Six-seat transport from Citroën’s Dispatch Crew Van
Citroën has added a new Dispatch Crew Van model to its LCV range offering six-seat transport for companies.
The Euro 5 Dispatch HDi 125 6-speed manual L2H1 1200 will be sold alongside the smaller Berlingo five-seater version.
The six-seater capacity has been provided by means of a dual front passenger seat and a three-person rear bench seat. The latter incorporates an integral bulkhead while all occupants get inertia-reel seatbelts and adjustable headrests.
The Dispatch’s twin sliding side loading doors are supplied with fixed side windows, or optional sliding windows, while the integrated moulded bulkhead has a central viewing window behind the second row bench, allowing full visibility should glazed rear doors be specified.
Citroën says that thanks to a clever use of space, the Crew Van offers plenty of carry space for both people and equipment. Under the rear bench is a 310mm deep x 1100mm wide aperture, giving a maximum floor length of 2,110mm in the rear load compartment. The load deck length in the main part of the load area, behind the rear bulkhead, is 1700mm.
According to Citroën’s Commercial Vehicle Operations Manager Scott Michael the new Dispatch Crew Van will improve efficiency for tis operators. “Duty of care considerations and rising fuel prices are among the key reasons why businesses are increasingly specifying crew vans,” he adds.
“With its combination of 1,067kg payload, six seats and a large load compartment, the Dispatch Crew Van meets most operator needs in this growing LCV market sector,” Michael adds.
“Most importantly, as the Dispatch Crew Van has a payload of over 1,000kg, it is possible for VAT-registered business customers to reclaim the VAT paid on the vehicle.”
The Dispatch Crew Van is on sale now at a basic price (excluding VAT) of £21,120.
Words by: Andrew Charman