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Toyota ProAce

Toyota Proace

Toyota’s new has a familiar face and helps to a gap in the Toyota LCV range. Dan Gilkes

Toyota is extending its collaborative with PSA into the light vehicle market. The company, Aygo supermini can also be as a Citroën C1 and a Peugeot 107, is to a badged version of Peugeot’s van called the Proace.

Proace Toyota’s ageing Hiace van and be available in short and long models with standard and roof options. There is a 1.6-litre diesel, or two versions of the diesel, delivering 128hp and A Crew Cab model will be available, based on the 128hp wheelbase van.

There is a single high on all models, that includes manual air conditioning, heated door mirrors, fog lamps, sliding side doors, running lights, driver and airbags and electric windows. will also make it calls Vehicle Stability (VSC) standard on all Proace while ESP remains an option on all but the Expert.

‘It was a conscious decision to a singular product grade backs our overall strategy specifications across our whole range,’ says Neil Toyota’s fleet and LCV product

‘We believe that the standard that we offer in Proace is to the requirements customers would in today’s market, such as and aircon. It provides clear and pricing to potential buyers.’

carries a slight premium Expert, though if you load the with a similar specification to the the Expert price would be Peugeot has not offered Toyota its ATV Control option at this

‘There are no plans for other at present outside of the Proace however it is fair to say that we be having greater input the next generation vehicle, as the with PSA is expected to last 2020,’ says Spires.

Our test van was a 128hp long model with the standard It had a 1,212kg gross payload and 6m3 of volume. The van came fitted an optional full steel (£150) but was otherwise standard, an LCV on-the-road price of £20,379 the VAT.

Both 2.0-litre drive through a smooth manual gearbox and this easy, relaxed cruising and acceleration. The 128hp engine a claimed 44.1mpg, with CO2 of 168g/km.

The van has secure handling with a ride, particularly when It is also easy to thread city traffic and holds its own on the road.

Though Expert has recently been updated, is hardly cutting edge in sector, where it competes the likes of Ford’s Transit But with a strong specification and proposition, Toyota should little trouble meeting its target of just 800 vans year, and 1,000 Proace in 2014.

The vans will be through Toyota’s 70 Business located around the country, aftersales and service can be handled by any dealer. Proace has service of 20,000 miles for 2.0-litre or 12,000 miles for the 1.6-litre The Toyota shares the same year/100,000 mile warranty as the other LCVs, such as and Dyna.

Proace provides Toyota a low-cost replacement for its ageing van range. The next version, Toyota design and engineering might prove more


MODEL Toyota 1.2t L


ENGINE 4-cyl/1,997cc


128hp @ 3,500rpm

TORQUE @ 2,000rpm

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