Toyota expects a lot from the new Proace City, available in two versions: van (commercial) and passenger (the Verso). «In the commercial market, today we have 5% with the Hilux pickup, with Proace 19% and with the previous City series we reach 67%. We are expecting to double the volumes this year, with the new edition of Proace City “, explains Massimiliano Loconzolo, fleet & used senior manager of Toyota Italia.
On the spur of the new launch, 36 dealers they have been designated as Toyota Professional, the new specialized brand that aims to be recognized as a third brand of the company, like Toyota and Lexus. There will be points of sale where all the business lines managed by the new Kinto brand will be developed, including the long-term rental proposal under the name Kinto One.
The Proace City, born from the partnership with the Psa group and also available in the Verso version for passenger transport, it is proposed with a very wide range and a rich technological equipment since the basic version, both for driving assistance and for connectivity, thanks to the MyT by Toyota data communication management. The warranty is 5 years and 200 thousand kilometers. Two possible lengths: 440 cm (the Short) 470 (the Long), both with five or seven seats. There are two engines: a 1.5 diesel from 75 to 130 hp and a 1.2 petrol from 110 hp. The electrified versions will arrive in Italy in the first quarter of 2021, after the launch in the Netherlands, Norway and Switzerland.
Three versions: City, Comfort and Ground, the latter for rough terrain thanks to the Toyota traction select. For now, a real four-wheel drive version is missing. Fittings that will have three levels of TechPack as standard with driver assistance technologies and smart active vision. On the more expensive version of the passenger version it will be possible to choose the panoramic roof with airplane-style stowage compartments and an arch-shaped “floating” structure for a total capacity of 74 liters, accessible from the second row of seats and from the rear hatch.
All models have different stowage compartments (up to 16), while on the van version there is the Smart Load Indicator for the loading area, with 90% and 100% filling alerts. In addition to the Kinto One purchase and rental solutions, the Proace City is also offered in PayperDrive mode, with which you only pay the kilometers traveled. The introductory offer starts at 11,400 euros, with the LeaseforDrive formula you pay in installments starting at 118 euros for the 1.2 MT 110 Hp single-door version.
May 21, 2020 (change May 21, 2020 | 11:23)
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