Vauxhall to showcase Vivaro Surf Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show
The Vivaro Surf Concept can accommodate five to six passengers (depending on the seating configuration) along with sport and fitness equipment, thanks to its separate cargo area of 3.2m3 – or 4.0m3 for the long wheelbase version. It also offers a total permissible weight of up to one tonne.
Other practical features include automatic door and tailgate operation with the Keyless Open system and a newly-developed rail system for the floor of the cargo area. In addition, the entire width under the second row of seats is used for a storage box that can hold small items. On the roof, the Surf Concept has a special surfboard bracket.
Bespoke design features include shiny copper-brown paintwork and customised Irmscher alloys while the interior, fitted by the specialists from Snoeks Automotive, features blue lighting in the sidewalls and the roof liner.
The concept is powered by a 140hp 1.6-litre CDTi BiTurbo engine, which offers 340Nm of torque and a top speed of 112mph. The ecoFLEX version with Start/Stop achieves 46.31mpg, which is equivalent to 160g/km (preliminary values).
The Surf Concept also brings bespoke suspension with the air suspension at the rear axle bring a more a comfortable ride while shortened springs reduce the vehicles height by around 7cm to 1.80m.
Vauxhall said the model could soon go into production as a “Limited Edition”.