Citroen Relay Low Loader

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For a fantastic 22m3 of cargo space in an easy-to-load, reliable van, consider the Citroën Low-Floor Luton, the manufacturer’s low loader. It’s a great option for anyone needing space, practicality, and a straightforward way to get cargo into and out of a vehicle without the added weight of a tail lift.

Engine and Transmission

A light utility vehicle, the Citroën Low-Floor Luton is a factory, “Ready to Run” conversion that’s usually available from stock. It’s equipped with a Euro 6 BlueHDi 2.2-litre 140hp diesel engine and a six-speed manual gearbox. You can drive this front-wheel drive (FWD), low-loader Luton on a standard licence; as it’s rated at 3.5tonnes (3500kg), there’s no need for an HGV licence. 

Its AdBlue tank means that you can drive in Ultra Low Emissions Zones (ULEZ) without an additional charge (although you will still be subject to the London Congestion Charge): AdBlue is a new technology fitted to Euro 6 engines to help reduce the particulate emissions from diesel combustion. 

One tank’s worth should last for around 9000 miles; when (or before!) it runs out, you can buy a refill bottle and refill the tank yourself. The engine won’t run with an empty AdBlue tank, so do think ahead with this one.

Dimensions and Payload

The Low-Floor Luton is available in one size only. There’s seating for the driver and two passengers, and behind the cab is a sturdy bulkhead, protected from damage while loading by an alloy kick strip at the level of the floor. 

Internal length: 4100mm

Internal width: 2100mm

Internal height: 2250mm

Overall length: 6559mm

Maximum load volume: 22m3

Standard Payload: 1050kg*

Maximum Payload with optional lightweight body panels: 1300kg*

*The stated payload, as ever, is based on pre-determined criteria of Citroën’s (or Citroen’s). It’s each driver’s responsibility to verify the weight of the cargo (including the driver and passengers) to make sure that the van isn’t carrying more than it should.

As mentioned above, the Ready to Run Low-Floor Luton has a GVW (gross vehicle weight) of 3.5tonnes (3500kg). The GVW is the combined total legal permitted weight of the vehicle including the cargo (payload), the driver and any passengers, the fuel, etc. This van is based on the Citroen Relay 35 chassis cab van, and in fact all of the Ready to Run conversions are built on this same model of Relay.

The Low-Floor Luton Body

Loading is super easy in the Low-Floor Luton thanks to its rear doors; they open to 270° and are barn-door style, fitting flush with the van’s body. There’s also the option of a lightweight, rolling shutter instead of the barn doors. The sides of the body have “load lock strips” running along them which allow you to secure your cargo safely to the vehicle. And, as mentioned in the dimensions, you can choose Citroen’s lightweight body panels as an optional upgrade to increase the van’s payload.

The body floor is constructed from a durable sheet of birch plywood, treated for extra protection. On the outside, the Low-Floor Luton has a series of external marker lights.


Although the Low-Floor Luton is a utility vehicle, its cab is well arranged. The driver’s seat is comfortable and adjustable, with settings for rake, reach, height, and lumbar alterations. There’s an armrest too, just in case you need a bit of extra support. There’s air-conditioning in the cab, 2 USB ports, and a plastic clipboard that can act as an impromptu writing desk. It’s also handy to hold your phone, tablet, or unruly collection of paperwork. 

On that note (no pun intended!), there’s adequate storage in the cab along with a locking glovebox to keep your valuable safe. The whole cab has deadlocks that can be controlled via remote central locking, so you shouldn’t need to worry about security. 

All Citroen Ready to Run conversions have a reinforced battery, heavy-duty twin-leaf suspension at the rear, and wiring through the rear of the vehicle. Citroen also offer a list of optional upgrades including a speed limiter and Grip Control, the latter of which can be very useful if you encounter sand, snow, or mud, as it maximises traction for the front wheels.


