Performance & drive
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
While the Citroën Relay’s design hasn’t evolved much over time, its engines certainly have. The Relay has flicked between 2.2-litre and 2.0-litre engines several times, even flirting with a 3.0-litre engine for a while, before settling on the new 2.2-litre BlueHDI unit.
Where the previous engine quickly became tiresome, mainly due to it being so noisy, the newer version is a great improvement. However, it does retain an underlying thrum, which makes it feel less refined than some of the engines available in competitors.