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Vauxhall reveals Luton-built Vivaro van

Vauxhall has unveiled its new Vivaro van, which will arrive in showrooms from late summer with an electric version due 2020.

2019 Vauxhall Vivaro Panel Van

Priced from £21,240 excluding VAT, the third-generation van will be built at Vauxhall’s Luton plant, helping to safeguard 1,250 jobs. Investment in the new vehicle will help increase the plant’s production capacity to 100,000 units per year.

Making its world premiere at the CV Show in Birmingham on 30 April 2019, the Vivaro will be based on PSA Group’s EMP2 platform and available in two lengths (4.95m and 5.30m) and body styles including panel van, double cab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis. It brings a payload of up to 1,400kg, 200kg more than its predecessor, while the maximum trailer load is 2,500kg, 500kg more than the outgoing model.

Objects up to 4.02m long can be stowed securely in the 5.30m version thanks to Flex Cargo, an optional load-through flap under the front passenger seat. Adding to its office on wheels credentials, the FlexCargo also allows the back of the middle seat to fold down to become a table for documents, a notebook or a tablet.

Three trim levels will be on offer – Edition, Sportive and Elite – bringing standard kit that includes a dual side sliding door, driver/passenger airbags and cruise control with speed-limiter for the first time.

Mid-range Sportive models are priced from £24,140 and also bring higher specification than the outgoing model with standard equipment 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 is priced from £25,540 and features the latest safety technology as standard including Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Information, Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Driver Attention Alert Level Three and Blind Spot Detection.

Engine line-up is yet to be announced but the brand has said it’ll offer an electric model in 2020 in line with its EV commitments in the post-takeover PACE! performance plan.

Technologies include the optional IntelliGrip traction control, a Head Up Display, Lane Keep Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Drowsiness Alert, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Alert and Automatic Emergency Braking. The Multimedia and Multimedia Navi infotainment systems come with a large seven-inch touchscreen. Both feature phone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Multimedia Navi additionally features European navigation with 3D view.

Order books for the new Vauxhall Vivaro open in February.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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