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Toyota has revealed a new van as a part of its Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) line-up.

The Proace City – which is to debut at Birmingham’s Commercial Vehicle Show on April 30 – has been built in collaboration with PSA, and shares much of its DNA with Citroen’s Berlingo and the Vauxhall Combo.

The City version joins the existing Proace – also a product derived from PSA lineage – offering a more compact option for tradespeople in urban areas.

The compact van is presented in two different lengths, with a 4.4m short wheelbase version and a 4.7m derivative. Both can be specified with three front seats, and as panel or glass vans; the long version is also available as a crew cab. The passenger version – the Verso – is offered with five or seven seats both in the short and long version; with seven seats specified, both rear passenger rows come with Isofix points all round.

The Proace City Verso offers flexible passenger accommodation, with the option of three individual seats or a 60:40 split folding bench in the second row. A third row can be added to both the long and short body versions. All seats are adjustable, and Toyota claims that the seven-seat examples can comfortably seat adults.

There will be a range of diesel and petrol engines available, offering power outputs from 74 to 128bhp.

Standard safety tech includes a pre-collision system, road sign assist, lane keep assist, cruise control and a ‘coffee cup warning’ that recommends the driver takes a break if they have spent a long time at the wheel. Further safety features can be found further up the line-up, including blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and sway warning.

Deals on the existing Toyota Proace, which has an ever-growing footprint on the LCV market, can be found here.

Ted Welford

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April 23, 2019

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