The new British-built Vauxhall Vivaro is coming – more practical, more efficient and more appealing than ever before.
The second generation combines the functionality of a light commercial vehicle and the benefits of an office on wheels with the comfort and design appeal of a passenger car. Its predecessor is already a popular and enduring player in the European light commercial vehicle market, with almost 600,000 units built since its market launch in 2001.
With around 50,000 vehicles sold per year, the Vivaro currently accounts for around ten percent of sales in its segment (Van D), making it the top performer in Vauxhall/Opel’s LCV portfolio.
Now the new, second generation Vivaro, coming to market this summer, is set to continue building on this success.
It has everything it takes to succeed: its diverse variants are now longer, enabling increased load capacity, and its cabin features state-of-the-art IntelliLink infotainment technology with user-friendly navigation, as well as equipment details which quickly and easily transform it into a mobile office. The new Vivaro is also extremely economical: under its bonnet are all-new turbo diesel engines which offer reduced fuel consumption as low as 49.5mpg, with CO2 emissions down to 149g/km (preliminary data) – best-in-class values that also impact favourably on owners’ wallets as well as the environment.
“The Vivaro is in a fiercely competitive market, and today’s customers require more from a light commercial vehicle than ever before,” said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “The British-built Vivaro looks set to further strengthen our position in the light commercial vehicle market.”
Two diesels, four output levels: Newest turbo technology for the Vivaro
Advanced propulsion technology makes the new Vivaro an economical and powerful all-purpose van. Two all-new turbo diesels, offering a choice of four output levels, ensure fast acceleration even when the Vivaro is fully loaded. The engine portfolio comprises a 1.6 CDTi with 90PS and 115PS, as well as the sophisticated 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi with sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system giving 120PS and 140PS. Featuring twin turbochargers, this engine combines excellent performance with high fuel economy. The new turbo diesel units’ fuel consumption decreases in the combined cycle by over one litre, with the BiTurbo’s dipping to as low as 49.5mpg with 149g/km CO2 emissions (preliminary data). This gives Vauxhall’s new all-purpose van best-in-class economy. And for those who want even more, a special ‘eco’ driving mode can be activated to deliver still greater fuel savings.
The new Vivaro also provides plenty of power. From just 1,500rpm, the 120PS BiTurbo generates impressive maximum torque of 320Nm, while the 140PS variant delivers 340Nm.
Extensively equipped model range
The new Vivaro range comes with a high level of standard equipment, providing the market with a great value-for-money vehicle.
The panel van comes in two equipment levels: Vivaro and Sportive. The Sportive variant includes colour-coded bumpers and exterior mouldings, LED Daytime Running Lamps, front fog lamps and an up-level chrome-accented grille to the Edition trim, providing customers with an excellent first impression of your business. Inside, the dark carbon dashboard matches the leather-trimmed steering wheel and chrome-effect accents applied to instruments, the gear shifter, cabin door release and speaker that blend together to give a more prestigious cabin environment.
Seats are trimmed in the embossed Tricess fabric and the office bench seat and Flexcargo Bulkhead are standard for increased functionality. Standard air conditioning, a double DIN tuner/CD, cruise control, and Park Pilot complete the package.
The Combi variant provides seating for eight passengers in three rows with sufficient load space for luggage, accessed by a tailgate.
The popular Double Cab provides cabin accommodation for the driver and up to five passengers with a strong bulkhead to ensure secure separation between the passenger and load compartments. Available in two versions, the base option offers comfortable seating in the second row for up to three passengers with the up-level version adding full height side trims with integrated storage, ISOFIX mounting points, centre armrests and under-seat storage.