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Toyota announces five-year warranty for LCVs as Proace debuts at CV Show

The new package will be offered with the new-generation Proace Van and the all-new Hilux pick-up, and provides cover for five years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, with no mileage limitation for the first year. It mirrors the warranty that is currently provided for Toyota’s UK passenger vehicle range.

David Hilbert, Toyota GB general manager vehicle marketing, said: “Our decision to increase the warranty cover to five years reflects the faith we have in our all-new LCV range to perform superbly, and our commitment to giving our customers a great deal.

“We are proud of the reputation our vehicles have for long-lasting and hard-wearing quality, put to the test in extreme conditions around the world. By increasing the warranty protection, we can give owners even greater peace of mind and help protect the investment they have made in their vehicle through lower ownership costs and potentially improved residual values.”

Toyota also took the wraps off its new Proace Van, which is scheduled to go on sale later this year and will include three body sizes, two wheelbase lengths and a variety of formats, including (for the first time) a platform cab for bespoke vehicle bodies.

The line-up includes the new Proace Van Compact, which will offer the load capacity of a medium duty model, within the footprint of a car-derived van.

The Proace will be available with a new Smart Cargo system. This combines an opening front bulkhead and a mechanism to raise the front passenger seat, said to provide class-leading capability for accommodating longer items.

Payloads will extend up to 1.4 tonnes and powertrains will feature 1.6 and 2.0-litre turbodiesel engines, with a power range from 95 to 122bhp.

The Proace Van will available in panel van, crew cab and nine-seat combi versions and as a platform cab.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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