The new Citroen Dispatch has picked up a major accolade in the UK. The new mid-size panel van was named joint winner of both the overall Light Commercial Vehicle of the Year prize and the Medium Van of the Year trophy at the 2017 What Van? Awards.
What Van?’s panel of experienced judges considered the model to be “an outstanding new van that has come to the market this year”, adding that the New Dispatch “breaks new ground in the largest and most important sector of the market.”
James Dallas, Editor of What Van?, commented: “The Citroen Dispatch represents a big step up compared with its predecessor in terms of quality, refinement and practicality. It should propel the brand to the forefront of what is a very competitive market sector. The new Dispatch brings useful innovations to the market and it now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the best medium vans on offer.”
The What Van? Awards are voted for by an expert panel of judges who use their combined decades of experience to decide the winners. The awards highlight the best products, companies and services in the industry, and reward those making the biggest difference to van operators and drivers.
The design of the New Citroen Dispatch was inspired by the world of passenger cars and SUVs. Its styling is fluid and practical, with the all-new modular platform allowing new Dispatch to be available in three lengths. Its practicality is illustrated by an optional hands-free function for the sliding side doors and numerous improvements in the cabin that make the life of the driver significantly easier.
Besides useful everyday functions like hands-free entry and start, the new Dispatch also features technology such as Mirror Screen smartphone connectivity that brings the van right up to date.
Louise Murphy, Citroen Ireland’s Marketing Director, said: “We are delighted that What Van? Magazine has voted New Citroen Dispatch as the best new light commercial vehicle. In a highly competitive market to gain industry recognition on such an important new product is very important to us.”
The all-new Citroen Dispatch van, which went on sale recently offers customers a compelling and competitive product range with exceptional capabilities and efficiencies. It also looks very well with the latest brand identity and robust and modern design.