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CITROEN e-RELAY 35 HEAVY L2

88kW 37kWh H2 Van Enterprise Auto

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Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeElectric
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency0.00mpg
Emissions
Emissions0.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed75mph

Driver Convenience

  • Display screen in rear view mirror with traction battery charge level, battery voltage/amperage, and range
  • Door open warning for cab doors
  • Handbrake on warning light
  • Power steering (non variable)
  • Rear parking distance sensor
  • Seatbelt warning indicator

Entertainment

  • USB charging socket on dashboard

Exterior Features

  • Electric front windows
  • Halogen headlights with clear polycarbonate lenses
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Nearside sliding side loading door
  • Remote headlight adjustment from facia
  • Side rubbing strips
  • Tinted windows
  • Twin lens door mirrors with electrically adjustable and heated upper mirror

Interior Features

  • 8 tie down load hooks
  • Bulb out side light, headlamp indicator and battery charge warning
  • Central dash folding clipboard
  • Driver seat armrest, lumbar adjustable and under seat storage
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Lower central glovebox with dashboard tablet holder
  • Magnet cloth upholstery
  • Non illuminated lockable glove box
  • Non slip hardwearing front cabin floor covering
  • Passenger grab handle
  • Reach adjustable steering column
  • Thermostatic heating control
  • Two load area lights

Packs

  • Touch screen navigation pack - Relay

Safety

  • Drivers airbag

Security

  • High frequency remote control central locking with 3 button plip
  • Lights on alarm
  • Locking for cab
  • Perimetric alarm and deadlocks
  • Thatcham rolling transponder immobiliser
  • Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Technical

  • 12V socket in load area
  • ABS
  • Electric Charging Cable Mode 3 Type 2 for Wallbox
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Hill start assist
  • On board charger-compatible with both single and three phase power supply
  • Reinforced twin leaf rear suspension

Wheels

  • Full size steel spare wheel
  • Steel wheel centre cap

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Safety

Security

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty
    70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    37
  • Battery Charge Type 1 kW
    7.4
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)
    360
  • Battery Charge Type 2 kW
    22
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage
    0-100
  • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)
    180
  • Battery Charge Type 3 kW
    50
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Percentage
    0-80
  • Battery Charge Type 3 Time (Minutes)
    60
  • Battery Charge Type 4 kW
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Percentage
    Not Available
  • Battery Charge Type 4 Time (Minutes)
    Not Available
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    100000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    118
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    73

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    Yes
  • Bore
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Engine Codes
    Not Available
  • Engine Layout
    Not Available
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Fuel Type
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    No
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Stroke
    Not Available

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Not Available
  • EC Combined
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban
    Not Available
  • EC Urban
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Alternator Amps
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
  • Badge Power
    120
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery AH
    Not Available
  • Battery Volts
    12
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Power Output Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Description Code
    Not Available
  • Coin Wheelbase Name Code
    Not Available
  • Exhaust System
    Not Available
  • Front Brakes
    VENTILATED DISCS
  • Front Suspension
    MACPHERSON STRUTS
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes
    No
  • Hand Brake
    REAR DRUMS
  • Insurance Group 1
    Not Available
  • Insurance Group 2
    Not Available
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    1
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - LCV
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Rear Brakes
    DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    TWIN LEAF
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    2
  • Steering
    PAS RACK AND PINION
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • BHP
    120
  • Engine Power KW
    88
  • Engine Power RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    258
  • Engine Torque MKG
    35.7
  • Engine Torque NM
    350
  • Top Speed
    75

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    Not Available

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Automatic Clutch
    Yes
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/75 R16
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/75 R16
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    948
  • Height
    2522
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    5413
  • Load Height
    1932
  • Load Length
    3120
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    1422
  • Load Width
    1870
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    1562
  • Rear Door Height
    1790
  • Rear Overhang
    1015
  • Side Load Door Height
    1755
  • Side Load Door Width
    1250
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.64
  • Turning Circle - Wall to Wall
    12.84
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    1562
  • Wheelbase
    3450
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    2050
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2508

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3500
  • Load Space Volume
    11.5
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed
    Not Available
  • Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up
    Not Available
  • Max. Roof Load
    150
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2430
  • No. of Seats
    3
  • Payload
    1070
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    2400
  • Plated Front Axle
    2100

Citroen is looking to boost its share in the LCV market with this improved version of their largest van, the Relay. Jonathan Crouch reports

Background

If you're looking for a large panel van, the choices are dizzying. Many manufacturers all clamour for your money, each offering a range of several hundred model permutations that, when broken down, all do much the same thing. How on earth do you make a selection and have any confidence that it's the right one? Or, come to that, even a good one? The good news first. The van market has become so competitive in recent years that the dross has been shaken out. The other factor that's going to make choosing a big van so much easier is that there are basically just four fundamental vehicle families to choose from. You can go for the trusty Transit from Ford, the high-end Volkswagen Crafter/Mercedes Sprinter package, the increasingly popular Renault Master/Nissan NV400 tie-up or the van we take a look at here, the Citroen Relay, also sold as Peugeot Boxer, the Vauxhall Movano and the Fiat Ducato. The Relay's been with us since 2007 but the latest model with its BlueHDi engine and EV technology looks best set to crack some decent numbers in the UK sales charts.

