June 18, 2018
The multiple award winning Citroen Dispatch is part of an incredibly crowded and incredibly competitive medium van segment which includes big hitters including the Ford Transit Custom. So why should you buy one? Vansdirect reveals all!
The Citroen Dispatch shares a platform with two sister vans in the form of the Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace, with all three vans claiming the prestigious WhatVan? Medium van of the year award for the past two years, since the introduction of an all new model in 2016. Despite sharing the same platform as the Expert and Proace, the Dispatch is an excellent medium van in its own right.
Here are five reasons to buy a new Citroen Dispatch!
The Dispatch is available in three lengths (XS, Medium and XL) each of which comes with a uniform height of 1.9 metres meaning you should be able to fit in a standard multi-storey car park with the minimum of fuss. However the most compact (XS) models take the medium van segment into uncharted territory, bridging the gap between small and medium vans and offering 5.1 cubic metres of load volume in conjunction with a one-tonne payload. Medium and Long models offer an excellent level of choice, meaning there’s a Dispatch for everyone’s needs.
No one wants a new van that is going to cost an arm and a leg to run and that is certainly not the case with the Dispatch, which leads the way over its competitors in the segment for economy. There are a selection of highly efficient engines available, with even the most powerful 180ps unit offering a fuel economy of 46.3 mpg. Leading the way is the 115ps unit offering up to 55.3mpg!
All models of the Citroen Dispatch have a huge maximum payload for the medium van segment of 1400kg, whilst all models have the ability to carry large loads. Even smallest XS models have the ability to swallow two Europallets, despite an overall van length of 4.6 metres, whereas Medium models can stretch to three Europallets. For longer objects for example pipes, there is the Moduwork long-load system (standard on Enterprise models) to extend load lengths beyond three metres, loading through the bulkhead.
No one wants a van that is challenging and noisy to drive, another area where Citroen vans have excelled in their creation of the Dispatch. The new EMP2 platform offers a far more comfortable ride than its predecessor, whilst Citroen have also taken a number of features across from their Citroen car range to enhance comfort. Not forgetting the highly efficient engines being responsible for a quiet and refined drive.
In conjunction with the range of van lengths available, Citroen vans have also made the Dispatch available with three high spec trim levels, even base level ‘X’ models are loaded with standard features, including: Dual passenger bench seat, twin sliding side loading doors, front electric windows, DAB, USB, Bluetooth, cruise control, deadlocks and twin 50/50 rear doors. Moving up to Enterprise models adds features including: Rear parking sensors, air conditioning, Moduwork configurable dual passenger bench seat with load-through bulkhead, 7-inch touchscreen with Mirror Link, rear parking sensors and Alarm with remote selective locking of cabin and load area. TOP SPEC Enterprise Plus models add even more features, including: Park Assist 180 (front and rear parking sensors with rear parking camera), front fog lights, metallic paint, visibility pack, 17-inch alloy wheels and body coloured bumpers and side strips.
Looking for a new Citroen Dispatch? Or maybe there’s another medium van you have your heart set on? Either way, Vansdirect can help! With a massive range of brand new vans in stock and cheap van finance options available with all of our new vans, ranging from van leasing and contract hire to hire purchase. Start the ball rolling on a new van today by simply enquiring online or calling us on 0800 169 69 95, we also offer cars!