CITROEN

CITROEN SPACE TOURER DIESEL ESTATE 1.5 BlueHDi 120 Business M [8 Seat] 5dr

Fuel

FuelDiesel

Transmission

TransmissionManual

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph12s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2167 g/km

Thinking of buying a People Carrier with room for up to seven people? Well, what about if, for not much more, you could get yourself a smart-looking one with space for up to nine folk? That's what's on offer from Citroen's appealing-looking SpaceTourer MPV.

CONQUEST OF SPACE

Citroen's SpaceTourer is a super-large People Carrier aimed at families with their own private parking space outside the maternity unit. Jonathan Crouch checks out the latest range.

Ten Second Review

Thinking of buying a People Carrier with room for up to seven people? Well, what about if, for not much more, you could get yourself a smart-looking one with space for up to nine folk? That's what's on offer from Citroen's appealing-looking SpaceTourer MPV.

Background

Citroen has never been a serious player in the super-large People Carrying MPV market, the segment that sees cars that are essentially converted medium-sized vans, models like Volkswagen's Caravelle and the Mercedes V-Class. The French brand has long offered minibus versions of its Dispatch LCV, but they've never really courted car customers. Now though, the Gallic maker has a model line that very definitively does, the SpaceTourer. It's still based on a van of course: that's necessary if the room required by customers in this segment is to be achieved. But, Citroen tells us, the Space Tourer has very definitely been developed as a car. Or as a proper MPV anyway. It's based on the second generation version of the company's Dispatch LCV and it's the French manufacturer's version of a People Carrier also marketed by Peugeot (as the 'Traveller') and by Toyota (as the 'Proace Verso').

Driving Experience

Sensibly, all the Euro6 combustion engines on offer in the SpaceTourer are diesels and if your needs are mainly based around lighter people carrying duties and short distance urban work, then the entry-level 120hp 1.5-litre BlueHDi unit (offered only with manual transmission) may well be quite sufficient. It's better though, to try and stretch to the newer 2.0-litre BlueHDi 140 unit, which can be had with the option of smooth EAT8 auto transmission. For heavier payloads and longer journeys however, you'll be needing the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 180 model which gives you a lot more pulling power and has to be had with EAT8 auto transmission. The other option is the Electric variant, which offers 136hp and uses a 50kWh battery that can offer up to 143 miles on a single charge. News that this Citroen MPV is based on the marque's Dispatch van may lead you to fear the worst when it comes to handling dynamics. Actually though, you should be pleasantly surprised by the dynamics on offer here, these aided by a variant of the same EMP2 platform used for Citroen's Grand C4 Picasso People Carrier. The ride should particularly impress. Special wishbone filtering is provided to dampen the impacts from our country's terrible tarmac and the variable stiffness springs and shock absorbers should deliver decent levels of comfort whether the vehicle is loaded or unloaded. Refinement is also claimed to be surprisingly good for such a large, square MPV. And there's the option of a Grip Control traction system. We also like the 'Coffee Break Alert' warning system, which flashes up a dash warning after two hours of uninterrupted driving at speeds of 40mph and above.

Design and Build

Citroen's first serious stab at the super-large MPV segment is surprisingly easy on the eye, aiming at what the brand calls 'a sense of robust assurance without appearing aggressive'. The front design consists of a short horizontally-styled bonnet with large, high-set headlights, providing a commanding view of the road. In addition, the front features a broad, protective bumper with strong black air intake grilles that contrast and accentuate the SpaceTourer's styling. Under the skin, this MPV utilises the acclaimed 'Efficient Modular Platform 2' (EMP2) chassis, one of the things that enables this model to offer so much interior space. There's room for up to 9 spacious seats with 1,500 litres of boot space - or up to 4,900-litres of luggage space if you take out the removable seats. The SpaceTourer's height of 1.90m is low enough to guarantee entry into covered car parks - a relatively rare attribute in this segment. It's available in two defined lengths - 'M' and 'XL', measuring in at 4.95m and 5.30m respectively. Key selling points include hands-free access for the electrically-operated side and rear door and an opening rear window in the tailgate so small items can be more easily put inside. Top 'Business Lounge' derivatives feature four armchairs in the rear cabin complete with Isofix mounting points, longitudinal and back rest angle adjustment, and - for optimum flexibility - the seats in row two can be mounted forward or rear facing. A rail-mounted table can be added at extra cost to convert SpaceTourer 'Business Lounge' into the perfect mobile meeting room.

