Finally the 1st of April past and so all jokes, tricks and incredible, but unreal news have stopped. For example, Japanese carmaker Toyota tried to trick us declaring that there will be a touring van championship with the versions of the Proace. Just yesterday the carmaker has released pricing details on its latest effort in the mid-size van segment and you might be quite impressed. According to the manufacturer, the new model will be available for purchase in the UK starting with July 1st. The prices were established to start at GBP22.300 when it comes to the base Panel Van and to go up to GBP27.800 when we talk about the passenger Crew Van model. For those of you who did not manage to realize it yet, the Proace is actually the result of an OEM agreement between the Japanese carmaker and the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group. We should also mention that the Toyota Proace has as base the Citroen Jumpy and the Peugeot Expert model. The Fiat Scudo van also stays at the base of this new Japanese project.
On the UK market, customers will have 10 versions to choose from in terms of load capacity, performance and payload. The carmaker declared that the standard wheelbase measures 4.805 mm overall, with a 3.000 mm wheelbase and the longer versions measure 5.135 mm in length with a 3.122 mm wheelbase. So that you know, the standard height is 1.942 mm with a higher roof developed for the longer wheelbases.
When it comes to engines, know that there are three available diesel engines which are all Euro-5 compliant and include a 1.6-liter unit capable of generating 89 BHP and 180 Nm of torque. All this output is being sent to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission. The other engines available are actually a pair of 2.0-liter capable of generating 126 BHP and 320 Nm of torque and 161 BHP and 340 Nm of torque. The models use a 6-speed manual transmission to transfer the output to the wheels.
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