The PROACE adds an unprecedented Compact version that with a 4.6 m length which has the footprint of a Compact Duty Van (CDV) while the Verso range is able to accommodate up to 9 passengers while the panel van can transport load of 4.6 to 6.1 cubic metres.
Its striking Under Priority frontal design language identifying it as the latest addition to the Toyota family, the new PROACE is available in a choice of three body sizes - Compact, Medium and Long.4.6 m long and with a 2.9 m wheelbase, the Compact version offers a remarkable size/roominess ratio. Despite still offering a 9-seat cabin capacity or a 4.6 to 5.1 cubic metres load compartment volume, its turning circle of only 11.3 metres makes it easy to manoeuvre and park in built-up areas.
The Medium version is 4.9 m long with a 3.2 m wheelbase. The Long version has the same 3.2 m wheelbase but features an extended rear overhang for greater cargo capacity, increasing overall length to 5.3 m. All variants are 2.2 m wide and 1.9 m high.
The new PROACE range is available with a range of five powertrains featuring 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines offering a choice of power outputs and transmissions. The entire range benefits from CO2 emissions reductions over outgoing models, and now targets best-in-class CO2 emissions in the Medium Duty Van (MDV) segment.
A 70 kW/95 DIN hp variant of the 1.6 litre engine may be mated to either a 5-speed manual transmission (210 Nm torque) or a 6-speed robotised manual transmission (240 Nm torque). The former generates CO2 emissions of 144 to 148 g/km and fuel consumption of 5.5 to 5.6 l/100 km, whilst, the latter just 135 to 139 g/km and fuel consumption of 5.2 to 5.4 l/100 km.
Delivering 300 Nm of torque, a more powerful, 85 kW/115 DIN hp version of the 1.6 litre unit is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission. It generates CO2 emissions of 133-137 g/km CO2 and fuel consumption of 5.1 to 5.2 l/100 km.
Recommended for increased payloads thanks to their high torque of 340 Nm and 370 Nm respectively, both the 90 kW/122 DIN hp and 110 kW/150 DIN hp variants of the 2.0 litre turbodiesel are mated to 6-speed manual transmissions. They generate 139-143 g/km of CO2 and fuel consumption of 5.3 to 5.5 l/100 km.
Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission and delivering 400 Nm of torque, the 130 kW/177 DIN hp variant of the 2.0 litre unit is the most powerful engine in the new PROACE VAN model range. It generates CO2 emissions of 151-155 g/km and fuel consumption of 5.7 to 5.9 l/100 km.
All powertrains are Euro 6 compliant and are equipped with selective catalytic reduction to lower the amount of NOx released into the atmosphere. A 22.5 litre tank of AdBlue ensures the optimal functioning of the system for 15,000 km. The tank can be easily refilled via a filling flap on the B-pillar, accessible behind a cover with the driver’s door open.
A standard maintenance interval of 40,000 km - two years variable1 contributes to a low cost of ownership.
The new PROACE is equipped with ‘Toyota Safety Sense’, a newly developed set of active safety technologies designed to help prevent or mitigate collisions across a wide range of traffic situations. In addition, the people carrier variant has been awarded a 5-star Euro NCAP crash test rating.
Combining millimetre-wave radar and camera technology for advanced detection capabilities, the new Toyota’s active safety systems include Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert, Driver Attention Alert, Road Sign Assist and Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Adaptive Front Lighting, and an Automatic High Beam system.
Available in Panel, Semi-glazed or Glazed VAN variants, the PROACE Compact features three front cabin seats and have a cargo bay 2.1 m long and 1.6 m wide, for a total cargo volume of 4.6 cubic metres.
Equipped with a new Smart Cargo system -which combines an opening bulkhead with a lifting front passenger seat base to increase cargo loading length by 116 cm- maximum cargo length increases to 3.3 m, and total cargo volume rises to a best-in-class 5.1 cubic metres.
Available on all PROACE VAN variants, the Smart Cargo system also includes a storage compartment under the central passenger seat base, and a movable desk configuration built into the lowered central seatback which includes a swivelling shelf with a flexible, high grip tray to securely hold items such as paperwork or a laptop PC.
