Toyota Sticks to Diesel for New Proace City LCV

Despite early rumors that Toyota would be launching its new Proace City urban LCV with an electrification option, it is staying true to climate friendly diesel powertrains.

The new model features two 1.5-liter diesel powertrains in 73bhp and 96bhp versions with stop-start to support fuel economy and lower emissions. Maintenance schedules are up to 25,000 miles or two years to underpin the model’s business user propositions. The vans are covered by a five-year or 100,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty along with five year’s roadside assistance.

The equipment specification for the entry-level Active models includes air conditioning, automatic headlights, heated, power-adjustable door mirrors, one-touch power windows, twin sliding side doors, 180-degree-opening rear doors, DAB audio with USB port and Bluetooth, full-size spare wheel, rubber floor covering in cargo area and a full metal bulkhead.

The range-topping Icon grade features include multimedia system with eight-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Smart Cargo system, three front seats, automatic wipers, electronic parking brake, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, front fog lights and cornering lights.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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