Citroen Dispatch Tradesman limited edition revealed

Built under Citroen’s bespoke van service for UK fleets, the van is based on the Dispatch HDi 90 van in L1H1 1000 form.

This includes Citroen’s Trafficmaster Smartnav satellite navigation and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking, two features designed to improve the driving experience and security in the Dispatch.

The Dispatch Tradesman also adds roof bars, anti-slip load compartment flooring, polypropylene load lining kit and a full steel bulkhead to boost practicality.

On the outside, the van will also receive front fog lights and an Arctic Steel metallic paint job. Citroen will charge £16,385 before VAT for the van – £665 more than the Dispatch van it is based on despite offering £1,000 worth of extra equipment.

The Citroen Dispatch van is the French manufacturer’s large panel van and sits between the Berlingo and Relay van ranges.

Designed for tradesmen, the Dispatch offers more space than a supermini-size van but more compact dimensions than a larger van such as the Ford Transit.

The latest generation of the Dispatch is designed to be more aerodynamic than previous versions. A distinctive sloping front end and boxy rear allow less drag but more space in the rear for tools and luggage.

Prices for the standard Dispatch van start from £11,250 before VAT, in keeping with similar size rival models.