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CITROEN RELAY 35 L4 DIESEL

2.2 BlueHDi Dropside 140ps

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Key Info

Optional Extras

Technical Data

Review

Key Features

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeManual
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeDiesel

Driver Convenience

  • Door open warning light
  • Gearshift indicator
  • Handbrake on warning light
  • Locking fuel cap
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Oil level indicator
  • Outside temperature gauge
  • Programmable overspeed warning
  • Rev counter, trip computer, water temperature and fuel guage
  • Seatbelt warning indicator
  • Trip computer
  • Variable PAS

Entertainment

  • 4 speakers
  • Telematics box for Free2Move Connect Fleet services

Exterior Features

  • 15mm thick full birch non slip deck
  • Aluminium corner posts that extend above the tailboard to form lateral stops
  • Dipping rear view mirror
  • Electric front windows
  • Halogen headlights with clear polycarbonate lenses
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Manually folding door mirrors
  • Remote headlight adjustment from facia
  • Solid paint
  • Tinted windows
  • Trifunction aerial in wing mirror
  • Twin lens door mirrors with electrically adjustable and heated upper mirror

Interior Features

  • 3 load lashing rails
  • Auto illumination of cab light via ceiling mount button
  • Courtesy light
  • Driver seat height adjuster
  • Front door armrest
  • Front door bins
  • Front door pockets
  • Height adjustable front headrests
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Lashing rings built into aluminium side extrusions
  • Magnet cloth upholstery
  • Manual air conditioning for cab area with glovebox
  • Non illuminated lockable glove box
  • Non slip hardwearing front cabin floor covering
  • Passenger bench seat
  • Passenger grab handle
  • Passengers underseat storage tray
  • Reach adjustable steering column
  • Side light, headlamp indicator and battery charge warning
  • Storage bin in top of dashboard
  • Storage tray
  • Under dash storage areas

Safety

  • 3x3 point inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts
  • Drivers airbag

Security

  • Auto door locking
  • Deadlocks
  • High frequency remote control central locking with 2 button plip
  • Lights on alarm
  • Thatcham rolling transponder immobiliser
  • Visible Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Technical

  • 12V socket in cabin
  • ABS
  • Electrical connections interface box
  • Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Extended wiring at rear of vehicle
  • Heavy duty reinforced twin leaf rear suspension

Wheels

  • Full size steel spare wheel

Driver Convenience

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Paintwork

Safety

Technical

Trim

Wheels

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2
    186
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    290
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    266

Engine and Drive Train

  • Automatic Transmission
    No
  • Bore
    85
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    2179
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cooling System
    WATER
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Engine Make
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    COMMON RAIL
  • Fuel Type
    DIESEL
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Manual Transmission
    Yes
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Stroke
    96
  • Valve gear
    DOHC

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC
    Yes
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    11
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    13.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    9.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    10.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    9.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    25.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    20.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    29.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    28
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    29.7

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.2
  • Badge Power
    140
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Battery Volts
    12
  • Chassis Engine Number
    Not Available
  • Clutch
    SINGLE DRY PLATE
  • 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
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER
  • 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
    Bronze
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    32
  • Rear Brakes
    DISCS
  • Rear Suspension
    LEAF SPRINGS
  • Running Cost League Headings
    Not Available
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    32000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    Unlimited
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    2
  • Steering
    PAS RACK AND PINION
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    N1
  • Vin/Frame No.
    Not Available

Performance

  • 0 to 62
    Not Available
  • BHP
    140
  • Engine Power KW
    103
  • Engine Power RPM
    3750
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT
    251
  • Engine Torque MKG
    34.7
  • Engine Torque NM
    340
  • Engine Torque RPM
    1750

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Automatic Clutch
    No
  • Plated 3rd Axle
    Not Available
  • Plated 4th Axle
    Not Available
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Make
    Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/70 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/70 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    FULL SIZE
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Front Overhang
    948
  • Height
    2370
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    6594
  • Load Deck Height
    Not Available
  • Load Height
    Not Available
  • Load Length
    4099
  • Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches
    Not Available
  • Load Width
    2026
  • Lower Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Rear Door Height
    Not Available
  • Rear Overhang
    1581
  • Side Load Door Height
    Not Available
  • Side Load Door Width
    Not Available
  • Upper Rear Door Width
    Not Available
  • Wheelbase
    4035
  • Width (excluding mirrors)
    2087

Weight and Capacities

  • Boot Capacity Saloons
    Not Available
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    90
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    3500
  • Load Space Volume
    Not Available
  • 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
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    2229
  • No. of Seats
    3
  • Payload
    1271
  • Plated 2nd Axle
    2000
  • Plated Front Axle
    1850

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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