The Toyota Proace City* has been awarded the Compact Van of the Year title in the coveted What Van? Awards, announced at a virtual event yesterday (9 December).
Launched on the UK market in March this year and already on its third award, Proace City boasts a load volume of up to 4.4m3, payload capacity of up to one tonne and can tow braked loads of up to 1.5 tonnes. The optional Smart Cargo system creates even more load space and allows for longer items to be carried with ease.
Proace City’s 1.5-litre powertrains are highly efficient, in terms of both fuel economy and CO2 emissions – performance which contributes to a strong cost-of-ownership profile. Equipment specifications are tailored for practicality and convenience, with a cab that can also double as a mobile office when business needs to happen on the move.
Commenting on the win, James Dallas, What Van? Editor, said, “Having joined the proven PSA Group platform for the production of its debut compact van, Toyota has jumped straight to the top of the class with the Proace City. It comes with a five-year warranty and five-year roadside assistance and is set to command outstanding residual values.”
Stuart Ferma, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Sales, said, “The addition of Proace City to our light commercial vehicle range has brought Toyota into the second largest segment of the UK LCV market and strengthened the Toyota Professional branding we gave to our LCV range earlier in the year. With more than two thirds of Toyota retailers already signed up to the Professional programme we can offer more customers higher levels of service and expertise across the country.”
All Toyota Professional commercial vehicles come with a five-year/100,000 mile manufacturer warranty along with five-year’s roadside assistance. In addition, a convenient servicing commitment guarantees an appointment within seven days or a reduction of 50 per cent off the labour charge if this timescale cannot be met. More information on the Toyota Proace City is available here.
* The award has been made to Proace City and its equivalent models offered by manufacturers in Groupe PSA.