2012 proace: toyota new light commercial vehicle

&bull New PROACE to expand Toyota's light commercial vehicle presence in the European medium-duty van segment

&bull Versatile, capable and comfortable with up to 7m3 loadspace capacity combined with passenger car-like driving comfort

&bull Range of Euro V diesel engines, with power output ranging from 90 to 163PS

&bull On sale in European markets from Q1 2013, deliveries from Q2 2013

The new Toyota PROACE

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*

Launch Timings

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

Body Dimensions

2 lengths — L1 (4805mm) or L2 (5135mm)

2 heights — H1 (1942mm) or H2 (2276mm)

2 wheelbases — L1 (3000mm) or L2 (3122mm)
Body Styles

Panel Van

Glass Van

Crew Cab
Interior Dimensions

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
Load Capacities

L1H1 — 5.0m3

L2H1 — 6.0m3

L2H2 — 7.0m3
Available Engines

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
Fuel consumption to be confirmed
Fuel tank capacity & driving range 80litres up to 1250km driving range [based NEDC fuel consumption]
Towing Capacity up to 2000kg
Payload 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