Passenger & boot space
How it copes with people and clutter
Small vans still need to be practical, which is why the Toyota Proace City Electric’s ‘Smart Cargo System’ folding passenger seat is such a welcome feature. It doubles as a useful table you can work from, and front seat can also fold completely flat, increasing the loading length of the cargo area.
Folding the seat down increases the load volume of the Standard City Electric from 3.3m3 to 3.8m3, while in the Long version the volume increases from 3.9m3 to 4.4m3. It’s worth noting, though, that anyone using the passenger seat as originally intended is going to be fairly squashed as it’s quite narrow.