The Shyft Group’s Utilimaster's Velocity R2 walk-in van provides the comfort and agility of a cargo van with the cargo space and access of a walk-in van, improving the driver experience, and optimizing delivery speed. Vehicle prototypes have already undergone the customer testing process, and production on a parcel delivery customer order of more than 2,500 units is expected to be completed later this year.
The Velocity R2 van, built on the modern Ram ProMaster cutaway chassis, is engineered with drivability, fuel efficiency, and payload capacity in mind. Its work-driven design results from decades of engineering and ergonomics studies conducted to improve the efficiency and usability of walk-in vans and cargo van upfits for vocational fleets in the parcel, linen, food and beverage,and pharmaceutical delivery segments. Its Class 2, under 10,000 lb. GVWR designation makes the R2 the ideal option for many delivery fleets because it allows fleet managers to avoid costly DOT requirements associated with heavier vehicles, does not require a commercial driver’s license, and takes advantage of superior flexibility, given the ease of navigating urban streets.
Exterior rivets have been eliminated to provide fleet owners a seamless canvas for marketing logos, and the cargo area features both fixed and foldable shelves that ensure packages are delivered securely to customers. Large bulkhead and passenger doors provide greater access for even faster deliveries, and the rear storage area’s low step-in height maximizes efficiency when entering and exiting.
The van is equipped with the latest in driver-centric safety technology, including a 360-degree camera system, HD monitor, and back-up sensors and alarms. The R2 is available in a 12-ft. body with 610 cu.-ft. of storage and 2,500 lbs. of payload.