2012 proace: toyota new light commercial vehicle
Toyota announces today further details of its new medium-sized van, the PROACE.
The PROACE is set to expand Toyota's line-up in the important light commercial vehicle markets across Europe.
It will feature bespoke design details and Toyota-specific branding to the front grille, rear doors, wheels and vehicle interior.
Versatile and Capable
The new Toyota PROACE will be available in a choice of two vehicle lengths, and two vehicle heights giving overall load capacities of 5m3, 6m3 or 7m3 depending on the configuration specified.
Ensuring maximum usability and capability, the large load-space can be accessed by a choice of one or two sliding doors at the side, and via a top-hinged tailgate or dual split doors with a 270-degree opening capability at the rear.
This large, versatile space is complemented by a payload of up to 1200kg, and a towing capacity of up to 2000kg.
Additionally, the PROACE may be specified as a Panel Van, a Glass Van or a Crew Cab.
Comfortable and Convenient
Load-space versatility and capability is matched by comfort and convenience for vehicle occupants.
The elevated seating position and large windscreen give the driver and passengers a comfortable MPV-like environment with excellent visibility.
Convenience is ensured by power windows, central door locking with remote control, an adjustable steering position and a number of optional equipment items such as a manual air conditioning system, an audio system with Bluetooth for hands-free mobile phone operation, cruise control and electrically-operated and heated door mirrors.
Anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) and Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) come as standard, to ensure a secure driving experience, with the further option of VSC+, a system engineered to provide extra grip and security in the most challenging driving and weather conditions, such as heavy rain, ice or snow.
Efficient Powertrains and Superior Driving Range
The new Toyota PROACE will be available with a range of efficient diesel powertrains, all engineered to meet the latest Euro V emission regulations.
The 1.6l engine (90PS / 180Nm) is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission, whilst the two 2.0l engines (128PS / 320Nm and 163PS / 340Nm) come with 6-speed manual gearboxes.
All engines come with a 'volt control' function to manage battery charging by the alternator, thereby reducing load on the engine where possible and improving fuel economy overall.
With a tank capacity of 80litres, the Toyota ProAce equipped with either the 2.0l 128PS or 2.0l 163PS diesel engines have an estimated driving range of up to 1250km without refuelling*
The new PROACE will go on sale through the European Toyota retailer network during 1st quarter of 2013. First deliveries are anticipated in 2nd quarter of 2013
Basic Specifications** - The new Toyota PROACE
2 lengths — L1 (4805mm) or L2 (5135mm) 2 heights — H1 (1942mm) or H2 (2276mm) 2 wheelbases — L1 (3000mm) or L2 (3122mm)|
Panel Van Glass Van Crew Cab|
L1 — cargo length 2254mm L2 — cargo length 2584mm H1 — cargo height 1449mm H2 — cargo height 1750mm All — cargo width (max) 1602mm All — cargo width (between wheelarches) 1245mm|
L1H1 — 5.0m3 L2H1 — 6.0m3 L2H2 — 7.0m3|
1.6 diesel, 90PS/66kW @ 4000rpm, 180Nm @ 1500rpm 2.0 diesel, 128PS/94kW @ 3500rpm, 320Nm @ 2000rpm 2.0 diesel, 163PS/120kW @ 3750rpm, 340Nm @ 2000rpm - all Euro V compliant|
to be confirmed|
Fuel tank capacity & driving range|
80litres up to 1250km driving range [based NEDC fuel consumption]|
up to 2000kg|
1000kg or 1200kg|
Key Equipment - Standard|
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) Anti-lock braking (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) Fog lamps Driver airbag (dual stage) Adjustable steering wheel 2-seater passenger bench Power windows Central door locking with remote control Speed-sensitive auto door locking Full partition to rear compartment Paneled right sliding door [right and left for RHD markets] Paneled back doors|
Key Equipment - Optional|
Air conditioning system Cruise control Speed limiter Passenger airbag Side airbags Rear parking sensors Audio system with Bluetooth Tyre pressure monitoring system Rain sensor / auto wiping Dusk sensor / auto headlights Heated and electric door mirrors Windowed partition to rear compartment Paneled left sliding door Top-hinged tailgate [panel or glass] Alarm and deadlocking system|
All numbers subject to final homologation
* estimated range based on projected NEDC fuel consumption average
** please refer to your local PR manager for the exact specifications in your market