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Toyota Proace vans and people carriers get MY21 updates

The Toyota Proace van and MPV have been upgraded with new standard ‘Smart Cargo’ and improved driver convenience.

The addition of Smart Cargo features to the Active trim, makes this a standard feature across all Proace
The addition of Smart Cargo features to the Active trim, makes this a standard feature across all Proace

Toyota has introduced upgrades across its range of Proace medium-duty vans and Proace Verso MPVs, with ‘Smart Cargo’ now a standard feature on all versions. Proace Verso also gets satellite navigation and rear parking sensors as part of the MY21 revisions, which go on sale from mid-September with first customer deliveries expected from October.

Smart Cargo as standard

The Smart Cargo system was already standard on most Proace models, but now also comes with the entry-level Proace Active model. The system combines a load-through opening in the front bulkhead and a lift/folding function on the front passenger seat, to extend the maximum load length by 1,162mm and increase the van’s overall load volume by half a cubic metre.

The system also introduces an arm rest for the driver and passenger, adjustable lumbar support on the driver’s seat and a fold-out backrest section in the centre passenger seat which can serve as a desktop.

The Active model also gains manual air conditioning and all models now come with an alarm as standard.

Proace Verso and Combi

The nine-seat MY21 Proace Verso Shuttle gets sat nav as standard, which means the feature is standard across the people carrying range. Meanwhile, the eight-seat Family grade model now gets rear parking sensors as standard too.

The Proace Combi now benefits from air conditioning and a new dark grey seat trim as standard.

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Written by Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.

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