Driving Experience

The Relay goes to battle armed with two BlueHDi powerplants. Buyers get to choose from 120 or 140 units - both mated to a six-speed, all-synchromesh manual gearbox. Both the engines are of 2.0-litre capacity and have been optimised for class-leading fuel economy. There's also the option of a full-electric e-Relay version, offered with a 75kWh battery pack, the latter offering up to 154 miles of driving range. Citroen has also listened to feedback from existing Relay users who expressed a concern that road noise in the cabin was higher than the class benchmark and this Relay features redesigned shock absorber mountings to reduce the amount of suspension bump and thump entering the cabin. The brakes have been beefed up as well, with dimensional and tolerance changes to make them more effective. They're quieter in operation as well. Around town, this van can make light work of tricky urban situations, even with the big 'L3H2' variant, which offers a relatively tight 14.14m turning circle between kerbs. The slick six-speed manual gearchange helps here too, which is just as well as there's no automatic option.

Design and Build

If you haven't tried a Relay for some time, you may not be up to speed with the way that the current generation design has been much improved in recent years. The front end features large high-mounted headlights incorporating daytime running lights. It also incorporates a multi-piece front bumper to minimise accident damage and reduce repair costs. Climb inside and you'll be greeted by surprisingly high quality cab trim and a logical dashboard layout. The Relay features a dual passenger seat incorporating a drop-down desk unit. Up to ten in-cab storage areas are available, including the glovebox, a dash-mounted document clip and various open or lidded compartments on the dashboard. In addition, there are large door pockets, storage space beneath the passenger seat and a sizeable 22-litre overhead storage compartment. There's been a clear effort not just to improve the perception of quality in the cab but also to beef up high use, high stress items such as the rear doors. These have been reinforced and higher strength door hinges are now used. Similarly, the sliding side load doors have benefited from reinforced rails, re-designed runners and improved door locks - all of which raise durability and security standards.

Market and Model

Catering for the requirements of numerous trades, the Citroen Relay range comprises a wide range of body styles, with four lengths (L1, L2, L3, L4) on three wheelbases (3.00m, 3.45m, 4.04m) and with three roof heights (H1, H2, H3). Relay van is available in eight body styles including a Crew Van, with load volume ranging from 8m3 to 17m3 for the panel vans. There's even the option of a full-electric version. Prices open at around £30,500 excluding VAT for a 30 L1H1 BlueHDi 120 6-speed manual. The full-electric e-Relay models sit in the £50,000-£60,000 bracket after subtraction of the available government grant. Across the range, most variants are based around well-equipped 'Enterprise' trim. The latest models gain additional standard equipment, offering drivers greater comfort and convenience. Cruise control with programmable speed limiter is now standard, while for added practicality, a 12V socket is fitted to the load area. Further enhancements to the interior include a USB charging socket on the dashboard, plus a dashboard tablet computer holder for working on the go.

Practicalities and Costs

What does all that jargon in the model names actually mean? Well, the junior Relay is the L1H1 (short wheelbase, low roof) panel van which can be specified in 3.0 and 3.3 tonne gross weights, and has a load space volume of 8.0 m3. Despite this being the smallest van in the range, it still has a load length of 2670mm, an internal load compartment height of 1662mm, a maximum load width of 1870mm and a between-the-wheel arches dimension of 1420mm - wide enough for an 8ft x 4ft sheet to be loaded flat on the floor. Graduate to the medium wheelbase L2 model and you can get both standard and high roof formats, giving respective load volumes of 10m3 and 11.5m3. The Relay L2 panel van has a load deck length of 3120mm and either an interior load height of 1662mm (H1) or 1932mm (H2). It can also be specified in 3.3, 3.5 and 4.005 tonne gross weight versions. Should you really need some capacity, the long wheelbase L3 format will be the ticket. In this configuration, the Relay van has a load deck length of 3705mm and an internal load height of 1932mm, which gives a 13 m3 capacity. The largest Relay panel vans are the 3.5 and 4.005 tonne L4H2 and L4H3 models, which have a load deck length of 4070mm. These are produced in 'Heavy Specification' with 16-inch wheels and tyres, and uprated heavy duty rear suspension. In L4H2 format, the Relay has a load volume of 15m3, which is increased to an impressive 17m3 for the L4H3 model. The 2.0 litre turbocharged BlueHDi diesel engines offer better fuel economy than before, but if you really want to get your running costs down, you'll want to talk to your dealer about the full electric e-Relay version, which can offer a driving range of up to 154 miles from its 75kWh battery and can be recharged to 80% in an hour from a 50kW rapid charger.

Summary

Citroen, it seems, is serious about replicating its compact van sales success in the large LCV sector. They've colaborated on what is one of the best designs in this marketplace, then equipped it to stand out from its Fiat and Peugeot rival stablemates. And in summary? Well it's true that build quality still isn't quite a match for more expensive competitors, but it is much improved. Ultimately, there may be more desirable large panel vans out there, but few make more sense than this Relay. If you thought all big LCVs were the same, perhaps it's time you concentrated on how manufacturers really differentiate their products. On that score, Citroen's done a great job with this model. It deserves your attention.

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