Citroën UK has revealed updates for its award-winning Dispatch and ë-Dispatch LCV ranges for 2022. The main changes are made to trim level names, and there’s the addition of new Euro 6.3-compliant Diesel engines. Furthermore, there’s a £1,000 price reduction across the entire line-up, too.
Citroën Dispatch and ë-Dispatch: Three New Trims
Following on from Citroën’s ‘Inspired by Pro’ campaign, Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric LCVs receive new trim names for 2022 – ‘ X Pro’, ‘Enterprise Pro’ and ‘Driver Pro’.
X Pro: Equipped with 16-inch steel wheels and twin sliding side doors. This is alongside daytime running lights and a full-size steel spare wheel. Inside, a full steel bulkhead separates the cabin from the load area, with all models receiving Citroën Connect Box with Emergency and Assistance system. Citroën Connect Box alerts the emergency services or breakdown operators in the event of an incident on the road. Enhanced safety comes with an automatic fuel cut-off function and door unlocking in the event of an accident. Bluetooth connectivity helps drivers keep their eyes on the road when travelling.
Enterprise Pro: Build on the ‘X-Pro’ trim with Citroën’s Moduwork dual passenger bench with fold-up outer seat that helps improve load capacity. There is also has a fold-down writing table on the back of the centre seat. A Moduwork load-through flap in the steel bulkhead allows for transportation of extra-long items.
Also added are rear parking sensors and a laminated acoustic windscreen for improved noise isolation. While automatic lights and windscreen wipers increase convenience. All models also have a 7-inch colour touchscreen with Citroën Connect DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
Driver Pro: The top-of-the-range model features 17-inch ‘Curve’ alloy wheels, body-coloured front and rear bumpers, and metallic paint. ‘Driver Pro’ models also feature front LED daytime running lights and Citroën’s Park Assist 180 system with front and rear parking sensors. And a Visio Park 180-degree rear parking camera.
Inside, Driver Pro models come with Citroën Connect Nav with three-years’ subscription to live traffic alerts, and head-up display. As well as Citroën’s Safety Pack that adds lane departure warning, speed limit recognition, intelligent speed adaptation and driver attention alert. Safety is further improved by the Drive Assist Pack (BlueHDi Diesel versions only), which features adaptive cruise control, collision alert and Active Safety Brake.
Citroën Dispatch and ë-Dispatch: Design and Space
Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric are both available in three lengths: ‘XS’, ‘M’ and ‘XL’. The XS variants measure 4.6m long, while M models increase the vehicle length to 4.9m, and XL extend to 5.3m long. Load capacity for XS variants is 4.6m3, while M models can carry up to 5.3m3, and XL variants 6.1m3 in Panel Van configuration.
Load volumes are identical for Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric models, while maximum payloads are up to 1,446kg for Dispatch, and up to 1,004kg for ë-Dispatch Electric. Both Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric can be specified in either Panel Van or Crew Van configuration. Crew Van models feature a second row of seats, bringing the maximum occupancy to six.
Citroën Dispatch: Engine Upgrade
A major enhancement for Dispatch is the introduction of new Euro 6.3-compliant Diesel engines. This sees the Dispatch range updated with a new BlueHDi 100 S&S 6-speed manual powertrain that enjoys improved efficiency versus the outgoing unit. Resulting in CO2 emissions reduced by up to 3g/km. A BlueHDi 145 engine replaces the outgoing 2.0-litre BlueHDi 120 Diesel across the rest of the range. This is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox or an 8-speed automatic transmission.
‘Driver Pro’ variants also receive a new 1.5-litre BlueHDi 120 S&S 6-speed manual powertrain. This new engine brings with it a very impressive 15g/km reduction in CO2 when compared with the outgoing unit. Furthermore, the BlueHDi 150 has also been removed from the range.
Citroën ë-Dispatch: Battery Power
Citroën ë-Dispatch Electric models are powered by either a 50kWh or a 75kWh battery pack. This combines with a 100kW (136hp) electric motor. From a single charge, ë-Dispatch Electric models with 50kWh batteries can cover up to 143 miles (WLTP). The 75kWh models increase the vehicle range up to 205 miles under WLTP testing.
Supporting up to 100kW rapid charging, an 80% charge will take just 30 minutes for 50kWh models, and 45 minutes for 75kWh variants. A full charge with a 7.4kW (32A) Wallbox will take 7 hours 30 minutes for 50kWh models, and 11 hours 20 minutes for 75kWh models.
Citroën Dispatch and ë-Dispatch: UK Pricing
As part of the 2022 updates, Citroën UK has reduced Dispatch and ë-Dispatch Electric basic prices by £1,000 across the board. Dispatch pricing now starts from £22,995 for the entry-level ‘X Pro’ Panel Van model. The ë-Dispatch Electric starts from just £26,450 (Basic MRRP less Plug-in Van Grant) in ‘Enterprise Pro’ Panel Van trim. The list price reduction forms part of Citroën UK’s ‘Fair Pricing’ promise.