This Citroën Dispatch generation has an optimised architecture which makes it even more suitable, comfortable, and safe. It combines the latest generations of driving assist technology and engines, providing you and your company with endless possibilities in 3 lengths – in addition to two lengths M (4.95 m) and XL (5.30 m), this van is also available in a lightweight and functional new 4.60 m version. Unlike the other two types, M and XL, the XS will carry up to 1400 kg of payload too.
The Dispatch also now has a good seating place. The driver seat of the old model was poorly offset from the steering wheel, which easily induced discomfort because the driver sits directly behind the steering column in the new Dispatch. The seat is lower than before, adding to the feel of the passenger car but also having an adverse impact on visibility. The side mirrors are also small, and they are not perfect to reverse or track blind spots.
Alternate side doors which slide hands-free. Total payload up to 1400 kg. Usable volume up to 6.6 m3. Useful length of up to 4 m. A width of 1,25 m between wheel arches
Entry-level models are powered by a single 1.6-liter 94bhp diesel engine, which is coupled with a manual five-speed gearbox. There’s also a higher-powered version of 1.6’s 114bhp, and that’s probably the one most people are going to go for, even if it’s only available as a manual. When you are after a little bit more power, there’s a larger-capacity 2.0-liter diesel engine with three power ratings of 121bhp, 148bhp, and 174bhp – the most powerful of these has an automatic gearbox and steering wheel-mounted gear shifting paddles.
Not only does the new Dispatch look much more appealing than its predecessor, Citroën has also made significant changes to the way it operates. The Dispatch is more organised on the road and has a more relaxed trip, as it is based on the EMP2 car platform. In the previous edition, which had a far too ambiguous bouncy ride and steering, the new Dispatch feels well-planked on the road and has more direct and communicative steering. The new 2.0-liter engine’s most powerful version has plenty of pulling power to make it feel at home, cruising around built-up areas as well as cruising speed on an autobahn. Nonetheless, the 1.6-liter 114bhp is our favourite engine because with a reported 55.4mpg it returns the best fuel economy, its power delivery is smooth and it still has enough strength to make good progress, even if it is fully fuelled.?