As the Citroen Relay is known for its durability and reliability, there shouldn’t be any issues with the Low-Floor Luton. If ever anything does arise, you can rest assured that, with Citroen’s large network of dealers and Business Centres, help will never be too far away. Citroen offer a 3-year, 100,000 mile warranty on the van, and they also give new buyers a free, 12-month subscription to Citroën Assistant. This is their 24/day emergency roadside assistance programme, so help will always be at hand if you need it. Hopefully though, you won’t.

Buying Used

If you’re looking to buy a second-hand Low-Floor Luton, the procedure will be very much the same as with any used vehicle purchase. Take the time to find out as much as you can about the van’s life before you found it, and ask your dealer every (relevant!) question you can think of to glean as much information as possible. Look at the service history, associated paperwork, and any invoices or receipts for work carried out. Inspect the body for evidence of damage or repair, and make sure that you feel confident before you buy. 

Luton Van Upgrade. Please note that some of these upgrades can only be done as a bespoke build. A bespoke build will take at least 12 weeks from when the chassis is in stock. It can take much longer of course.

Easy Upgrades done even on stock luton vans for sale and lease
Most of these can be added to the finance. For things such as extra tie rails we ask you to find a local luton builder and will pay them to do additional work, as this is much much faster.

  • Reversing cameras
  • Satnav and better incar infotainment
  • Driver tracking systems vehicle remote immobilization
  • Leather seats and alloy wheels (yes I know)
  • Vehicle coatings to repel dirt
  • Sign writing and LED advertising systems
  • Load lok and extra tie rails.
  • Sometimes but not always tail lifts it depends on the builder. Ring

More Bespoke Items for a custom made luton van
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  • Sleeping pod typically £
  • Lightweight GRP Hex panels typical saving 80 kg
  • Additional lighting inside
  • Extra strong floor
  • Refridgeration
  • Tailifts and extra low weight tailifts. 150 kg standard weight
    Magnesium lifts weighing just 80 KG can be made
  • D Day doors (for low loaders)
  • Additional security such as rear or roller shutter slamlocks

We supply both ready made manufacturer built luton vans and bespoke builds. It seems that everyone is in a rush when it comes to a Luton, as they are so expensive to rent, and so few about. All Luton vans are handmade so you will see literally the tool marks of the craftsman who made it regardless of the make and model. A bespoke luton van will possibly need single vehicle type approval if the builder has never mad eone quite like it before. This can add an extra month or two to delivery so stock lutons are much more popular.

  • Most if not all are made from GRP over marine ply. It light weight, maintenance free, resits minor knocks Aluminium is seldom used now due to the cost. Hex GRP is sometimes used and can save up to 80 KG on a typical build
  • All have an aerodynamic pod that extends over the cab which is great for lighter items. The max load in here is about 75KG
  • Many manufacturers use roof aerials and often this will protrude into the pod. You can even add  a sleeper pod instead to replace the aerodynamic pod with accesss from inside the load area.
  • Most luton vans have a load length of approx 4 metres, but with a bespoke build you can go to maybe 4.8 metres, on some chassis especially if its been extended.
  • Almost every luton van can have  a tailift fitted. They typically weigh 150 KG which comes from the payload of the vehicle. We see Dell and Radcliffe used mostly. Tail lifts are not always a stock item so again its better to take a stock vehicle when you can. You can actually get a lightweight tailift for an additional cost that weights as little as 80 KG
  • The rear doors are always roller shutter unless you are having a bespoke luton van built. Alternatives are bar doors and D Day doors. The latter split in half and serve as a loading ramp.
  • Tie rails. As standard most luton vans come with a single row of tie rails. More can be added but its cheaper and faster for the customer to sort this themselves after delivery on a stock luton. Typically its £100 per row at any luton builder in the UK. Its quite often impossible to send a luton back to the manufacturer for small extras to be done in a resonable timeframe.
  • Some customer go for whats named a low loader luton van. The difference is that the chassis accomodates the wheels either side of the the floorplan so loading is easier. You dont normally need a tail lift then
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