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Toyota ProAce City revealed as sub-HiAce van

Toyota has partnered with PSA to produce the new ProAce City van.
Jake Williams
Journalist
CarsGuide

23 Apr 2019 • 4 min read

Toyota Europe has launched a new compact van called the ProAce City, which goes on sale in European markets at the beginning of 2020. 

Part of a commercial tie up with the PSA Group, the ProAce City is based on the Peugeot Partner and Citroen Berlingo, and will be available in two lengths - 4.4 metres and 4.7 metres - as well as three bodystyles: a panel van, a crew cab van and a passenger van.

Available with petrol and diesel drivetrain choices ranging from 63kW to 96kW and with either five/six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission choices, the ProAce City enters Toyota into a new segment: compact vans. 

Being based on the Berlingo, the ProAce uses the same central touchscreen. Being based on the Berlingo, the ProAce uses the same central touchscreen.

Offering what Toyota calls the ‘Smart Cargo’ option, which allows the passenger seat to fold and part of the bulkhead to be removed for extra cargo length, the ProAce City offers up to 3.4 metres of cargo carrying ability in its load area. The ProAce City can carry up to 1000kg of payload. 

Standard safety kit in Europe includes AEB, forward collision warning, road sign assist, lane keep assist and cruise control with a speed limiter. 

Optionally available is adaptive cruise control, auto high beam, lane sway control and blind-spot monitoring

The ProAce City Verso offers up to seven seats. The ProAce City Verso offers up to seven seats.

Despite strong credentials, the ProAce City won’t be offered in Australia. Brodie Bott, spokesperson for Toyota Australia told CarsGuide the company “hadn’t had much interest in the ProAce locally as it’s a Europe-only offering.” 

“While we are always reviewing our model line-up, at this stage we have no plans to introduce the Toyota ProAce into Australia,” he said.

“We already offer the HiAce in the van segment and it has been one of our most popular commercial vehicles to date.”

The ProAce City won't be offered in Australia.  The ProAce City won't be offered in Australia.

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