Citroen Relay review

Category: Large Van

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

The Citroen Relay comes in three wheelbase lengths with a choice of four body sizes and three roof heights, and while its capacity is impressive, it also excels for carrying a large amount of weight. 

Load volumes range from 8m3 for an L1H1 van, up to 17m3 for a L4H3 model. Load length in the rear ranges from 2670mm to 4070mm, while the maximum internal width is 1870mm. Heights range from 1662mm to 2172mm.

The Relay comes with a side-loading door as standard, with an aperture width of 1075mm on the smallest-length van and 1250mm on all of the others. Loading height varies from 535mm to 565mm.

Payloads range from 1125kg to 1570kg. To put that into context, a 3.5-tonne Ford Transit van will carry around 120kg less than the best performing Relay.

The large body also makes it one of the most practical vans on the market, with 2m3 more space than a Transit and only bettered by enormous L5 versions of the Volkswagen Crafter and Iveco Daily.

All in, the Relay strikes a good balance between transporting volume and weight, which some other vans don’t quite master.

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