Citroen “Ready to Run” conversions programme

Citroen “Ready to Run” conversions programme

Citroën understands that you require a vehicle to meet your specific business needs, that’s why the Ready to Run converted vehicle range has been introduced. Among one of the first LCV manufacturers to offer ready-bodied conversions within this pioneering programme, Citroën have added an array of robust and reliable models to the Ready to Run line-up.

Around a quarter of customers purchasing light commercial vehicles require specialist variations to cater for their individual needs, Citroën conversions include

  • Luton,
  • Box Body
  • Curtainside
  • Tipper
  • Dropside
  • Low-Floor Luton

Of which the first three listed above are being built by JC Payne. Each carrying a warranty that matches the base vehicle.

All Citroën converted vehicles are designed to meet European standards and are built on the Plus range of Relay 35 Chassis Cabs. A maximum gross weight of 3,500kg offers optimum practicality for all businesses, whether you need easy loading on site with a Dropside or Tipper, or need to move large goods with a Luton or Curtainside.

All conversions will be based on the Citroen Relay 35 chassis, powered by the 2.0 BlueHDi 160 S&S engine with six-speed manual transmission. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, an uprated battery and revised dual-leaf rear suspension with anti-roll bar.

So, why choose the Ready to Run range? Well, Citroën recognise the importance piece at mind plays in your vehicle selection. Therefore, Citroën Assistant comes free of charge for an entire year, operating 24 hours a day to provide you with rapid roadside assistance in the case of an emergency.

In addition to this, with 3 years/100,000 miles manufacturer warranty as standard on all Citroën converted vehicles, all you need to do is focus on the job in hand.


The Citroen Ready to Run Luton range is available with either the Relay 35 L3 or L4 Single Cab. All Luton bodies feature an aerodynamically designed pod above the Relay cab, reducing air drag while providing additional storage space in the body.

The body panels are constructed from high quality GRP for optimum strength, built on a robust galvanised steel frame. Alternatively, lightweight aluminium frames will provide up to 80kgs of additional payload.

Both the front bulkhead and side panels are fitted with internal kick strips to protect against damage. The interior features both load locking and tie-rail tracks for a range of load restraint options. Additional rows and layouts are available. The rear closure features a lightweight roller shutter door with locking handle.

Standard equipment for the Ready to Run Luton includes a 500kg capacity column tail lift, complete with dual controls to enable operation from inside or outside the vehicle. An interior light is provided, while external marker lights are also standard.


The Citroen Relay Ready to Run Curtainside also benefits from an aerodynamic Luton pod over the cab. The Curtainside body provides easy access to the load area from either side. Alternatively, the fully-opening barn doors provide rear access.

The Curtainside body is available with either the Relay 35 L3 or L4 Single Cab. The body provides a maximum payload of up to 965kgs (with a 17m3 volume) or a maximum volume of 20m3 with a 879kg payload. This enables up to six Euro-pallets to be carried.

Similar construction techniques for the Luton are used for the Curtainside body, with the same lightweight aluminium alternative, yielding up to 75-80kgs more in payload. The reinforced front bulkhead is equipped with a kick strip to guard against damage.

Load restraining equipment includes aluminium V-groove side raves with four pull-up hooks. Lashing rings, providing additional load restraint points are available as an option. The side apertures open to 2,080mm, to ease loading from either side. The body comes with an interior light and external side marker lights.

Box Body

The Citroen Relay Ready to Run Box body shares many of its construction features with the Luton and Curtainside, such as base and rear frame construction in galvanised steel, with a lightweight option for aluminium, which can increase payload by up to 80kgs.

The body is available with either the Citroen Relay 35 L3 or L4 Single Cab. Features include high-quality GRP panels to provide durable, lightweight construction. Inside, a kick strip guards against damage. The body provides a load volume of up to 20m3 and payloads up to 1,051kgs.

Standard load restraint equipment includes load locking and tie rail strips. Additional rows and other options are available.

The rear closure is a lightweight roller shutter door with locking handle. Load handling equipment includes a standard 500kg capacity column tail lift. Dual controls enable operation from both inside and outside the vehicle. Lighting equipment includes an interior light with external rear marker lights.