Toyota launches new Proace City compact van

The new Toyota Proace City is a compact van that offers best-in-class load-carrying capabilities and high equipment specifications, perfect for customers who need their business transport to double as a mobile office.

Proace City now joins the existing medium duty Proace, Hilux pick-up and Land Cruiser Commercial, and extends Toyota’s reach to 80% of the UK’s light commercial vehicle market. Its arrival also coincides with the launch of Toyota Professional, our new programme of services for new and established LCV customers.

Toyota Proace City: UK line-up and features

Five versions of the Proace City will be available from launch, with panel vans in short (4,403mm) and long (4,753mm) body styles. All can carry two standard European pallets (1,200 x 800mm) in the easy-access load area, which can be accessed via sliding side doors and twin side-hinged rear doors that open to 180 degrees.

The load area volume is 3.3 cubic metres for the short body version and 3.9 cubic metres for the long, while the payload is up to one tonne. Further space is available with the clever Smart Cargo feature (standard on Icon and optional on Active grade), which creates an extra 0.4 cubic metres of space and increases the maximum load length by 1.3 metres by folding down the nearside front passenger seat. However, if the configurable interior space is still not big enough to take everything that is needed, Proace City has a class-leading 1.5-tonne towing capacity.

Two variations of 1.5-litre turbo diesel powertrain are available: 75bhp and 100bhp. Both are equipped with stop-start technology to support fuel economy and lower emissions. Maintenance is scheduled up to two years or 25,000 miles, while extra reassurance is provided by Toyota’s comprehensive five-year/100,000 mile warranty plus five years of roadside assistance. Residual values are predicted to be strong and in line with those achieved by the larger Proace sibling.

Toyota Proace City: Active grade

Although sitting at the entry point of the range, Active grade still includes the following standard features:

  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic headlights
  • Heated and power-adjustable door mirrors
  • One-touch power windows
  • Twin sliding side doors and 180-degree opening rear doors
  • DAB radio with USB port and Bluetooth
  • Full-size spare wheel
  • Rubber floor covering in cargo area and full metal bulkhead

Options for Active grade models include the Smart Cargo system in a package that also includes an electronic parking brake, driver’s seat lumbar support, and slide/recline adjustment of the passenger two-seat bench. A tow bar is also available.

Toyota Proace City: Icon grade

As the higher of the two grades, Icon includes the following additional standard features:

  • Multimedia system with eight-inch touchscreen
  • Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Smart Cargo system
  • Three front seats
  • Automatic windscreen wipers
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors
  • Cruise control with speed limiter
  • Front fog lights and cornering lights

Options for Icon grade models include a Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes a Pre-Collision System, Road Sign Assist, Lane Departure Alert and a ‘coffee cup’ alert that recommends the driver to take a break if they have spent a long time at the wheel. A 3.5-inch colour multi-information display, immobiliser and alarm, and tow bar can also be specified.

Toyota Proace City: range and pricing

Active 1.5-litre 75bhp Short £18,386 
Active 1.5-litre 100bhp Short £19,011 
Icon 1.5-litre 75bhp Short £20,386 
Icon 1.5-litre 100bhp Short £21,011 
Icon 1.5-litre 100bhp Long £21,636 

The new Toyota Proace City is available to order now, with deliveries to customers from May 2020.


  1. I like the look of the Proace City Verso with 7 seats – as long as it comes with a petrol, hybrid or electric option. I’m assuming it will have an advantage over its Peugeot / Citroen / Vauxhall versions in having a 5 year warranty too?

    1. Hi Gavin,

      Thanks for getting in touch, it’s great to hear that you like the look of the Proace City. The vehicle will be available with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains offering a power spread from 75 to 130 DIN hp, and a choice of five or six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.


  2. The 130 BHP diesel engine with 8 speed automatic gearbox really works well. Hopefully, Toyota will offer a few different trim levels of Proace City Verso XL with this automatic gearbox.

  3. Forget about oil burners ! As the present owner of a hybrid, I would like to see the City with that equipment ! It really works .

    1. Hi Uffe,

      Thanks for getting in touch. It’s great to hear you’re enjoying driving a hybrid so much. Who knows what we could announce in the future.


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