We’ve covered the extensive range of Citroën car models, and Citroën electric and hybrid vehicles, highlighting the manufacturer’s 100-year-plus history in the motor trade. But Citroën’s legacy isn’t only marked by its popular car range. The brand’s contribution to the van and commercial vehicles’ sector has been successful too. Here, we round up all the current Citroën van models to give you an insight to the different types of Citroën vans.
Citroën Berlingo Van
Arguably Citroën’s most popular van, the Berlingo has sold millions of units since it first entered production in 1996. Currently in its third generation, the Berlingo is packed with great safety features and all the tech you would expect from a van that ticks a lot of boxes.
Though it’s the smallest van in the range, the Berlingo comes with big features. Performance and efficiency are key, with the van’s lighter platform and engine technology to thank for this. Available with diesel or petrol options, the Berlingo comes in three variants: Worker, Enterprise, and Driver.
Each trim is designed with its own benefits. The Worker is for professionals who spend more time transporting heavy duty equipment around on difficult terrain. The Enterprise offers multiple storage options with a highly connected system. While the range-topping Driver version is refined and aims to excel in urban areas and city settings.
With its slew of commercial van features, both inside and out, it’s no wonder that the Berlingo was the number one selling vehicle in the Compact Van segment for 2021, with 12,000 units registered in the UK. It also scooped What Car?’s Van of the Year award in addition to a number of other accolades.
Citroën Dispatch Van
The Citroën Dispatch has been on the roads since 1994, becoming a popular choice for its value and reliability. The new-gen Dispatch is sharper and more refined, especially in regard to the technology, load space, and manoeuvrability it offers. In addition, it’s low running costs make the mid-size van an appealing choice for businesses.
A professional appearance comes in three length options: XS (4609mm length), M (4959mm length), and XL (5309mm length). The Dispatch isn’t all-looks either. It can carry up to a 1400kg payload, and is packed with the latest driver aids and safety tech.
Helping drivers go further for less money is the range of Euro 6-compliant BlueHDi engines with different power outputs (starting from 95bhp and going up to 180bhp), improving fuel efficiency with its super-low emissions.
The Dispatch is available in four trims: X, Worker, Enterprise, and Driver. The diesel-powered Dispatch was also recognised in the Company Car and Van Awards 2022, taking the Medium Van of the Year title in its stride.
Citroën Relay Van
The largest in Citroën’s van range has a massive payload and huge amounts of volume, ideal for moving heavy cargo. The Relay is robust, powerful, and economical with dependable drivetrains, making it the ideal choice for thousands of drivers across the UK.
Four models: X, Enterprise, Worker, and Driver, are available in three different configurations including Panel Van, Window Van and Crew Van. The Relay can pretty much handle it all when it comes to weight, bringing a super adaptable and significant payload of up to 1,870kg.
Size wise, there’s four lengths, three different heights, and the load volumes range in capacity depending on which model you opt for. The Relay’s no-nonsense commercial appeal continues inside with the Advanced Comfort programme offering comfy seats and lots of diverse storage if you wish to have it.
The punchy turbo engines are also compliant with Euro 6 emissions regulations and have a resilient fuel consumption of 25.5mpg with the more powerful version or close to 26.6mpg with the 118bhp version. In addition to all of this, the Relay is part of the Citroën Ready to Run range which features the workhorse favourites: Dropside, Luton, and Tipper variants, converted before you collect or take delivery of the van.
Citroën Electric Van Range
Citroën ë-Berlingo Van
Taking a much-loved model to a cleaner, greener level, the Citroën ë-Berlingo van is 100 percent more economical than its combustion counterparts. More importantly, it’s versatile for skilled professionals, traders, and delivery drivers who want to avoid charges within congestion and emission zones.
The ë-Berlingo produces zero tailpipe emissions, has zero engine noise, and even has a reasonable electric range of 171 miles. Charging is efficient too. Using a 100kW public charging point, the ë-Berlingo can go from zero to 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes, making it ideal for longer drives if needed.
More recently, Citroën UK expanded its ë-Berlingo electric line-up, combining the top-of-the range Flair XTR trim with the larger XL body offering seven seats. The new Flair XTR XL version provides ë-Berlingo electric with an extra 35cm of body length. This allows for a maximum load length of over three metres and 500-litres more load capacity with the rear seats folded.
Citroën ë-Dispatch Van
The Dispatch’s fully electric version, fitted with the optional 75kWh battery, has an impressive range of up to 205 miles, whilst the standard 50KwH version has a range of up to 143 miles, making travel in low-emissions’ zones even more appealing.
There’s no compromise on capacity and payload in the ë-Dispatch still offers a 1,200kg, and up to 6.6m3, respectively. All this has been achieved by cleverly positioning the battery pack within the vehicle chassis.
Rapid charging the 50kWh ë-Dispatch takes just 30 minutes from 0-80 percent, while the 75kWh model will take 45 minutes. The ë-Dispatch’s 134bhp electric motor offers a pleasant driving experience, reaching the 192lb ft of torque which is available at all speeds.
As part of the 2022 updates, Citroën UK has reduced Dispatch and ë-Dispatch basic prices by £1,000, making the purchase experience easier for fleet customers. Dispatch pricing now starts from £22,995 for the entry-level ‘X Pro’ Panel Van model, while ë-Dispatch Electric starts from £26,450 in ‘Enterprise Pro’ Panel Van trim.
Citroën ë-Relay Van
Taking the Relay up a level, the ë-Relay is not only big in size like its diesel sibling, but also gigantic in comfort, storage space, tech, and connectivity. The fully electric ë-Relay caters to both short and long journeys with its ë-comfort mode for enjoyable driving.
There are two battery choices: the 37kWh or 70kWh with a range of up to 73 or 139 miles, respectively. Both batteries are guaranteed by Citroën for eight years, or 100,000 miles at 70 percent charging capacity.
Reaching a maximum speed of 75mph, the ë-Relay has a good charge time too. Using a wallbox charger between 3.7 to 22kW charges the ë-Relay in three hours on the 37kWh battery or in nine hours on the 70kWh battery.
The ë-Relay also ticks the boxes for low-emissions zone clearance making it an ideal choice for a range of businesses across the country.