6 Reasons To Buy A Citroen Dispatch
The third generation of the Dispatch medium-sized van was released in 2016 boasting several upgrades to the outgoing version which has made it one of the most popular models in its segment.
The medium-sized van market is heavily populated with competent models including the Ford Transit, Renault Trafic and Volkswagen Transporter, so why should you spend your money on the Citroen Dispatch?
RANGE OF SIZE OPTIONS
Offering a number of different sizes and wheelbase variants is something that comes as standard with the best medium-sized vans on the market.
The Dispatch is different because its XS version - the smallest configuration on offer - is only 4.60m long, but still boasts a 1400kg payload (the same as the larger M and XL versions) and a 5.1m³ load area.
In addition, the XS and M versions are only 1.90m tall so they can easily fit in underground car parks which is something that can't be said for most vehicles in this segment.
If you're looking for a van that can go further for less money, then you need to seriously consider the Dispatch. Its range of 1.6- and 2.0-litre diesel engines are capable of returning up to 55.3mpg.
To put that into perspective, the most frugal Ford Transit Custom will only manage 47.1mpg, and the Volkswagen T6 Transporter can only reach up to 47.9mpg. This makes the Dispatch one of the cheapest medium-sized vans to run.
CREW AND CHASSIS CABS AVAILABLE
The Citroen Dispatch is a very versatile van and comes in panel, crew and chassis cab variants so you can get the body style that fulfils the needs of your business.
Crew cab versions provide a second row of seats so that you can transport up to six people, whereas the chassis cab is ready to take any specialist modifications - such as Tipper, Dropside or Luton - vital to the success of your business.
PAYLOAD AND TOWING CAPACITY
Whether you choose the XS, M or XL load length, the payload on the Dispatch remains at 1400kg which is 500g more than the previous version. All configurations will comfortably carry three Euro pallets which are easily accessible through the twin sliding doors.
The Dispatch is also able to tow up to 2.5 tonnes when it's hooked up to a braked trailer which increases its versatility as a work and leisure vehicle.
EXCELLENT FEATURES AND TECHNOLOGY
As standard, the Dispatch receives DAB digital radio with Bluetooth, a USB port and audio jack to make every journey a more enjoyable experience. The mid-range Enterprise model adds a 7" colour touchscreen, rear parking sensors and air conditioning.
The top of the range Enterprise Plus version includes Citroen's Look and Visibility Packs as well as the Park Assist 180° feature to make parallel parking much easier.
The Dispatch also comes packed with useful and practical features such as a load through bulkhead which provides an extra 1.16m in load length so you can transport longer items such as scaffolding poles or wooden panels.
AUTOMATIC ENGINES AVAILABLE
When the new version was released in 2016, Citroen promised that automatic engines would be released for the Dispatch. There are two auto options available - a 1.6 94bhp six-speed ETG version and a 2.0 178bhp six-speed ETG engine.
Automatic engines are not particularly common in the van market, especially in the medium-size sector. The Dispatch is available in an automatic whether you need the XS, M or XL version in both Enterprise and Enterprise Plus specification.
If you think that the Citroen Dispatch is a perfect fit for your business, search our stock online today.