Market and Model

Think in terms of a £38,000-£50,000 price point for this Citroen SpaceTourer and you shouldn't be far out. The basics of specification are worth repeating here, so there's a choice of two vehicle lengths - 4.95m 'M' and 5.30m 'XL' - both of which can be configured as 8 or 9-seaters. There's a choice between 'Feel', 'Flair' or 'Business' levels of trim. The full-electric e-Space Tourer only comes in the 'M' body length with 'Feel' or 'Business'-spec, priced at around £49,000. 'Flair' models are very well specified, with standard features such as black leather seat trim, driver and front passenger seats with individual armrests (plus electric adjustment, along with a heating and massage function), a panoramic glass sunroof and twin 'hands free' electric sliding side doors with foot-operated remote sensors. 'Flair' trim also provides a technical showcase with standard features including head-up display, blind spot monitoring, 180?? colour reversing camera, keyless entry and start, Citroen Connect Nav and an uprated HiFi pack. This SpaceTourer MPV is also available for corporate customers in the form of the 'Business' trim level. 'Business' trim provides the perfect solution for any operator requiring shuttle or courtesy vehicles. Here, you get up to nine seats as standard, a hard wearing TPO plastic floor and air conditioning. Across the range, latest generation electronic driving assistance devices include 'Driver Attention Alert', a 'Road sign recognition' system, a Head-up display and an 'Active Cruise Control' set-up. You could also add 'Blind Spot Monitoring' and a 'Park Assist 180' surround view camera system - both useful on a vehicle of this size.

Cost of Ownership

The SpaceTourer's Euro6 engines have been chosen with operating costs rather than performance in mind and this will suit businesses as well as families with a firm grip on their finances. For the 1.5 BlueHDi 120 variant, combined WLTP fuel economy is pegged at up to 47.1mpg, along with up to 126g/km of CO2. For the 2.0-litre BlueHDi 150, the figures are up to 41.9mpg and up to 142g/km. If you want a little more power and opt for this engine in 180hp guise, you're looking at up to 40.6mpg and up to 144g/km. What about the electric SpaceTourer, with its 50kWh battery. Well here, because the design supports up to 100kW rapid charging technology, an 80 per cent charge can take just 30 minutes. This e-SpaceTourer also features a 7kW on-board charger as standard. A full charge from a 7.4kW domestic Wallbox takes 7 hours 30 minutes. For peace of mind, the lithium-ion battery pack in the e-SpaceTourer comes with an eight year/100,000 mile warranty, for up to 70% of the initial battery capacity. What else are you going to need to know? Well across the range, there's the usual unremarkable three year/60,000-mile warranty and service intervals for all engines are every 20,000 miles or once a year - whichever comes first. You can budget ahead for the work by taking up Peugeot's 'Service Plan' that for a fixed monthly fee, can cover you for up to 50,000 miles of motoring over either three or five years.

Summary

It's time the super-large MPV segment was shaken up a bit. For too long, it's been dominated by the Volkswagen Caravelle and the Mercedes V-Class, both models that sell at rather over-inflated prices. The only more affordable alternatives in the past have been relatively unappealing - models like Ford's Transit-based Tourneo Custom. In comparison, this Citroen SpaceTourer looks a far better proposition. It's much cheaper than a Caravelle or a V-Class, easier to drive because it feels more compact on the road, yet just as spacious inside, with room for up to nine. The only real impediment to success might lie in the fact that you can get much the same recipe in this segment from the Peugeot Traveller, Vauxhall Vivaro Life and Toyota Proace Verso models that share this Citroen's basic design. Still, if you get the right deal on a SpaceTourer and you've a Citroen dealer in close proximity, we think you'll like it.

  • Electric front windows/one touch facility with pinch protection
  • Heated rear windscreen with rear wash wipe

  • Traction control
  • Electronic stability control
  • Anti-lock Brake System and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Hill start assist
  • Front ventilated disc brakes and rear disc brakes
  • Mechanical handbrake

  • Flooring - TPO plastic carpet

  • Bluetooth telephone facility

  • Coffee Break Alert
  • Electronic power assisted steering

  • Start/Stop function

  • Exterior temperature indicator with ice warning
  • Mirror screen with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
  • Multi function trip computer

  • Heated door mirrors
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors

  • Aluminium grey inlay
  • Decorative inlays to dashboard, door and side panels
  • Chrome air vent surrounds
  • Silver grey decor stripes

  • MP3 connection
  • Aux input
  • USB socket
  • 7" touch screen with DAB radio
  • 4 speaker + 4 tweeters

  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Radiator grille in chrome edge trim and black facets
  • Body colour side rubbing strips
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Twin sliding rear doors

  • Headlight left on when door open audible warning
  • Halogen headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Halogen front fog lights with cornering function
  • Halogen rear lights including braking and turn signal function
  • Halogen rear number plate lights x2
  • Halogen third brake light
  • Halogen rear fog lights

