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Driven: Toyota Proace 2.0 L wheelbase, standard height)

the Toyota Hiace originally in the UK in 1983, fleet buyers wowed by its space-age looks and compared with many of its

Over the years, that edge gradually eroded as the manufacturers caught up and eventually the Japanese company.

The Hiace was in 2012 and Toyota was left no panel van in its range.

Now the manufacturer is in the LCV arena with a new offering the

Sadly, there isn’t a lot of innovation here as it is, in fact, a Peugeot Expert, which appears as the Fiat Scudo and Dispatch. These models been around since

Not that there is anything with this vehicle, but a shame that a manufacturer the of Toyota could not have to come up with something as dazzling as its original Hiace.

rebadging or not, the move now Toyota to pitch for any solus that involve both and commercial vehicles. Also, the 4×4 pick-up is still much alive if you need on your fleet.

Both long and short models are available, along standard and high roof

Under the bonnet is either a turbodiesel powerplant offering or a 2.0-litre version with 126bhp or 163bhp, in line the Expert et al. There will be a crew-van version on the long chassis.

Crucially in the Fleet Van Toyota has decided to make stability control (ESC), helps avoid sideways a standard fitment, unlike manufacturers which charge for it as an extra.

Our test vehicle was the wheelbase standard roof offering the middle-powered 126bhp and with a load capacity of six metres.

Standard specification is high and in addition to the aforementioned ESC, bulkhead, twin side doors, Bluetooth connectivity, windows, deadlocks, a vehicle and a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

the wheel

Having driven of these models in the past, it was greeting an old friend when I climbed aboard the Proace, one with a new badge.

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The seats are big and and the steering column adjusts for and rake, which means drivers will find a position.

However, there isn’t a amount of space for the middle and the whole cab is pretty cramped, so a good job the Proace has an overhead shelf to accommodate every van needs.

Rather annoyingly, the where some of these have a coffee cup holder on side had been blanked

In the back, there are eight eyes and our test model was ply-lined.

It costs around to have done but is well it as that money will be at selling time if the rear end undamaged.

On the road, there’s plenty of from the engine, so we wouldn’t recommend the higher-powered 163bhp as the 126bhp is enough for any van fleet

The Proace corners nicely and all changes are achieved slickly. It a combined fuel economy of which is pretty reasonable for a of this size.


For any van which buys cars the Proace makes a lot of sense as you can do a deal with one person. if you opt for the near-identical Citroën Dispatch, you get a sat-nav and tracking unit in for free.

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