CITROËN’S READY TO RUN PROGRAMMES WIN TRADE VAN DRIVER BEST CONVERSION RANGE AWARD 2016
Citroën enjoyed a successful start to the Commercial Vehicle Show yesterday, winning the Trade Van Driver Magazine ‘Best Conversion Range’ award 2016. Magazine Editor, Matthew Eisenegger, presented the award to Jeremy Smith in recognition of the Citroën Relay Ready to Run and Ready to Run Specialist programmes.
Jeremy Smith, Citroën’s Head of Commercial Vehicles & Business Sector Operations, remarked; “We are delighted to win the Best Conversion Range award for the second year in succession. Our Ready to Run Specialist programme has been expanded this year, due to customer demand and technological improvements. The Ready to Run Specialist range now includes a wide choice of temperate-controlled vans, minibuses, glass carrying vehicles and other bespoke conversions for models in the Citroën LCV range. It’s always Citroën’s aim to offer the widest possible range of products for our customers, and the Ready to Run programmes help achieve this goal.”
Citroën’s recently-expanded Relay Ready to Run range of ready-bodied vehicles already included high-specification, competitively priced tippers, dropsides and Luton vans. Now it also offers: a Plant & Go small plant carrier; a car transporterand two new crew vans.
The Plant & Go small plant carrier is an important addition to the Relay Ready to Run range. One of the major advantages of the carrier, for many fleets, is that it eliminates the need for a trailer, which is often seen as a costly capital investment. The vehicle has the ability to transport one large, or two or more smaller items of plant.
The Type Approved Relay-based car transporter has been converted by KFS Special Vehicles and specifically targets the vehicle logistics and dealer stock movement sectors. With a drop frame chassis design that is exclusive to KFS, the car transporter has a 1,760kg kerb weight, achieved thanks to innovative engineering and extensive use of lightweight materials.
Finally, the Relay Ready to Run Enterprise Crew Van is available in L1H1 and L3H2 configurations,
powered by a 2.2-litre HDi engine (110hp and 130hp outputs respectively), which is mated to a
six-speed manual gearbox.
The success of Citroën’s Relay Ready to Run & Ready to Run Specialist programmes was, according to the judges, due to; “The diversity and capability of the products within the range. The Ready to Run range of tippers, dropsides and Luton vans – now joined by the car transporter, plant carrier and crew vans – formally embraces what the trade needs, all with the added benefit of being available ex-stock with the peace-of-mind provided by a full Citroën factory warranty on both chassis and conversion.”
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
PHIL REED, REED PUBLIC RELATIONS, 020 8668 404
CITROËN COMMUNICATIONS DIVISION, 02476 884000
The Citroën brand:
Citroën harnesses creative flair and technology to enhance well-being. Since 1919 Citroën has made a major contribution to putting cars within reach of the general public, providing practical and purposeful answers to the questions arising in each era. Citroën cars today place a premium on design, comfort and useful technology. With 10,000 customer contact points and presence in over 90 countries, Citroën sold 1.2 million vehicles worldwide in 2015. The brand has also amassed eight manufacturers’ titles in the WRC and two Manufacturers’ FIA World Championship titles from the 2014 and 2015 WTCC seasons.