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A Panel Van with Euro 6 Citroen Relay Engines, Its Citroen Relay Van

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Citroen Relay Engines

Citroen Relay is a versatile and practical panel van that comes with most modern Euro 6 engines and plenty of kits

In the UK market, the Citroen Relay has been a popular panel van after Ford Transit. There are several factors that make it different and standing ahead of many rivals in the UK like powerful Citroen Relay engines. The most important factor is pricing, it has exclusively budgeted prices for the small businesses starting from £24,301 to £32,801 according to a recognized automotive magazine in the UK. The Second largest factor is practicality when they pay less, the Citroen Relay claims that it has four body types and every body type has the UK’s largest loading bay. Thirdly, the performance is also considered because the Congestion charges and CO2 emission taxes are going up with every passing year and government is working on clean air scheme as well, thus the Citroen Relay has the most modern Euro 6 engines to offer in the UK market. The Citroen Relay Engines are ultra-efficient and powerful with the euro6 technology they save the driver from all kind of congestion charges in the Central London areas.

As the Citroen Relay has been manufactured by the French automaker Citroen, and the company is the part of the PSA manufacturing venture, thus there is no surprise that it has shared its platform with Fiat Ducato and Peugeot Boxer.

The First Citroen Relay

The first Citroen Relay was introduced back in 2006 and it was improved in 2014 with a major refinement package to the model to keep its head to head with the rivals in the UK market. The major rivals of the Citroen Relay in the UK and Europe are Ford Transit with more than 400 trims and models, so no competition here at all, Mercedes Sprinter comes with luxury styling and features, VW Crafter is there, and its own siblings Peugeot Boxer. Citroen has updated the Citroen Relay engines lineup in 2016 with most modern Euro 6 engines to comply with the Euro 6 emission compliant on diesel engines.

Citroen Relay engines

In the European markets, the Relay has been sold under the nameplate of the Citroen Jumper and there are very few differences between Citroen Relay, Peugeot Boxer and the Fiat Ducato, only the major difference we have seen or noticed is their brand and nameplates only. The brands usually use their own specs and Fiat has made a change here by changing the engine under the bonnet of its Ducato, they have used their own range of engines. While the PSA uses their own 2.0-litre HDI engines and BlueHDi engines across the Citroen Relay and Peugeot Boxer vans. In 2016, the model lineup was refreshed with new engines and PSA downsized their 2.2-litre units to the 2.0-litre BlueHDI units. In result of the downsizing on the engines, there was no change noticed in the overall output of these engines.

The 2.0-litre BlueHDI euro 6 engine comes in three power outputs where 110hp and 130hp units are offered as standard on smaller vans while the range-topping 160hpp unit comes as optional on several models. The automatic engine starts and stops technology has been offered on the 130 BlueHDI engines only, however entire engines lineup has been coupled to the six-speed manual transmissions and front wheel drive. There is no automatic option given on the Citroen Relay vans in the UK or Europe. For the models older than the 2016 model year, the defect rate is relatively high and it costs a lot in repairs as well, it is highly recommended that the owners must go for Citroen reconditioned engines if there is a need of an engine replacement arise.

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Robert Harrison

Robert Harrison contributes regularly to Car Engines Blog. He claims to be crazy about cars.

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