Peugeot Expert and Citroen Dispatch unveiled ahead of CV Show debut


Peugeot and Citroen have revealed the latest generation Expert and Dispatch medium sized vans ahead of their world debut next month at the CV Show.

The vans have previously been teased in passenger-carrying form, as the Peugeot Traveller and Citroen Spacetourer, which were on show at Geneva earlier this month.

Available in three lengths and with two or three seats in the front, the vans offer up to 6.6 m3 of useful space and 1400 kg of useful load with a useful length of 4 m. The Standard and Long versions, at 4.95 m and 5.30 m, are designed for the core market.

The Compact 4.60m version, allows loads of up to 5.1 m3 and 1400 kg, with a useful length of 3.32m.

Its reduced dimensions and overhang allow the new vans to offer great manoeuvrability, particularly popular with professionals working in urban areas on a daily basis. Its reduced height of 1.90m means easy entry to car parks.

Euro 6 BlueHDi engine options range from 95 hp to 180 hp, mostly equipped with Stop&Start technology. The most efficient version offers emissions of 133 g/km of CO2.

Technical options include hands-free sliding doors, Moduwork flexible passenger space, head-up display and sign reading system.

Other safety options include Active Safety Brake and automatic main beam lamps. Voice-control connected 3D navigation and real-time traffic information, VisioPark 1 reversing camera with 180° overhead rear view and rear view zoom and Driver Attention Alert are further additions.

Additional variants include:

  • Crew/double cabs, with five or six fixed or fold-up seats
  • Platform cab as a conversion base
  • Combi as a people-carrier with up to nine seats

The platform and powertrains are also shared with Toyota, which has also announced its new van - the Proace. 

The Fiat Scudo was also based on the same vehicle in the previous generation, but that manufacturer has entered an agreement with Renault to base their next model off the Trafic/Vivaro van. This week that new vehicle was announced, the Talento.

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