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The New Citroën Relay van has scooped two awards in the inaugural Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP) Van of the Year Awards 2015, along with its sister vehicles, Peugeot Boxer and Fiat Ducato. Citroën’s recently launched New Relay range was voted APMP Panel Van of the Year 2015 and took the top award in the LCV sector by winning the APMP Van of the Year 2015.

Members of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP), who represent over 45 publications, radio and TV outlets, gathered at Powerscourt Hotel and Resort, Wicklow earlier this week for their first official awards ceremony.

The APMP has amongst its ranks several experienced commercial vehicle journalists, including the current International Van of the Year Chairperson, Jarlath Sweeney, who noted that the new Relay was “major evolution”, while Gerry Murphy commented that the “functional improvements are impressive”. Tony Toner was impressed that the Relay “improved the driver's lot and that of the owner in equal measure”. Paul White described the new Relay as “very easy to drive strong list of options and safety equipment”, while Cathal Doyle commented that is was “the most refined offering yet”.

The New Relay’s key operational, financial and driver benefits, such highest in-class payloads, low whole-life costs including exceptional fuel economy and very low CO2 emissions, all appealed to the APMP awards judging panel.

The New Relay range includes panel vans available in 3.0, 3.3. 3.5 and 4.05 tonne gross vehicle weights, four lengths, a choice of three roof heights and two trim levels. The range, Citroën’s largest LCV model, also is available in chassis cab and chassis crew cab versions.
Speaking about the award, Frédéric Soulier, Managing Director, Citroën Motors Ireland, said, “Citroën is delighted to win two of the debut APMP awards – including the top LCV accolade. This APMP Van of the Year Award 2015 is a vote in confidence for the New Relay and will no doubt boost our performance in the Irish market.”