Exploring the Toyota Proace City: performance and capabilities

Following its world debut at the 2019 Commercial Vehicle Show, we wanted to explore the new Toyota Proace City compact van by providing greater detail in three key areas: performance and capabilities, practical and versatile design, and its safety, comfort and convenience features.

Proace City: performance and capabilities

The Proace City range meets a wide range of business needs, with different loading and seating configurations and powertrain options.

The compact van is presented in two different lengths – short at 4.4m and long at 4.7m. Both can be specified with three front seats, and as panel or glass vans; the long version is also available as a crew cab. The passenger version is offered with five or seven seats both in the short and long version.

The dimensions and packaging give Proace City excellent load capacity, with maximum volume from 3.3m3 (short model) to 4.3m3 (long version with Smart Cargo option). Notably the Toyota is one of few vehicles in its class that can accommodate two Euro pallets.

Proace City

Adding the Smart Cargo system option gives a best-in-class load length capacity of 3.1m for the short version and 3.4m for the long, while the maximum payload is another class-best figure at one tonne (both versions).

For those who need to carry even greater or heavier loads, the van can tow braked trailers up to 1.5 tonnes. Asymmetrical rear doors (glazed or unglazed) or a top-hinged tailgate can be specified.

Proace City will be available with a range of petrol and diesel powertrains offering a power spread from 75 to 130hp, and a choice of five- or six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmissions.

The model range amply covers business and fleet customer requirements in the segment in terms of capability, versatility, performance and efficiency, ensuring it can realise its potential to strengthen Toyota’s position in the LCV market.

Toyota Proace City: principal dimensions

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS SHORT (mm) LONG (mm)
Overall length 4,403 4,753
Overall width (mirrors in / mirrors out) 1,848 / 2,107
Overall height (min / max) 1,796 / 1,860 1,812 / 1,860
Wheelbase 2,785 2,975
Wheel track (front) 1,548 to 1,563 1,553
Wheel track (rear) 1,568 to 1,577 1,553
Front overhang 892
Rear overhang 726 886
LOAD COMPARTMENT DIMENSIONS SHORT (mm) LONG (mm)
Floor load length 1,817 2,167
Floor load length (with Smart Cargo) 3,090 3,440
Max load compartment height 1,200 to 1,270
Max load width between sides 1,773 (no doors), 1,630 (one door), 1,527 (two doors)
Max load width between wheel arches 1,229
Load sill height (min / max) 547 / 625 560 / 617
Sliding side door height 1,072
Sliding side door width 675 to 759
Sliding side door width (with bulkhead) 641 to 675
Rear door height 1,196
Rear door width (lower / upper) 1,241 / 1,087
LOAD COMPARTMENT VOLUME SHORT (m3) LONG (m3)
Without Smart Cargo 3.3 3.9
With Smart Cargo 3.8 4.3
Euro pallet capacity 2 2
WEIGHTS SHORT (kg) LONG (kg)
Payload min / max (according to engine) 650 / 1,000 1,000
Braked towing capacity 1,500 1,500

Read more: New Toyota Proace City van makes its world debut

Comments (2)

  1. I’m very interested in the short Proace City Verso with 7 seats but wondering if the petrol engines will be PSA Group engines or Toyota’s own?

    1. Hello Gavin,

      Thanks for getting in touch, it’s great to hear that you’re interested in the Proace City. The petrol engines will be PSA Group.

      Thanks.

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