Toyota launches Proace City, its smallest van yet

New van to be offered in two lengths plus a seven-seat passenger model.

Toyota is bolstering its commercial vehicle line-up with the Proace City, the brand’s smallest van yet.

Based on the award-winning Peugeot Rifter/Citroën Berlingo/Vauxhall Combo trio, the compact Proace City van is the latest extension of Toyota’s collaboration with the PSA Group. It is similar to the agreement that already sees the larger Toyota Proace van built on a platform shared with the Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch and new Vauxhall Vivaro.

The Proace City will go on sale in two body length options of 4.4 and 4.7 metres. Both versions will be able to be specified with three seats upfront, and as either a panel or glass-windowed van.

A crew cab version of the longer wheelbase model will also be offered, — with an additional row of seating.

Shorter versions of the Proace City offer 3.3 cubic metres of load volume, which increases to 4.3 cubic metres for longer wheelbase models. The ‘Smart Cargo’ option on these variants also allows load lengths of up to 3.4 metres to be accommodated.

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There will also be a passenger-carrying variant dubbed the Proace City Verso. This will be available with either three individual rear seats — each with Isofix mounting points — or a 60:40 folding bench in the second row, plus the option of an extra pair of seats right at the back to allow seven occupants to be accommodated.

Toyota promises a here’s a host of safety systems on both van and Verso variants of the Proace City. Pre-collision warning, road sign assistance, lane keep assist and cruise control will all be included as standard, while pptional extras include automatic high beam headlights, a sway warning, adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring.

Further technology available includes an eight-inch touchscreen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a head-up display and a rear-view camera with a 180-degree field of view.

Toyota is not yet announcing powertrain options, though they will include a range of petrol and diesel options. The Proace City is expected on sale in late 2019.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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