Why should you buy a Citroen Dispatch Van?
Are you looking to buy a new van? If so, you should definitely take a look at the Citroen Dispatch. Citroen has been in the game for a while now – this is the third generation of Dispatch – so it’s no surprise that they know what they’re doing. Well-designed, stylish and fuel-efficient, the Dispatch is a real contender in the marketplace.
The Citroen Dispatch boasts an engine with a torque rating of 180 and a 1,560cc four-cylinder 16-valve unit. Its Diesel engine is a greener choice than many of its petrol rivals, producing fewer emissions (less than 183g per kilometre). And it’s not just environmentally friendly – it’s good for your wallet, too, because it can produce up to 62.8 mpg on the fuel.
The Dispatch is also a very practical choice for work. It can carry up to 1000 kilograms, with service intervals every 20,000 miles. In other words, this is a great van for the professional who expects to be out on the road a lot. It has a 2-year unlimited mileage warranty and can reach speeds of 98mph, although, in all honesty, it’s unlikely that most drivers will be using the Dispatch’s top speeds on a regular basis.
Still, the possibility is a nice bonus. Safety is also on the agenda here – the van will ping to let you know when you’ve been driving above 40mph for more than a couple of hours.
Once you get behind the wheel, you’ll see that the Dispatch was designed by someone who knows the needs of van drivers very well. It has a new suspension system, ensuring that you’ll stay comfortable even on the bumpiest roads, and the cabin is spacious, with three seat configuration settings. There’s a large gap between the driver and passenger seats, and a roomy, flat dash-top in case you need it for work.
Last but not least, let’s talk about aesthetics. The third generation Dispatch comes with a chrome-finish grille and offers wide rubbing strips in case of accidents. It has a certain distinctive appearance, with a short bonnet and high headlamps. And it’s practical as well as stylish, with 49 litres of cab stowage room.
All in all, the Citroen Dispatch is an excellent van. Powerful and sleek, it has a great deal to offer the professional on the go. Expect to pay between £17,500 and £26,500, with prices varying depending on the engine and body that you choose (as well as the standard panel van, you can opt for the Combi or Platform models). A great choice for anyone looking to invest in a new van.