As Toyota’s first large-sized commercial van in Europe, the PROACE MAX joins an expanded PROACE family of vehicles alongside the updated PROACE and PROACE CITY as part of a comprehensive Toyota Professional product portfolio of commercial vehicles.
A new battery electric powertrain brings responsive driving, ride comfort and high-capacity haulage in a variety of configurations suitable for any task, without sacrificing practicality or reliability.
The battery electric PROACE MAX completes a fully electrified PROACE family of vans and passenger carriers, emphasising Toyota’s multi-pathway approach towards carbon neutrality. Toyota believes that all customers, including those purchasing vehicles for commercial use, need a variety of affordable and practical options to accelerate the pace of CO2 reduction now, and contribute to a transition to zero emission mobility in the future.
The PROACE MAX boasts a striking external design, centred around its unique front face that features a stylish upper element matching the vehicle colour, which extends around the matt black grille and neatly into the colour-matched front bumper.
Full LED head lamps, along with fog lamp with cornering function for better visibility, complete a bold and rugged appearance, matte black grille and distinctive 16-inch alloy wheels on high grade Comfort models.
Inside the robust yet comfortable cabin, Comfort models feature a modern 7-inch colour digital instrument cluster delivering information clearly while a fully connected multimedia experience includes a high-definition 10-inch touch screen. A practical central cup holder, convenient dash storage options and stylish chrome trim completes a practical, contemporary look.
The new PROACE MAX is available in a wide range of dimensions to allow customers to select the most appropriate size for their needs, including specialised tasks via the versatile conversion possibilities.
A total of six different sizes are available in full van format, based on two wheelbase options, 3,450 mm and 4,035 mm, via three different lengths (5,413 mm, 5,998 mm and 6,363 mm) and three heights (2,254 mm, 2,524 mm and 2,764 mm). These combinations offer spacious cargo area volume from 10 m³ to 17 m³, which is large enough to comfortably hold five Euro pallets.
In addition to the full van offerings, the PROACE MAX is an adaptable companion for specialised tasks. It is also available in factory built one-way or three-way tipper and dropside configurations, including Crew Cab options with a second row of four seats to take its seating capacity to seven.
Vehicle weight varies from 3,300 kg to 3,500 kg for the diesel-powered PROACE MAX and 3,500 kg or 4,250 kg for battery electric options, depending on the configuration, and all variants feature impressive load carrying and towing capacities. The battery electric PROACE MAX leads its class with 1,500 kg payload capacity and 2,400 kg towing capability, depending on the size configuration. With diesel vehicles, up to 1,425 kg payload is possible along with 3,000 kg towing capacity, depending on the combination of length and height.
Loading and unloading the PROACE MAX is straightforward thanks to full height doors and a practical square opening, 1,562 mm wide and up to 2,030 mm high, with a low threshold for easy access. For the first time on a Toyota, the doors open 270 degrees, maximising the kerbside loading space and access to the cabin while a sliding side door opens to 1.25 m, wide enough to load a Euro-pallet.
A high-performance battery electric powertrain brings the power, comfort, and cost efficiency of EV driving to the new PROACE MAX.
An effortless drive with the smooth, comfortable ride typical of an EV is achieved thanks to 270 DIN hp (200 kW) of power combined with the confidence of 410 Nm of torque, which allows the PROACE MAX to take even the toughest jobs in its stride.
With a driving range of up to 420 km (WTLP standard), the fully electric PROACE MAX has enough range for practical day-to-day operations. Three driving modes allow the driver to adjust acceleration and top speed via Eco, Normal and Power pre-sets to achieve the right balance between performance and driving range for the tasks in hand.
When the high-performance 110 kWh battery requires more energy, it can be recharged to 80% in as little as 55 minutes via a fast-charging system, capable of up to 150 kW, to minimise down time on longer journeys. An 11kW AC onboard charger is also provided for convenient charging via business or home systems, such as overnight or when the vehicle is parked for longer periods.
The new PROACE MAX represents a deeper collaboration between Toyota Motor Europe and Stellantis, which started in 2012 and allows both companies to benefit from development and production cost optimisation. Stellantis’ plants in Gliwice, Poland and Atessa, Italy will produce the PROACE MAX.
The new PROACE MAX will be available in 2024.