  • Manual air conditioning

  • Glovebox
  • Coat hooks
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Front and rear door pockets with bottle holders
  • Mica cloth upholstery
  • Lower glovebox - no lid
  • Open storage on dashboard
  • Satin chrome interior front door handles
  • Gear shift indicator
  • Gear lever - manual with black gearknob and leather effect gaiter trim
  • Upper glovebox with lid and illumination
  • Light grey roof lining
  • Plastic coated steering wheel with multifunction controls on steering column
  • Driver and passenger side grab handles, retractable with damping
  • Fixing ring x4 in load area
  • Driver seat adjustable armrest
  • 2X cup holders in dashboard mounted
  • 2X cup holders in row 3 side panels
  • 12V sockets (x3) in dashboard, lower glovebox and load area

  • Front interior light with reading spotlights x2
  • Rear reading spotlights x3
  • Illuminated boot

  • Visibility Pack - Space tourer
  • Acoustic pack - Space tourer

  • Emergency fuel cut off
  • 3-point retractable rear seatbelts
  • 3-point retractable front seatbelts
  • Driver/front passenger head+thorax side airbags
  • 3x Front optimised safety headrests and rear retractable headrests with height adjustable
  • Front lateral airbags
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible+visual warnings
  • Tyre pressure sensor
  • Electrically operated child locks on rear doors
  • Adaptive driver and front passenger airbags

  • Lumbar adjustment for driver seat
  • Retractable head restraints on all rear seats
  • Single passenger seat
  • Row 2 folding/removable seats
  • Height/tilt adjustable Passenger seat
  • ISOFIX child seat fitting x3 sets including top tether for rear seats
  • Driver seat mechanical height adjustment
  • 1/3:2/3 split 3 seater bench in row 2
  • Driver seat mechanical adjustment in longitudinal and back rest angle

  • Automatic door locking when moving off
  • Remote central locking
  • Alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Deadlocks

  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

  • 17" Pentagon wheel trims

  • Tyre repair kit

  • Noise Level dB(A): 69
  • CO: 0.163
  • HC: N
  • NOx: 0.027
  • HC+NOx: 0.029
  • Particles: 0.0005
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 168
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min: 159
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max: 182
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min: 145
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max: 171
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min: 137
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max: 162
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max: 214
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 181
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 167
  • CO2 (g/km): 128
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6

  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 8
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: COMMON RAIL
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Compression Ratio: 16.4:1
  • Transmission: MANUAL
  • Gears: 6 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 75
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 84.8
  • CC: 1499

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: False
  • EC Urban (mpg): 54.3
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 61.4
  • EC Combined (mpg): 58.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 43.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 38
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min: 51.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max: 43.9
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 53.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 47
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 40.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 36.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 46.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 40.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min: 6.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max: 7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min: 5.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max: 6.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min: 5.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max: 6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min: 7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.9

  • Generation Mark: 3
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 17E
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: N
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 120
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • AdBlue: True
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Coin Series: Business [8 Seat]
  • Coin Description: BlueHDi 120 M
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 88
  • Engine Power - RPM: 3500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 221
  • Engine Torque - NM: 300
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 2000
  • Engine Power - BHP: 120
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 12
  • Top Speed: 99
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 30.6

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level: RDE 2

  • Alloys?: False
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/55 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" STEEL
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/55 R17
  • Wheel Style: PENTAGON

  • Width (including mirrors): 2204
  • Height: 1890
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4959
  • Width: 1920
  • Wheelbase: 3275

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1659
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2760
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 69
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1384
  • No. of Seats: 8
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1800
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Max. Loading Weight: 1101
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 3300
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 12.4

  • Rear side windows with extra dark tinted glass - 10% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £180
  • Rear side windows with extra light tinted glass - 70% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: £180
  • Rear side windows with dark tinted glass - 30% light transmission fixed position row 2/3: Included

  • Driver attenton alert system: Included
  • Park assist 180 with touchscreen display, front and rear parking sensors, blind spot monitor, reversing camera and power folding door mirrors: £840
  • Cruise control + speed limiter: Included
  • Rear parking sensor: Included

  • White LCD matrix instrument display panel, 4 dials, rev counter, speedometer, fuel gauge and water temperature: Included
  • Citroen connected navigation with connect box and voice control: £600

  • Electric folding door mirrors: Included

  • Metallic paint: £545
  • Solid paint: Included

  • Rear seat 'aviation style' air conditioning panel: £500

  • Drive assist pack - Space tourer: £450
  • Safety pack - SpaceTourer: £600

  • Metallic - Soft sand: £545
  • Metallic - Perla Nera Black: £545
  • Metallic - Cumulus grey: £545
  • Metallic - Tourmaline orange: £545
  • Metallic - Platinum grey: £545
  • Metallic - Rich oak brown: £545

  • Solid - Polar white: £0

  • Curtain airbags: £250

  • 3rd row seats removed: £0
  • 1/3:2/3 split 3 seater bench in row 3: Included

  • Demountable swan neck towbar: £300

  • Mica cloth - Grey: £0

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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