Citroen Relay and Citroen Dispatch Expand the ‘Ready to Run’ Programme
The already extensive range of commercial vehicle conversions from Citroen that are marketed under the ‘ready to run’ banner has been extended further for the start of 2011.
In addition to the Supertrucks glass carrying Citroen Relay, the company is now converting a high cube, low loading dry freight version called the Citroen Relay Space Van.
Not only is the loadspace huge, the load height is the lowest for any van available in the UK today. This makes it perfect for a small number of limited applications, including household removals and lightweight goods that need to be hand loaded into the vehicle. With load heights of as low as 37cm and step heights just 19cm there is no need for a dropwell or long ramps which take up room and add to the unladen weight.
The ultra low heights are thanks to the optional air suspension system – with the standard steel suspension, the step height increases to just 37cm and load height to 55cm.
The second benefit of increased load space means that, depending on body lengths (a choice of 4.1m or 4.5m) the operator will get 20.4m3 or 22.29m3 to fill up – this compares with a maximum 17m3 from the long and high Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Vauxhall Movano panel vans.
Payloads aren’t bad with 1.3 tonnes to play with, depending on the body chosen and other add ons.
The Space Van is priced from £24,825 + VAT + delivery.