Citroen have announced full pricing and specs for their new range of Relay vans ahead of their release next month.
Prices for the new Citroen Relay start from just £19,405 for the entry-level Relay 30 L1H1 HDi 110 6-speed manual, £20,205 for the Enterprise model and £27,200 for Citroen’s premium Specialist 35 Heavy L4 HDi 150 6-speed manual Luton.
The updated and improved 2014 Relay is built on a platform shared with its rivals the Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato, but Citroen say that its focus on long-term running costs puts the Relay ahead of its competitors.
The most obvious change made to the van is its new distinctive styling, with headlights and a striking grille inspired by the new range of Citroen cars that features large chevrons that blend into chrome strips on the nose with an optional LED strip inside the headlights.
The Relay comes in all shapes and sizes
It’s available in a range of versions, with panel van formats that include a wide variety of wheelbase lengths and roof heights, chassis cab and chassis crew cab models as well as three Specialist models including the Tipper, Dropside and Luton.
Thanks to new efficient engineering which resulted in the Relay’s new multiple-point reinforced body structure, the latest iteration of the van boasts some of the highest available payloads in its class, with a range of payload options from 1,140kg right up to 1,995kg.
Rigidity and durability have also been increased and high-use, high-stress items like the rear doors have been reinforced and fitted with new high-strength door hinges. Likewise, the sliding load doors have got the same treatment, with reinforced rails, redesigned runners and improved locks to raise security standards.
State of the art technology
Inside the cabin, the Relay features seat trim available in either dark grey or black and red twill as well as a new dashboard layout, which can incorporate a five-inch LCD screen for the audio system and an optional reversing camera.
Up to ten in-cab storage areas are also available including the glovebox, a dash-mounted document clip and various open or lidded compartments on the dashboard.
The new Relay is powered by a choice of four 2.2-litre HDi diesel engines with six-speed manual gearboxes that range from the HDi 110 which offers 108bhp with 250Nm of torque to the top of the range HDi 150 which boosts power output to 147bhp with 350Nm of torque that gives the Relay the power to pull even the heaviest payloads.
Now even better on the environment
The engines also feature improved efficiency, with up to 15 per cent better fuel economy than the Relay’s predecessor along with lower CO2 emissions.
Standard features in the new Relay include electronic stability control, Bluetooth connectivity and a USB socket, DAB digital radio with steering-mounted controls, daytime running lights as well as a full steel bulkhead, remote central locking with deadlocks, a dual passenger seat and electrically adjustable door mirrors.
The upgraded Relay Enterprise model also features additional equipment including air conditions, rear parking sensors, cruise control with a variable speed limited, a five-inch touch screen and an MP3-compatible CD player.
Citroën’s unique Teletrac telematics platform is also fitted as standard on all new Relay panel vans which includes satellite navigation and Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking.
A wide range of optional add-ons are also available including intelligent traction control and hill descent control upgrades, a reversing camera, tyre pressure sensors and rear air suspension as well as a lane departure warning system which uses a camera mounted above the rear-view mirror to recognise whether the driver has drifted across lane markings without indicating.