The What Van? Road Test: Citroen Relay 35 review

Date: Monday, July 03, 2017   |   Author: Steve Banner

LOAD AREA

Access to the cargo bay is by means of a sliding nearside door plus twin rear doors that can be swung through 90°. Press a couple of buttons – one for each door – and they can be pushed through 180°.

A step set into the back bumper aids rear access. All the doors are opaque and open to reveal a proliferation of load tie-down points.

Our test van featured six mounted on the floor, two at waist height on the nearside, three at waist height on the offside and two at the base of the solid-steel bulkhead.

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Its presence will help protect the occupants of the cab should something unsecured hurtle forwards under heavy braking. Look above the bulkhead and you will see a large shelf – just the place to put your load lashing straps.

The cargo bed is protected by a tailored cover and it’s good to see too that the protection is extended to encompass the vulnerable wheel boxes, and that panels protect the sides from minor scratches and scrapes.

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With an unglazed bulkhead and rear doors we were pleased to see that Citroen had provided reversing sensors. And if you are contemplating carrying a ladder on the roof, then it is worth noting that integral roof rack mounting points are installed.



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