CITROEN DISPATCH VANS
Released in April 2016, the third generation Citroen Dispatch provides stiff competition for the market-leading Ford Transit Custom and Volkswagen Transporter models. Developed alongside the Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace, the Dispatch has a refreshed design with new dimensions and load capabilities that improve on its predecessor.
CITROEN DISPATCH DIMENSIONS
The Mk3 Dispatch is built on a new modular platform with two different wheelbases offering a total of three sizes: XS, M and XL. The shorter 2.92m wheelbase is specific to the compact XS version which is only 4.6m long. The 3.27m wheelbase is used for both the M and XL models measuring 4.95m and 5.3m long respectively.
Although there are three lengths to choose from, the Dispatch is built with a standard height of 1.9m for the XS and M versions, which only increases to 1.94m in the XL model. This means that even the largest Dispatch will comfortably fit into most multi-storey and underground car parks.
In terms of load volume, there's 4.6m³ of space in the compact XS Dispatch which increases to 5.3m³ and 6.1m³ in the M and XL versions respectively. Each of these figures is increased by 0.5m³ when the Moduwork option is fitted - something that is standard on all Enterprise and Enterprise Plus models. The minimum load area becomes 5.1m³ which is enough space to comfortably transport three Euro pallets.
By folding the outer passenger seat up with the Moduwork facility in place, the load through bulkhead flap is revealed. With this open, the Dispatch is able to carry longer items such as pipes or planks of wood up to 4m in length in the XL version. The XS and M models can transport items up to 3.3m and 3.6m long respectively.
The loading and unloading process is made much easier with twin sliding side doors as standard so that you can safely access your load no matter which side of the road you're parked on. You can also choose the optional hands-free sliding side doors which are operated by waving your foot under the corner of the rear bumper. This feature could be particularly useful when it's raining and you don't want to put your cargo (potentially cardboard boxes) on the wet ground.
CITROEN DISPATCH INTERIOR
The new generation modular platform that the Dispatch van is built on is based on the Citroen C4 SpaceTourer and Citroen SpaceTourer models, giving it a more car-like feel.
Finding a comfortable driving position is easy thanks to the drivers seat that is adjustable for height and legroom. The Dispatch provides a raised ride height to give you a more commanding position behind the wheel and a step to make accessing the cabin even easier.
As well as increasing load volume and length, the Moduwork feature transforms the Dispatch from a van into a mobile office. With the central seat folded back, a pivoting writing table is revealed with enough space for a tablet or laptop to rest on so you can organise your diary or reply to emails without needing to sit at a desk.
You can keep all your devices charged and connected using the USB and 12V sockets in the centre of the dashboard. Throughout the cabin, there's 49-litres of storage space including large door bins, two glove boxes on the passenger side and an A4-sized compartment built into the dashboard.
CITROEN DISPATCH TRIM LEVELS AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Dispatch van is available in three trim levels - X, Enterprise and Enterprise Plus:
CITROEN DISPATCH X
The entry level model still comes well equipped with safety features including ESC (Electronic Stability Control) with Hill Assist, ABS and twin front airbags. There are three seats in the front as standard and a full steel bulkhead to separate the load area and cabin.
Connect your phone to the van using the Bluetooth system to safely handle calls hands free and stream music wirelessly, or listen to the built-in DAB Radio. Driver fatigue is also reduced thanks to the cruise control system which keeps the van at a set speed so that the driver only needs to concentrate on steering.
CITROEN DISPATCH ENTERPRISE
The mid-range Enterprise version adds the latest 7" colour touchscreen infotainment system which is similar to the one you'll find in the C4 SpaceTourer passenger car. It houses a range of the van's main settings as well as the Bluetooth connectivity and DAB Radio.
The steel bulkhead is upgraded to a glazed bulkhead that helps to reduce the amount of noise that penetrates the cabin and maintain the temperature to keep all passengers satisfied, especially when using the air conditioning.
Simple features such as automatic headlights and rain-sensing windscreen wipers make every journey easier by taking care of menial tasks. The rear parking sensors give you an idea of how close the van is to other objects while reversing.
CITROEN DISPATCH ENTERPRISE PLUS
The top of the range Enterprise Plus model adds a number of exterior trim upgrades including body coloured bumpers and LED daytime running lights to make the van look more impressive visually.
More importantly, it provides helpful technology in the form of a rear camera that projects images of anything behind the van onto the 7" touchscreen while it's reversing so you can see how close close other objects are and if there is anything in the way.
The rear camera works alongside the front and rear parking sensors to make the end of every journey and easy and stress-free as the rest of the driving experience. The infotainment system is upgraded with Citroen's 3D Connected navigation system so you won't get lost travelling between jobs.
CITROEN DISPATCH ENGINES
The Dispatch is equipped with a range of new generation Euro 6 BlueHDi diesel engines which produce best-in-class fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures. There are five power outputs from two different engines to choose from.
The 1.6-litre version is available in 95PS and 115PS. The smaller output has a five-speed manual gearbox and an automatic option. The 115PS version comes with Start/Stop technology as standard and is the most fuel efficient engine in the entire range, capable of achieving up to 55.4mpg.
The larger 2.0-litre version is more suitable for carrying larger loads up to the payload capacity of 1,400kg or utilising the Dispatch's 2.5 tonne towing capacity. You can choose between the 120PS, 150PS and 180PS outputs, with the largest of these mated to the EAT6 automatic transmission as well.
The Dispatch is a practical, versatile and efficient van that has been designed to be the ideal partner for a wide range of professionals, whether you're a tradesman, courier, in the construction sector or service industry. There's even a crew version available for M and XL models which provides a second row of seats so you can carry up to six people.
Clever and modern, the third generation Dispatch is packed with technological features to make every journey easier and more enjoyable. The dimensions have been meticulously thought out to provide a mid-sized van that is capable of completing any task whether that's towing, carrying a heavy load or venturing into height-restricted car parks.
Buying from Citroen Van Sales, you can take advantage of the three year / 100,000 miles warranty and discounted prices up to 42% less than the list price. Discover our Dispatch stock below.