Vauxhall’s new Vivaro van has received its world premiere at the CV Show ahead of its arrival this summer and next year’s launch of the battery electric version.
Based on PSA’s EMP2 platform, the third-generation Vivaro – which is already open for orders – is available in two lengths (L1H1 4.95m and L2H1 5.30m). Body styles include panel van, doublecab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis, while the FlexCargo system brings a claimed 21% increased in cargo length compared to the market leader while a payload of up to 1,489kg is also a segment best.
Part of the PACE! strategic plan revealed following PSA’s acquisition of Vauxhall, the Vivaro will play a vital role in securing the future for Vauxhall’s Luton plant, with investment in the new vehicle to help increase the plant’s production capacity to 100,000 units per year.
The electric model will also fall in line with the PACE! Focus on electrifying the brand when it launches next year.
In the meantime, the Vivaro will be offered with an 100hp 100PS 1.5-litre engine that, in standard wheelbase form, provisionally brings 22% lower emissions than the sector best with a 16% rise in mpg. The same engine with 120hp – again, provisionally – has 27% fewer emissions and achieves 57.6mpg – 14% higher than the market leader.
The Vivaro will be available in three trim levels – Edition, Sportive and Elite – with prices in the UK starting from £22,918.33 excluding VAT. Standard kit sees the debut of dual side sliding door, driver/passenger airbags and cruise control with speed limiter.
Meanwhile the Sportive also gains extra kit including body-coloured mirrors, handles and body side moulds, alarm, auto lights and wipers, acoustic windscreen and thickened side glazing.
The top-of-the range Elite model bring latest safety technology as standard including lane departure warning, speed limit information, intelligent speed adaptation, driver attention alert level three and blind spot detection.
Also on the Vauxhall stand at the CV Show is the Combo Cargo, which makes its UK show debut hot on the heels of scoring the 2019 International Van of the Year title along with its PSA siblings.
Available to order now priced from £16,968.33 excluding VAT, the Combo Cargo is based on an all-new architecture and is offered in a selection of variants, including short wheelbase and long wheelbase with a crew van available later this year. It can carry a load volume of up to 4.4m3 and a payload of up to a tonne. Longer items up to 3440mm, such as pipes and ladders, can be stored safely and securely, thanks to the rear swing doors and FlexCargo load-through hatch.
Vauxhall is also using the CV Show to display a Movano van mounted with a Hawk VZ135 VZ135 reverse articulated ‘cherry picker’ that enables a maximum working height of 13.7m.