One of the best selling Luton vans in the UK is the Citroen Relay Luton van. This is because it is one of the most affordable and Citroen have a Ready to Run conversion range with a number of different options to ensure you have the exact vehicle you need.
The Citroen Relay Luton van is an ideal chassis cab conversion for those who shift high capacity loads of small weight. This is why these vehicles tend to be the go to choice for removal companies.
Citroen have converted Lutons ready to go but if the exact vehicle you need isn’t available, we can factory order but it may take a little longer.
If you’re after the standard Citroen Relay van, then we do that, too.
Smaller Citroen vans are also available in the Citroen Berlingo and Citroen Dispatch.
Citroen Relay Luton conversions
You can get a comprehensive idea of the options and conversions available on the Citroen here.
Citroen Relay Luton Van
The standard Luton conversion adds an aerodynamic 4-metre box to the back of a Citroen Relay chassis cab. You can store and secure large amounts of cargo using tie rails and load locks.
Load space is either 16 m³ in the the L3 wheelbase or 20 m³ in the L4 wheelbase. You can get a tailgate to make loading easier but this reduce payload. These days 9/10 vehicles are converted before we even see them unlike the old days where we did it all. This means you get a three year guarantee
To get the largest possible load space, opt for the low loader option – this provides a capacity of 22m³. It is easier to load and unload, even without a tailgate so you can get a larger payload too.
You can get access to either side of the Citroen Relay Luton, as well as through the rear with the curtainside option. Made out of heavy duty PVC curtains, you can draw back the sides to get full access to the back of your van.
Low enough to get clearance for a forklift, loading and unloading is easy and straightforward with a curtainside.
If the Citroen Relay isn’t the Luton you’re looking for, we have a range of Luton vans to choose from at Swiss Vans.
How much does a Citroen Relay Luton van cost?
In short, it depends on the exact vehicle you opt for. There are a number of different options to choose from which determine the exact price of your Citroen Relay Luton van. Give our sales team a call, tell them exactly the vehicle you’re looking for.
Tail Lifts All of these vans can come with an optional 500 KG tai lift for £1700 + VAT – New Euro 6-2 Models for 2020 – 3 Year 100,000 mile guarantee – Overside wing mirrors – Dell tali lifts are often used and reduce the payload by roughly 150 KG
Engines – 130 & 150 Diesel engines. Same engine with a factory remap. Sizes L3 – short of 3.5 M Load length L4 – Just over 4 M Load length Based on Citroens own conversions We can bespoke build if you are patient some will require a DVLA inspection that requires a fee upfront and often extended waiting times if their busy. Popular Options Aircon Pioneer Stereo with CarPlay Reversing cameras
Luton Van Facts
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
7 Ways Of Van Finance
Most of our competitors tend to be leasing franchises that all sell the same “specials” that tend to be basic vans purchased at the same time by the hundred. Often the vans you are offered have sat around a while. They tend to prefer contract hire as it locks you into them for some time. We work via banks rather than by these franchises so we are not as tied in so can offer more of an array of van finance deals. This is why our vans are fresher and deals better. There is no leasing franchise taking a cut. All methods are tax deductible. All methods you should really have GAP Insurance Policy in case the vehicle is written off. Many commercial insurance policies will not pay new for old.
Hire purchase – VAT down or VAT deferred . HP is a great way to actually buy a van. If your VAT registered claim the whole VAT amount back within three months. Click Here.
Contract Hire – This is more popular on cars than vans. Many customers think there is no credit check but there is. Its better for large fleets and doesn’t offer any advantage for less than fleets of 10. If you want to change over 10 vehicles in one go and they are basic then please get in touch. Click here for contract hire.
Lease purchase. Not always the best deal as some manufacturers offer discounts that cannot be used on lease purchase. Its just like HP but with a final payment and once it’s paid you get automatic ownership. It’s better once again for VAT registered businesses especially if you want a T6.1 for example to keep at the end and convert to a motorhome. Sometimes a pre registered van is cheaper. Click here
Finance Lease – By far the most popular method as it attracts the lowest payments . It’s gets the largest discounts from manufacturers same as contract hire. However you can fit accessories many of which you cant n contract hire
Operational Lease – Is just like finance lease however you can hand back the vehicle at the end. Some of our Mercedes vans are like this
Asset Finance – We can finance many products not just vans
Credit Limit – Pre approve your van purchases 90 days in advance. Useful for example if you have a contract tender.
If you write a vehicle off in say year one the insurance company may well pay you less than the settlement value. Thus through no fault of your own you may need to buy a older cheaper van to reach the same monthly payment. Click Here to buy a GAP Policy