UK customers will have 10 versions of Toyota’s new Proace van to choose from when the new model goes on sale in July, giving choices for load capacity, payload and performance.
The choice of nine panel vans takes in two vehicle lengths and heights, payloads of one or 1.2 tonnes, and three diesel engines. In addition there is a Proace crew cab van, seating up to six.
The Proace Crew Cab is available in a single configuration (L2H1, powered by the 126bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine. The combinations of size, payload and powertrain for the panel van are detailed below.
The standard wheelbase (L1) models measure 4,805mm overall, with a 3,000mm wheelbase; the longer versions are 5,135mm long with a 3,122mm wheelbase. The standard height (H1) is 1,942mm, with a higher roof (2,276mm) available with the L2 wheelbase. In L1H1 specification, total load space is 5cu m; in the L2H1 vans this increased to 6cu m, with the L2H2 offering 7cu m.
The Proace offers a choice of three diesel engines. The 89bhp 1.6-litre engine produces 133lb-ft of torque and is matched to a five-speed manual transmission.
Two 2.0-litre diesel units are available, with outputs of 126 and 161bhp and peak torque figures of 236lb-ft and 251lb-ft respectively. Both of these engines come with a six-speed manual transmission.
An 80-litre fuel tank capacity and combined cycle fuel consumption figures of 44.1mpg give the 2.0-litre versions of the ProAce a theoretical driving range of more than 770 miles before refuelling.
The Proace comes in single equipment grade providing sliding doors on each side, 16-inch alloy wheels with wheel caps, fog lamps, daytime running lights and heated electric door mirrors. Customers can specify plain or glazed double steel rear doors. Where fitted, the rear windows are heated and have a wash-wipe system.
The cabin environment can be kept comfortable with air conditioning. Other features include Bluetooth, electric windows, and the choice of a single front passenger seat or two-person bench.
Where safety is concerned, all Proace come with driver and front passenger airbags, ABS and Vehicle Stability Control.
Further choices can be made when it comes to the bulkhead between cabin and loadspace. A ladder-type bulkhead is fitted as standard, with a steel ladder bulkhead featured in the crew van. A steel bulkhead with or without a glazed window section can be specified as an option on the panel van.
The Proace is derived from the Citroen Dispatch, Peugeot Expert and Fiat Scudo van project, led by PSA Peugeot-Citroen. Toyota has confirmed it will be a partner in the next-generation version of the van.
|Grade||Body||Engine||CO2||Basic Price||CV OTR|
|L1H1 1000kg||Panel Van||2.0D 126bhp||168||£18,499.83||£19,379.17|
|L1H1 1200kg||Panel Van||1.6D 89bhp||177||£17,749.83||£18,629.17|
|L1H1 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 126bhp||168||£18,916.49||£19,795.83|
|L1H1 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 161bhp||168||£19,499.83||£20,379.17|
|L2H1 1200kg||Panel Van||1.6D 89bhp||177||£18,333.16||£19,212.50|
|L2H1 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 126bhp||168||£19,499.83||£20,379.17|
|L2H1 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 161bhp||168||£20,083.16||£20,962.50|
|L2H2 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 126bhp||186||£20,666.49||£21,545.83|
|L2H2 1200kg||Panel Van||2.0D 161bhp||186||£21,249.83||£22,129.17|
|L2H1 1200kg||Crew Cab||2.0D 126bhp||183||£22,416.49||£23,295.83|