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The Citroën Dispatch, along with its siblings, the Peugeot Expert and Toyota Proace, stood for all that was bad about badge-engineered vehicles – until the French pair were revitalised to set them their own brand identities.
Citroën and Peugeot aim the Dispatch and Expert vans at the middle to upper end of the market to rival the likes of the Volkswagen Transporter and Mercedes-Benz Vito. In contrast, the Toyota Proace is more of a fleet-focused van, although plenty of owner-drivers buy them.
If you’re after a bit more power, there’s a larger-capacity 2.0-litre diesel engine with three power ratings of 121bhp, 148bhp, and 174bhp – the most powerful of these has an automatic gearbox and steering-wheel-mounted paddles for changing gear.
The Citroën Dispatch is available in three lengths, but there’s only one roof height. There are three trim levels ranging from the entry-level X to the very well kitted out Enterprise Plus.
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