Commenting on the award for Proace, Steve Huntingford, What Car? Editor, said: “Our judges selected the Proace because the practical nature of a van extends beyond the vehicle’s simple shell.”
He added that practicality “goes beyond the load space,” drawing attention to the lay-out of the “comfortable” cabin and the availability of “clever tech” options that can help reduce driver fatigue and take some of the stress out of driving.
Turning to Proace City, Huntingford said: “This van can carry almost 4m3, with payloads up to 1,000kg and it has the longest load length of any vehicle in its class. Further upticks follow because you can have your vehicle in a variety of sizes, with standard or long wheelbase options.”
Stuart Ferma, General Manager Toyota and Lexus Fleet Sales, said: “Proace and Proace City are central to the scope and appeal of our Toyota Professional LCV range, so it is very rewarding to see their designed-in practicality being rewarded by What Car? Together these models cover a wide span of business customer needs, answering not just the requirements for carrying capability, but for being safe, efficient, comfortable and reliable, too.”
*The awards have been made jointly to Proace/Proace City and their equivalent models offered by manufacturers in Groupe PSA.