The all-new PROACE CITY compact van range made its world debut at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham on 30 April.
Developed in collaboration with Groupe PSA, PROACE CITY joins the established PROACE medium duty van and Hilux pick-up in building Toyota’s LCV market presence - competing in a steadily growing segment that is on course to achieve around 900,000 sales in Europe by 2021.
The PROACE CITY range meets a wide variety of business needs, with different loading and seating configurations and powertrain options.
The compact van is presented in two different lengths – short at 4.4m and long at 4.7m. Both can be specified with three front seats, and as panel or glass vans; the long version is also available as a crew cab. The passenger version is offered with five or seven seats both in the short and long version.
The dimensions and packaging give PROACE CITY excellent load capacity, with maximum volume from 3.3m³ (short model) to 4.3m³ (long version with Smart Cargo option). Notably the Toyota is one of few vehicles in its class that can accommodate two Euro pallets. Adding the Smart Cargo system option gives best-in-class load length capability of 3.1m for the short version and 3.4m for the long, while the maximum payload is another class-best figure at one tonne (both versions).
For those who need to carry even greater or heavier loads, the van can tow braked trailers up to 1.5 tonnes. Asymmetrical rear doors (glazed or unglazed) or a top-hinged tailgate can be specified.
PROACE CITY will be available with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains offering a power spread from 75 to 130 DIN hp, and a choice of five or six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions. Full UK specifications will be confirmed nearer to launch.