Offered in Panel, Semi-glazed or Glazed VAN, Crew Cab and Combi variants, the Medium version is 4.9 m long with a 3.2 m wheelbase. Fitted with the Smart Cargo system, maximum cargo length increases from 2.5 to 3.7 m, and total cargo volume rises from 5.3 to 5.8 cubic metres.
The Long version has the same 3.2 m wheelbase but features an extended rear overhang for greater cargo capacity, increasing overall length to 5.3 m. It has a cargo bay 2.8 m long and 1.6 m wide, for a total cargo volume of 6.1 cubic metres. The Smart Cargo system increases maximum cargo length to 4.0 m, and total cargo volume rises to 6.6 cubic metres.
Benefitting from practical, left- and right-hand side sliding rear doors and side hinged, 180 degree opening, double rear doors, all three PROACE VAN bodies are 1.9 m wide and around 1.9 m high. They have a maximum payload capacity of up to 1,400 kg, and a towing capacity of up to 2,500 kg.
Power operated as an option on all variants, the side sliding doors of the Medium and Long variants are wide enough to allow the loading of a Euro pallet. Equipped as standard with 50:50 panel wing rear doors, the vans can optionally be equipped with 3 alternative configurations:
On board, the robust, functional and spacious cab has been designed to meet the needs of both commercial and private owners. The dashboard design features clear, analogue dial instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear. Boasting excellent visibility, the PROACE VAN’s SUV-like driving position features a short-throw gear lever mounted as close to the steering wheel as possible, maximising the time that the driver spends with both hands on the wheel.
Available in three grades, the new PROACE VERSO offers customers a choice of three body lengths. Across the entire model range, from the unique Compact, Toyota’s new MPV allows up to 9 passengers to travel comfortably with their luggage.
Five diesel powertrains vary in output from 95 to 177 DIN hp. Mated to a choice of manual, robotised manual and automatic transmissions; they target best-in-class CO2 emissions.
High specification levels include unique, user-friendly equipment such as rail-mounted sliding seats, opening rear tailgate glass, foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and a panoramic roof. Safety standards are on a par with the high levels expected of any Toyota passenger car, and the PROACE VERSO has been awarded 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test programme.
Benefitting from practical, left- and right-hand side sliding rear doors and a top-hinged tailgate, all three PROACE VERSO variants are 2.2 m wide and around 1.9 m high.
Family grade models may be identified by coloured bumpers, a chrome trim surround to the lower front grille, fog lamps and separate-opening tailgate glass fitted as standard. A grade dependent choice of wheels includes 16” or 17” steel with full-wheel covers and 17” alloys.
A comprehensive options list includes foot-operated automatic sliding side doors and, on all grades of Medium and Long vehicles, a panoramic glass roof.
On board, the robust, functional and spacious interior has been designed to meet the needs of both private and commercial owners, transporting up to nine passengers, and their luggage, in comfort. Comprehensive storage throughout the cabin includes cup-holders and generous door pockets.
The dashboard design features clear, analogue dial instrumentation and ergonomic switchgear. Boasting excellent all-round visibility, the PROACE VERSO’s SUV-like driving position features a short-throw gear lever mounted as close to the steering wheel as possible, maximising the time driver spends with both hands on the wheel.
Three interior grades build on the durable seat fabric of the entry level PROACE VERSO with high quality inserts, metallic trim, premium upholstery and, on top-of-the-range models, a center console-mounted, full-color, multimedia touch screen
|Bodytype||Engine & Transmission||Grade||Retail*|
|Compact Panel Van||1.6L Diesel 16D- (95 HP) Manual 5||GL||€20,495|
|MWB Panel Van||1.6L Diesel 16D- (95 HP) Manual 5||GL||€21,995|
|LWB Panel Van||1.6L Diesel 16D- (95 HP) Manual 5||GL||€23,500|
|MWB Panel Van||2.0L Diesel 20D- (120 HP) Manual 6||GX||€24,195|
|LWB Panel Van||2.0L Diesel 20D- (120 HP) Manual 6||GX||€25,700|