van received a massive overhaul in 2015 which has added some incredible features and fuel economy.

 Features

 One of the highlights of this van is its three front seats. The customizable seating offers a range of options including cinema seating and fold-down features to transform the center seat into a desk.

 It also comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen that allows the driver to enjoy navigation, media, and communication with ease.

 Pros

  • 64.2 mpg with the diesel option
  • Incredible range of features including versatile seating
  • Improved technology with 7-inch touchscreen
  • Option for all-electric version which has 106-mile range on 12-hour charge

Cons

  • Fewer standard safety features included
  • Fairly noisy cabin

 Summary

 The newly redesigned Citroen Berlingo is a highly customizable van which will suit just about any need. With L1 and L2 sizes, in addition to a variety of engine sizes, the Berlingo has a model for any job.

 It comes equipped with a variety of technological improvements which make driving safer and more enjoyable. It even outdoes industry leaders like the Ford Transit in terms of length. It is an excellent choice for a quality commercial van.

Citroen Dispatch

 Overview

 The Citroen Dispatch emerged in 2016 as a completely new van with a variety of convenient features. It comes in three lengths, two wheelbases, and one height. This means that regardless of the length and weight capacity one needs, the Dispatch will be easily parked in just about any parking lot.

 In addition to its versatile sizes, the Dispatch offers a variety of engines. Buyers can take advantage of the improved fuel economy with the new Dispatch, as every model boasts over 50 mpg.

 There are also a wide range of features included in the new van. With improved technology, fuel economy, and comfort, the Dispatch is an exceptional commercial van.

 Features

 Just as with the Berlingo, every Dispatch model comes equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen which offers a wide range of benefits. In addition to navigation and entertainment, the touchscreen comes with a “mirror screen” feature which allows the screen to show some smartphone apps. It even offers a head-up display.

 There are also a number of convenient features such as hands-free doors that are opened with one’s feet.

 Pros

  • Impressive 1500 kg payload
  • 2.0-litre BlueHDi diesel comes equipped with 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Incredible technological features
  • Hands-free door option
  • 1.6-litre offers 55.3 mpg

 Cons

  • No high-roof option
  • Features like hands-free doors and navigation cost extra
  • Driver experience is not great, 94bhp engine is sluggish and steering is too light to feel the road

 Summary

 The Citroen Dispatch is one of the premier commercial vans available today. It has very few drawbacks while offering everything one could hope for in a van: great fuel economy, convenient features, and impressive payload capacity.

Citroen Relay

 Overview

 The Citroen Relay is the heavy-duty option for the brand’s commercial vans. It is practical and versatile with four lengths, three wheel bases, and three roof heights. It ranges from 8 to 17 m3, making this the perfect van for any commercial project.

 There are also a number of engines available. The newest is the 2.0 BlueHDi engine which lowers emissions and costs. There are also turbodiesel engines available in 110PS, 130PS, and 150PS. There is also a 3.0-liter 180PS option.

 Features

 With 49 different versions, the Relay is easily adapted to any job and business. In addition, it comes equipped with incredible features to make driving it a pleasure. These include a leather steering wheel and included writing panel.

 It also boasts a great range of technological features. These include a 5-inch touchscreen and an exceptional reversing camera. This includes markers to indicate if there is an obstacle in the van’s path, if the obstacle will block the van doors, or if there is room to continue reversing.

 Pros

  • Wide range of sizes available
  • Up to 1900 kg payload capacity
  • Wide load bay: 1870 mm between partitions
  • Great range of technological features

Cons

  • No automatic transmission
  • Noisy when driving

 Summary

 The Citroen Relay is one of the most popular large commercial vans, and for good reason. It provides a wide range of sizes and offers a maximum payload of 1900 kg. Despite its practical sizes and loading bay, it is also a pleasure to drive. With improved technological features like 5-inch touchscreens and reversing cameras, the Relay is a van that will make any project easy and convenient.

For more information, visit: Citroen Van Sales.