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Dispatch, Expert and Proace jointly win van award


Citroen tells us that their new Citroen Dispatch, the Peugeot Expert and the Toyota Proace vans have jointly won the Best Medium Van prize in the UK’s 2017 Van Fleet World honours. The award was presented at a prestigious ceremony last week in London.
This latest award in the New Citroen Dispatch trophy cabinet joins the What Van? Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year 2017 and Medium Van of the Year 2017 awards, which were presented at the end of last year.

Van Fleet World Editor, Dan Gilkes, said; “The New Dispatch is quite simply a great mid-weight van that has taken a huge step forwards from its predecessor. The van is not simply a like-for-like replacement, as the addition of a third compact model broadens the line-up, opening up new opportunities and providing customers with increased choice to suit specific operating requirements.
“There’s a good choice of 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines delivering a good mix of economy and low emissions, with power and refinement. The vans can also be supplied with a very high specification, including industry first head-up display and hands-free side door opening.
“Citroen has managed to deliver strong load volume and payload capacities, while providing a comfortable, car-like driving environment in a van with perfect dimensions for urban use.”
The Van Fleet World Awards are chosen by a panel of expert journalists at the publication, who have considerable experience of the van market.
Commenting on the award, Louise Murphy, Citroen & DS Ireland’s, Marketing Director, said; “We thought we were on to a winner with the New Dispatch range. The awards from What Van?, and now Van Fleet World, show that others with experience in the van sector think so too. We are delighted that the experts at Van Fleet World have recognised the strengths of the New Dispatch with this latest award.”