The tie-up with PSA will be loaded with active safety technology, and is focused on growing Toyota's light-commercial sales in Europe.

The mid-sized Toyota ProAce van will get a smaller brother in Europe, thanks to a tie-up with PSA Group.

Meet the ProAce City, a compact re-skinned brother to the Citroen Berlingo. Toyota is chasing 900,000 light-commercial vehicle sales in Europe by 2021, and this van will play an important role.

There are two different lengths offered – 4.4m and 4.7m – and the range of body styles on offer is typically diverse. Three front seats, panelled or glass windows, a crew-cab option on the longer body... whatever you want to carry, Toyota has tried to create a van for it.

Passenger versions come with five or seven seats, and are available in the short and long-bodied guises.

A choice of petrol and diesel engines will be offered, mated with five- or six-speed manual transmissions, or an eight-speed automatic. Power outputs range from 56kW to 97kW.

Active safety features will include autonomous emergency braking, road sign assist, lane-keep assist, cruise control and driver fatigue warning. Automatic high beam, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control will be available as part of a more expensive safety package.

Inside, there's an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, navigation, and a system designed to warn owners when they've reached 90% of their vehicle's payload.

You also get a surround-view camera and reversing camera, ideal for touch parking your white van in a loading zone. Not that we like stereotyping here.

There's a head-up display, and the rear-view mirror is supplemented with two rear-facing cameras feeding information to a five-inch display. When the van is fully-loaded, the cameras can still send a clear view of the road behind to the driver.

Australia

"While we are always reviewing our model line-up, at this stage we have no plans to introduce the Toyota ProAce into Australia," a Toyota spokesperson said.

"We already offer the Toyota HiAce in the van segment and it has been one of our most popular commercial vehicles to date."