New sat-nav system to strengthen value of Citroen Relay

Residual values of the Citroen Relay are set to be strengthened with the introduction of an upgraded satellite navigation system, the manufacturer has said.

According to Citroen, its Relay van range was the first to be fitted with satellite navigation and stolen vehicle tracking as standard last year, setting the pace in the UK market.

The model’s navigation facility has now been upgraded, with a removable touchscreen installed and a new colour scheme that matches the Relay’s dash lighting.

"The new removable touchscreen adds many new, driver-convenient features," said Robert Handyside, Citroen’s commercial vehicle operations manager.

"Also, with satellite navigation being such a desirable feature the removable screen facility has now been specified to provide additional security."

Having a modern sat-nav system installed will increase the residual value of the Relay, Citroen states, as well as improving its worth on a first-hand basis, seeing as some van manufacturers charge up to £2,000 for sat-nav facilities.

Among the other improvements to the technology is a quick postcode entry system, an enlarged memory for favourite addresses, which can store up to 20 destinations, and a function that will warn drivers of their proximity to a congestion charge zone.

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