2021 Citroen e-SpaceTourer XL model joins range

Buyers can now order a Citroen e-SpaceTourer in M and XL sizes with up to nine seats

  • Both M and XL models offer 143-mile range and 100kW fast charging
  • Available with five to nine seats
  • Two trim levels available starting from £31,995 after the PiCG

The Citroen e-SpaceTourer range has been updated for 2021 with the introduction of a new larger, ‘XL’ version alongside the regular ‘M’ model. The e-SpaceTourer is an electric version of the Citroen SpaceTourer MPV, which itself is based on the Citroen Dispatch cargo van.

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Thanks to its van-based origins, the e-Spacetourer offers a huge amount of interior space. It can manage a range of up to 143 miles and is on sale now, with prices starting from £31,995 for the M model after the plug-in car grant (PiCG) has been applied.

2021 Citroen e-SpaceTourer: prices and specifications

The e-SpaceTourer lineup now follows that of the diesel version, with an extended XL version available alongside a regular M model. The XL variant is 5.3m long with 3,100 litres of load space, while the M model is 4.96m long and offers 2,550 litres of storage capacity. Both versions have the same 3.27m wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear wheels).

Two different trim levels are offered for private and business customers. The ‘Business’ trim level is aimed at private hire companies and chauffeurs, and offers up to nine seats. After the £2,500 plug-in car grant deduction, the Business trim starts at £31,995 in M spec, rising to £32,495 for the larger XL model.

The Business trim features air conditioning and a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There’s also plenty of safety technology available, including cruise control and driver fatigue monitoring. Owners can also download the MyCitroen app for remote features, including the ability to precondition the cabin temperature before starting a journey.

The range-topping Flair trim gets eight seats and is aimed at family drivers. It has leather-trimmed seats, plus heating and a massage function for the front seats. It also gets Citroen Connect Nav with real time traffic alerts. The standard safety equipment is also bolstered with the addition of the Citroen Connect Box system, which automatically alerts emergency services in the event of an accident. Programmable cruise control, a speed limiter, a head-up display and blind spot monitoring are also standard.

Flair models are marked out by 17-inch alloy wheels, body-colour painted door handles with chrome trim and a panoramic glass roof. Thanks to the more extensive equipment list, the Flair trim costs a lot more to buy, with the M model starting from £47,495, rising to £48,335 for the larger XL version.

The e-SpaceTourer’s ‘EMP2’ platform means the batteries are stowed under the floor, so passenger and luggage space is unaffected. Citroen claims a boot space figure of 2,381 litres with five seats in place. Its 1.9-metre height means it fits into most car parks.

Performance, range and charging

Like the rebadged Peugeot e-Traveller and Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life, both versions of the e-SpaceTourer are powered by a 50kWh battery. It’s the same size as the battery fitted in the Peugeot e-2008 but the SpaceTourer’s bulk means the range is a little lower, at 143 miles.

Straight-line performance isn’t as nippy as we’ve come to expect from electric cars, with both models taking around 13 seconds to get from 0-62mph. The top speed is 80mph.

The e-SpaceTourer gets 100kW fast charging as standard, so topping up the battery can be done relatively quickly. Plug in to a compatible charger and the battery will reach 80% capacity in around 30 minutes. You can also charge it from a public or private wallbox, which fully recharges the battery in around 7.5 hours.

See where the SpaceTourer’s rival, the Peugeot Traveller, fits on our list of cars with the biggest boots.

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