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Citroen Relay Luton Review

April 20th, 2023

The Citroen Relay Luton at a glance

If you’re interested in a van for your varying commercial requirements, it is good to think about what variant would suit you best. Vans come in multiple shapes and sizes, suiting different uses and applications. The Luton variant is a commercial vehicle with an extended cargo area above the driver’s cab.

The Luton is frequently used in industries that require the transportation of large, bulky items, such as furniture, construction materials, and appliances. So, if you’re involved with moving, construction, delivery, or logistics services, the Luton could be the van variant for you.

The Citroen Relay is a popular French van that arrived on the scene in 2006 and has since evolved into a mainstay of the commercial vehicle market. It is available in multiple variants, including the Luton, making the Citroen Relay suitable for industries such as construction, delivery, and more.

Read on to learn more about the Citroen Relay Luton and which industries might suit this exciting van.

Engines and Spec

The Citroen Relay Luton is fitted with a diesel 2.2-litre HDi engine, with a power output of 140hp making the vehicle comfortable for being nippy in urban areas as well as for motorway driving also. The Relay’s 2.2-litre HDi engine is fitted with a turbocharger and direct fuel injection, enhancing both its performance and fuel efficiency.

The Citroen is robust and incredibly efficient for long-term use, managing an impressive 25.5-34.3mpg on the road. The running costs of the vehicle are minimal, as it uses cost-effective, common tyres which ensures you’ll be able to get back on the road quickly if there’s a puncture. In addition, the front bumper separates into three parts – meaning that if you bump something, only a small section of the bodywork will need to be replaced.

Comfort is essential for any commercial vehicle. This is especially so in a Luton, as if you’re delivering or transporting goods for a living, you’ll want the van to feel smooth and secure when clocking up the miles. The Citroen excels in this area,  with a robust suspension system and well-tuned handling characteristics to ensure ultimate stability and control.


Perhaps the most vital feature of a Luton van variant is its storage abilities. With the additional cargo area extending over the cab, you’ll want this exterior scale to translate into interior spaciousness. The Citroen Relay Luton manages a capacity of 22 cubic metres with a maximum payload of 1147kg.

This spacious cab interior and payload rating make it ideal for use in the construction, delivery, or logistics sector, as do the internal load locks and tie rails fitted along the side panels of the load space. The van is adaptable; able to securely transport a wide range of materials with ease.

A drawback of the Citroen Relay Luton may appear to be found in the fact it can only seat two passengers. This might exclude it from commercial uses in which a team needs to be transported from site to site. However, I would argue that for the industries the Relay is aimed at, it only really requires two seats. In the delivery, transportation, and logistics sectors, most tradespeople travel individually and don’t require three seats or a double cab.

The Citroen Relay Luton’s interior is functional and practical to use, perhaps not as fancy as higher-class van models. Nonetheless, useful safety features such as stability control, hill-start assist, ABS, and emergency braking all come fitted as standard.

Pros & Cons


  • Very durable and robust in build quality
  • Practical storage capabilities
  • Fuel-efficient


  • No automatic gearbox is available
  • The diesel engine is slightly noisy

The Verdict

If you’re after an effective van for transporting or delivering goods, the Citroen Relay Luton makes for an excellent choice. It is a practical commercial vehicle with excellent fuel efficiency that has durable, long-lasting build quality which will last for years to come. For those in the construction, delivery, or logistics sector, the Citroen Relay Luton will proudly serve the industry requirements.

If you’re interested in the Citroen Relay Luton, another variant of the Relay, or a different van entirely, Van Sales UK can help.  We provide you with the best vans on the marketplace – whether new or used, diesel or electric, small or large. Our service is hassle-free and straightforward – begin by taking a look through our online showroom hosting a wide variety of vans and commercial vehicles.

Get in touch with us today if you’re interested in a van or have a specific query. A friendly member of the Van Sales UK team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.


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