At a stroke, this compact van model has extended the brand's reach to 80% of the national light commercial vehicle market, joining the established Proace medium duty van, Hilux pick-up and Land Cruiser Commercial in the brand's LCV range. This improved market reach has been helped by the availability of Toyota Professional, the brand's programme of services for its new and established LCV customers. Proace City prices are pitched in the £20,000-£24,500 bracket ex-VAT and the range is mainly built around the 100hp version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. There are three trim levels, 'Active', 'Icon' and plusher 'Design'; opt for an 'Icon' variant and you'll be offered the option of finding around £600 more for the 'long' body shape.
The equipment specification for the Active models - the entry point to the range - includes air conditioning, automatic headlights, heated, power-adjustable door mirrors, one-touch power windows, twin sliding side doors, 180-degree-opening rear doors, DAB audio with USB port and Bluetooth, full-size spare wheel, rubber floor covering in cargo area and a full metal bulkhead.
Icon grade gains a multimedia system with eight-inch touchscreen, smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, three front seats, automatic wipers, electronic parking brake, reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, front fog lights and cornering lights.
At the top of the range, 'Design' spec gives you 16-inch alloy wheels, body-coloured bumpers, satellite navigation and an alarm as standard. You'll need this plushest version to get the uprated 130hp version of the 1.5-litre diesel engine. 'Icon' and 'Design' buyers also get the 'Smart Cargo system' allowing you to push longer items through into the cab via a flap in the bulkhead; this is an option for 'Active' buyers. An optional safety pack on the Icon includes pre-collision alert, road sign assist, lane-departure alert, and a coffee cup alert that advises the driver to take a break if they've spent too long at the wheel.