Following its world debut at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show, we wanted to explore the new Toyota Proace City compact van by providing greater detail in three key areas: performance and capabilities, practical and versatile design, and its safety, comfort and convenience features.
Proace City: performance and capabilities
The Proace City range meets a wide range of business needs, with different loading and seating configurations and powertrain options.
The compact van is presented in two different lengths – short at 4.4m and long at 4.7m. Both can be specified with three front seats, and as panel or glass vans; the long version is also available as a crew cab. The passenger version is offered with five or seven seats both in the short and long version.
The dimensions and packaging give Proace City excellent load capacity, with maximum volume from 3.3m3 (short model) to 4.3m3 (long version with Smart Cargo option). Notably the Toyota is one of few vehicles in its class that can accommodate two Euro pallets.
Adding the Smart Cargo system option gives a best-in-class load length capacity of 3.1m for the short version and 3.4m for the long, while the maximum payload is another class-best figure at one tonne (both versions).
For those who need to carry even greater or heavier loads, the van can tow braked trailers up to 1.5 tonnes. Asymmetrical rear doors (glazed or unglazed) or a top-hinged tailgate can be specified.
Proace City will be available with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains offering a power spread from 75 to 130hp, and a choice of five- or six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.
The model range amply covers business and fleet customer requirements in the segment in terms of capability, versatility, performance and efficiency, ensuring it can realise its potential to strengthen Toyota’s position in the LCV market.
Toyota Proace City: principal dimensions
|EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS||SHORT (mm)||LONG (mm)|
|Overall width (mirrors in / mirrors out)||1,848 / 2,107|
|Overall height (min / max)||1,796 / 1,860||1,812 / 1,860|
|Wheel track (front)||1,548 to 1,563||1,553|
|Wheel track (rear)||1,568 to 1,577||1,553|
|LOAD COMPARTMENT DIMENSIONS||SHORT (mm)||LONG (mm)|
|Floor load length||1,817||2,167|
|Floor load length (with Smart Cargo)||3,090||3,440|
|Max load compartment height||1,200 to 1,270|
|Max load width between sides||1,773 (no doors), 1,630 (one door), 1,527 (two doors)|
|Max load width between wheel arches||1,229|
|Load sill height (min / max)||547 / 625||560 / 617|
|Sliding side door height||1,072|
|Sliding side door width||675 to 759|
|Sliding side door width (with bulkhead)||641 to 675|
|Rear door height||1,196|
|Rear door width (lower / upper)||1,241 / 1,087|
|LOAD COMPARTMENT VOLUME||SHORT (m3)||LONG (m3)|
|Without Smart Cargo||3.3||3.9|
|With Smart Cargo||3.8||4.3|
|Euro pallet capacity||2||2|
|WEIGHTS||SHORT (kg)||LONG (kg)|
|Payload min / max (according to engine)||650 / 1,000||1,000|
|Braked towing capacity||1,500||1,500|