The new Vauxhall Vivaro combines the functionality of a light commercial vehicle with the comfort and design flair of a passenger car. Coming to market this summer, the second generation of Vauxhall’s best-seller delivers an impressive ‘wow’ factor by bringing Vauxhall’s award-winning ‘sculptural artistry meets technical precision’ design philosophy to the light commercial vehicle segment for the first time.
Complementing its new, eye-catching looks are state-of-the-art technologies and many practical, innovative features, both under the bonnet – diesel engines ensure strong pulling power with advanced BiTurbo propulsion – and in the cabin, making the Vivaro an extremely attractive competitor in this key vehicle class.
Approximately 500,000 vehicles are sold annually in West and Central Europe in this segment, with the Vivaro accounting for nearly ten per cent of this total.
“The second generation Vauxhall Vivaro distinguishes itself with its superb practicality and quality. After 13 successful years on the market, we wanted to make the new Vivaro’s packaging even more attractive while raising the standard of its core capabilities,” says Mark Adams, Vauxhall Design Vice President. “The new Vivaro showcases Sculptural Artistry and technical precision with sweeping sculptural design accents, bold proportions and premium accents. This gives it a sharpened and more refined character, making it the ideal mobile business card.”
Simply unmistakable: New Vauxhall Vivaro is robust yet elegant
The new Vauxhall Vivaro’s exterior is now even more elegant and modern. With a large, prominent grille, distinctive headlamps and the flowing blade side feature from Vauxhall’s multi-award-winning design language, it includes the characteristic forms of the brand’s passenger car models.
The headlamps are executed in high-gloss black mouldings with embedded chrome accents that enhance their jewel-like effect. The daytime running lights come with signature Vauxhall wing graphic design and modern, crisp LED technology, giving the Vivaro an unmistakable look. In all its elegance, with its wide face and clean, practical rear, the Vivaro clearly communicates the robustness that customers demand from the van during its everyday use. Its side design brings sculptural artistry to the van segment, with the signature Vauxhall blade feature flowing from under the side mirrors back to the rear wheel-arches in the same style found on the Insignia family and Astra GTC models.
Depending on how the new Vivaro is to be used – as a robust van or a comfortable large-capacity combi – customers can choose between two body design trim levels.
The Vivaro variant (first trim level) is strong and practical with the front bumper, grille, side mirror housings and the vertical rear mouldings presented in a durable, black textured plastic material. For the Sportive trim level all body elements including the front bumper, side mouldings, vertical rear bumper corners and the side mirrors are painted in the vehicle’s body colour and the grille has chrome accents.
The new Vivaro colour palette comprises eleven standard colours, with five solid and six two-coat metallic finishes. Right from market launch, further specific colours will be available for special-use vehicles. So customers can order their new Vivaro in the perfect outfit for every business and commercial need.
Four-way practicality: Vivaro with two lengths, two roof heights and even more room
The versatile Vivaro is the right vehicle for almost every customer need. The new edition continues the successful concept of diverse variants and is available in various configurations in two overall lengths and two heights as a panel van, Combi and double cab. In fact, the new Vivaro is now even more suitable for transport needs than its predecessor, because in both lengths – 4,998 and 5,398 mm – it is 216 mm longer, for cargo and occupants.
Two diesels: Newest turbo technology for the Vivaro
The new Vivaro is an all-round, heavy-duty workhorse thanks to its modern powertrain technology. It comes with two all-new turbo diesel engines: a 1.6 CDTi, as well as an advanced 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi with sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system. Powered by two turbochargers working together, this engine combines excellent performance with high fuel economy. Combined cycle fuel consumption of 47mpg (preliminary data) with the new turbo diesel units is considerably improved. This gives the new edition of Vauxhall’s successful all-rounder top value in its vehicle class.
All the new Vauxhall Vivaro’s standard roof variants are built at the Luton plant in England. Different versions of Vauxhall/Opel’s LCV bestseller developed together with Renault, have been rolling off the assembly line there since 2001. To date, over 900,000 units have been produced. In 2009, a vehicle conversion centre for specialist variants, such as platform cabs, was also opened at the plant, which will further expand its manufacturing activities with the new generation Vivaro. This will enable ex-works delivery of the new Vivaro in many conversions, enlarging the field of Vivaro capabilities for very specific professional uses. Of course, all vehicle modifications meet stringent Vauxhall quality standards.