Toyota introduces the 2024 Proace and Proace City vans

A year of transformation for the Toyota Professional range of light commercial vehicles has begun with the launch of the new 2024 Proace medium-duty van and its compact sibling, the Proace City. These arrivals herald a programme of new models, delivering Proace Max, Toyota’s first large commercial van.

2024 Toyota Proace

The roll-out of the new 2024 Proace range begins with the diesel-powered Proace medium-duty van. Customers have a choice of formats: a van in medium or long body lengths; a Crew Cab with an extra row of seats; and a Platform Cab serving as the basis for bespoke and specialist body types.

Power is from Proace’s proven 2l diesel engine with an output of 142bhp (145 DIN hp/106kW) and six-speed manual transmission. The Sport models feature the more powerful 174bhp (177 DIN hp/130kW) unit (badged 180), with eight-speed automatic transmission. Completing the powertrain line-up is the established 1.5l 118bhp/120 DIN hp/88kW engine with a six-speed manual transmission, featured in Active and Icon versions of the Proace van.

The Proace van has load-carrying capabilities with a maximum load volume of 6.6m³, up to a best-in-class 1,400kg payload and 2,500kg towing capacity. A compact 1.9m height means Proace can enter standard car parks, while urban manoeuvring is made easier with a 12.4m turning circle between kerbs (for medium/L1-length models).

The entry point to the new range is the Active grade. The equipment specification includes a 10in multimedia touchscreen, digital driver’s instrument display, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers, rear parking sensors and a plylining in the loadspace. Advanced safety features include Lane Keep Assist, Driver Attention Assist, Automatic High Beam and automatic emergency braking with forward collision warning.

The Icon specification introduces the Smart Cargo loadspace extension system, satellite navigation, a wireless phone charger and 16in wheels with full wheel caps. Moving up to Icon Premium adds automatic air conditioning and 17in alloy wheels. The new Sport grade gives Proace extra style with 17in black alloys, black door handles and body-coloured bumpers, plus keyless entry and LED front fog lights.

2024 Proace City

The 2024 Proace City sports the new family Proace frontal design, giving it a more contemporary look and individual character.

It retains business-friendly load-carrying qualities, such as its load volume, load length and payload. There are two versions, medium or long body lengths, with respective load volumes of 3.8m3 and 4.4m3 and a one-tonne payload. For 2024, all Proace City will be equipped with Toyota’s Smart Cargo system. Based on the space-extending feature found in the larger Proace models, this uses a folding outer passenger seat and a hatch in the bulkhead to extend load length by 1.3m so longer items such as ladders and piping can be carried. The passenger seatback next to the driver can also be folded to form a desktop. In addition to its interior capacity, Proace City can tow braked loads of up to 1.2t.

The core powertrain is the 101bhp (102 DIN hp/75kW) 1.5-diesel (badged 100hp) with six-speed manual transmission. The new Sport versions use a 129bhp (130 DIN hp/96kW) version of the same engine (badged 130hp) with either six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.

The starting point in the 2024 Proace City range is the Active grade. Available exclusively in medium body length, it comes with a 10in multimedia touchscreen and digital driver’s instrument cluster. Safety and assistance features include Automatic Emergency Braking with Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Road Sign Assist, Automatic High Beam and driver attention monitoring. An electric parking brake and rear parking sensors are also part of the standard package. The cargo area comes with a plylining as standard (this can be removed if customers prefer).

The Icon models (medium and long) introduce a navigation system, front fog lights, 16in wheels with full covers, rain-sensing windscreen wipers, power-folding mirrors with piano black casings, one-touch power windows, front parking sensors and a rear camera.

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