The Citroen Relay Dropside is part of the Ready to Run conversions offered directly from the factory floor of Citroen. The dropside conversions are designed for businesses that need easy loading and unloading of cargo or equipment straight off the loading tray. It is a practical vehicle that can meet the needs of various businesses, especially those within the construction industry or those needing to carry pallets. The Citroen Dropside has two different lengths and even a crew cab available on the L3 model. The Citroen Relay Dropside is available in a range of lengths and includes a range of features in the cabin that makes it an appealing and practical choice. So, what exactly makes the Citroen Relay Dropside a dropside van? On a dropside, the sideboards and tailboards, as their names imply, are hinged along the lower edge and rotated downward below floor level for loading. Dropside commercial vehicles are frequently employed by trades in the light construction sector and have the capacity to transport a variety of loads and equipment, including Euro pallets.
The loading capacity of a dropside is the most important factor when choosing which van is right for your business. The Citroen Relay Dropside impresses with its load capacity. The Relay Dropside has a maximum payload ranging from 1253kg to 1441kg, depending on the model, making it amongst the highest in the commercial class. The loading tray has three different lengths depending on the model and it is 3059mm on the L2 single cab, 3244mm on the L3 single cab, and 2085mm on the L3 crew cab models. The loading tray has the same width across all models which is 2026mm wide. This completely flat floor of the Relay Dropside helps facilitate access to the loading tray.
The Citroen Relay Dropside is designed for convenience, with 400m sideboards and tailboards helping to keep loads secure while offering easy unloading capabilities. The sides of the dropside move fully aware to offer clear access to the floor of the loading area. There are several features that are a little unusual for securing the cargo. Rather than interrupting the smooth lines of the solid birch, single-sheet flooring, the load-securing rings are on an aluminium border strip that runs around the edges of the floor. The front bulkhead or gantry runs from the floor to match the height of the cabin and the upper rail on the bulkhead has securing rings that are capable of carrying up to 1000kg. This is useful, especially for any loads that may extend beyond the loading floor area.
Engine Options for Citroen Relay Dropside
There are several effective diesel engines that are compatible with the Dropside. The Relay Dropside is exclusively offered as a six-speed manual across the range, and all engine options comply with the most recent Euro 6 emissions regulations. The Dropside's base engine is a 2.2-liter BlueHDi diesel with 120 horsepower and 310 Nm of torque. Another option for the Citroen Relay Low Loader is a 2.2-liter BlueHDi diesel engine, which generates 140 horsepower and 340 Nm of torque. A powerful 2.2-liter BlueHDi diesel engine with 165 horsepower is available at the top of the range for individuals who need more power or are hauling greater loads. Automatic stop-start technology, which is standard on all models and trim levels, increases fuel efficiency across all engine options. If you’re going to be accessing low-emissions zones frequently, the 140hp engine is likely the best choice as in many areas it is classified as low-emission and may not face tariffs.
There are four trim levels for the Citroen Relay Dropside: X (basic model), Enterprise, Driver, and Worker.
The Citroen Relay Dropside's entry-level trim level, the X, offers a number of characteristics that turn it into a useful and effective van. It boasts daytime running lights, Bluetooth connectivity, electric windows, central locking, and a variety of body sizes.
The mid-range model, the Driver trim level, has a number of extra features that make it a more comfortable and practical van. It comes in a variety of body sizes and comes equipped with air conditioning, a reversing camera, and a parking sensor.
The top-of-the-line Worker trim level is equipped with a number of features that make it perfect for businesses that require a dependable and durable van. It comes standard with a solid steel bulkhead, heavy-duty shock absorbers, and a reinforced battery. For those using the Citroen Relay Dropside as a mobile office or when carrying the heaviest of loads regularly, the Worker trim level or other customisation can be a good option.
A number of safety elements are included with the Citroen Relay Dropside to keep you and your passengers secure while driving. They include airbags for the driver and passenger as well as side and curtain airbags, electronic stability control, hill start assist, and roll-over prevention. The Citroen Relay Dropside has a variety of driver assistance systems, including as automated emergency braking, lane departure warning, and traffic sign recognition, that make driving safer and less stressful. Even in the tallest models, the full-steel bulkhead extends from the floor to the roof, enhancing both driver and passenger safety in the case of a collision.
Drop-In for a Citroen Relay Dropside
The Citroen Relay Dropside is an excellent choice when carrying palletised loads or when unimpeded access to the loading tray is essential for your business. If you need more information about the full specifications or any further customisation options, please contact us at VanSales and we can keep you in the know.
VanSales will assist you in finding the ideal van for all your commercial and company needs if you're searching for a dropside van or another commercial vehicle. VanSales specialises in buying and fleeting commercial vehicles. Contact Van Sales and we can help you get your business moving. Drop in for a Citroen Relay Dropside. And if you’re aware of your business and personal needs but you are not sure which van you must have, then have no worries, our customer care representatives will help you find the van that best meets your requirements.
Citroen Relay Dropsides for sale
Also tippers. The dropside body is slightly longer than the tipper body.
The dropside is also available as a double cab version we often have both in stock.
Check out our other dropside vans for sale
And our other Citroen Vans for sale