Citroen is a leading player on the Light Commercial Vehicles market, and has nothing to prove in this sector. This year of the Brand’s centenary has allowed it to highlight the unusual body shapes that have marked the history of cars, such as the 2 CV van, Type H, C15 or Berlingo.
Citroen is now the number 6 carmaker in Europe with market share of 9.2%. This performance is driven by bold products which, from Berlingo Van to Jumper and Jumpy, stand out from the crowd with their practicality and outstanding comfort.
Models inspired by customer uses and offering a variety of adaptations to meet the needs of each business customer. This ”Inspired by Pro” approach also extends to the network with a new retail concept dedicated to professionals called the Manufacture, which demonstrates the Brand’s desire to provide all of its customers with tailored standards in terms of welcome, customisation and comfort, offering a unique experience.
Powering the energy transition and inspired by new uses, the Brand is preparing to launch a major electrification offensive across its commercial range. Already present on very targeted markets with Berlingo Electric and the forthcoming launch of Jumper Electric (beginning of 2020), the Brand plans to extend its electric offering for business customers with a range of 100% electric compact vans by 2021.
This range will be suited to professionals since it offers an outstanding level of comfort, controlled cost of use, the freedom to drive in town centres, the ability to make “last mile” deliveries and keep up with the development of e-commerce business.
Within two years the Brand will offer the Groupe PSA’s best know-how in terms of a 100% electric offering, by providing a 100% electric version of Jumpy (launch in 2020) and a 100% electric version of New Berlingo Van (by 2021). This electrification will concern the light commercial vehicles but also the passenger vehicles.
JUMPY: THE REFERENCE IN COMPACT VANS
Loyal to the Brand’s signature “Inspired by Pro”, Citroen Jumpy, launched in 2016 and with over 135000 models sold, recently developed its range in order to more closely meet the needs of business customers.
Robust and with a large loading capacity, Citroen Jumpy offers a calibrated range, available in 5 versions including 3 new models (Worker, Driver and CityVan) targeting 3 types of use specifically: construction sites (with raised suspension, protection plate, increased payload, Grip Control), long patrols (with driver assistance systems, dedicated to comfort and safety) and in-town driving (with greater agility and ease).
To provide professionals with concrete solutions for mobility in urban environments but also in rural areas thanks to autonomy that allows drivers to make most of their trips, in 2020 Citroen will add a 100% electric version of its compact van to its range. Uncompromising in terms of performance, this 100% electric version of Jumpy will intend for a customer base seeking comfort and peace of mind at the wheel, and will allow all business owners to carry out their business in a different way and to convey a positive image while protecting the environment.
Using the Groupe PSA’s EMP2 multi-energy platform, this electric version of Jumpy will be offered with 2 levels of autonomy which will improve Jumpy’s comfort and enhance the peace of mind of all business owners.
Peace of mind in terms of autonomy means that most professionals can carry out all their daily tasks:
– 200 km (124 miles) on WLTP cycle with a 50 kWh battery
– 300 km (186 miles) on WLTP cycle with a 75 kWh battery
– Comfort: no vibrations or noise, and perfectly smooth movement;
– Driveability in electric mode with torque immediately available and no gear changes;
– Peace of mind in terms of access, with the freedom to drive in restricted zones with limits of CO2 emissions, allowing all professionals and/or delivery drivers to remain as close as possible to their customers;
– Payload remains similar in comparison with the combustion engine versions;
– Reduced cost of use.
Starting in 2020, Jumpy intends to become the new benchmark in compact vans on the electric market.