Industry News: All new UK built Vauxhall Vivaro debuts at the C.V Show

Mike Humble / Vauxhall Motors

Fresh new styling and new engines - The Luton built Vivaro is launched this week at Birmingham's C.V Show.
Fresh new styling and new engines – The Luton built Vivaro is launched this week at Birmingham’s C.V Show.

Vauxhall’s new Vivaro van was unveiled yesterday at the Commercial Vehicle Show (29 April to 1 May), with panel van and double cab styles on display to visitors.

The new Vivaro, says Vauxhall, combines the functionality of a light commercial vehicle with the comfort of a passenger car and includes technology such as a laptop holder and Intellilink ‘infotainment’ system.

Variants include two lengths and heights, giving increased load capacity, and new turbo diesel engines.

These are the 1.6CDTi (90 or 115bhp) and the 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi (120 or 140bhp), which has sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system, delivering fuel consumption of up to 49.5mpg with 149g/km CO2.

An optional ‘eco’ driving mode can also be activated to further improve fuel performance.

At 1,500 rpm, the 120bhp BiTurbo generates maximum torque of 320Nm and the 140bhp version delivers 340Nm.

The new Vivaro is built at Vauxhall’s Luton plant, which has seen a €200 million investment to bring the new model to production.

Also debuting at the event this week are the Combo L2H2, and 4×4 and parcel van conversions of the Movano.

– See more at: http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-news/vauxhalls-new-vivaro-unveiled-at-commercial-vehicle-show/61174/#sthash.kV0Y37ff.dpuf

Vauxhall’s new Vivaro van was unveiled this week at the Commercial Vehicle Show, with panel van and double cab styles on display to visitors.

The new Vivaro, says Vauxhall, combines the functionality of a light commercial vehicle with the comfort of a passenger car and includes technology such as a laptop holder and Intellilink ‘infotainment’ system.

Variants include two lengths and heights, giving increased load capacity, and new turbo diesel engines.

These are the 1.6CDTi (90 or 115bhp) and the 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi (120 or 140bhp), which has sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system, delivering fuel consumption of up to 49.5mpg with 149g/km CO2.

An optional ‘eco’ driving mode can also be activated to further improve fuel performance.

At 1,500 rpm, the 120bhp BiTurbo generates maximum torque of 320Nm and the 140bhp version delivers 340Nm.

The new Vivaro is built at Vauxhall’s Luton plant, which has seen a €200 million investment to bring the new model to production.

Also debuting at the event this week are the Combo L2H2, and 4×4 and parcel van conversions of the Movano.

Vauxhall has given the new Vivaro a larger, more prominent front grille with redesigned front light clusters and a range of new engines. A ‘blade’ crease line runs from the side mirrors to the rear wheel arches – something Vauxhall says is reminiscent of the lines found on its Insignia and Astra GTC models.

Power in the new Vivaro comes from either a turbocharged 1.6-litre CDTi in either 89bhp or 113bhp outputs, or a twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre BiTurbo CDTi with either 118bhp or 138bhp.

The new Vivaro is 216mm longer than its predecessor and is available in two different lengths and heights. Available body styles include panel van, Combi and double cab. Two trim levels are offered, dubbed Vivaro and Sportive.

Also breaking cover at the CV show will be the Vivaro’s sister car, the third-generation Renault Trafic. Like the Vivaro, the Trafic gets a new corporate style with a larger front grille and Renault badging, and the same range of 1.6-litre turbodiesel engines.

Both vans are to go on sale this summer

Vauxhall’s new Vivaro van was unveiled yesterday at the Commercial Vehicle Show (29 April to 1 May), with panel van and double cab styles on display to visitors.

The new Vivaro, says Vauxhall, combines the functionality of a light commercial vehicle with the comfort of a passenger car and includes technology such as a laptop holder and Intellilink ‘infotainment’ system.

Variants include two lengths and heights, giving increased load capacity, and new turbo diesel engines.

These are the 1.6CDTi (90 or 115bhp) and the 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi (120 or 140bhp), which has sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system, delivering fuel consumption of up to 49.5mpg with 149g/km CO2.

An optional ‘eco’ driving mode can also be activated to further improve fuel performance.

At 1,500 rpm, the 120bhp BiTurbo generates maximum torque of 320Nm and the 140bhp version delivers 340Nm.

The new Vivaro is built at Vauxhall’s Luton plant, which has seen a €200 million investment to bring the new model to production.

Also debuting at the event this week are the Combo L2H2, and 4×4 and parcel van conversions of the Movano.

– See more at: http://www.transportengineer.org.uk/transport-engineer-news/vauxhalls-new-vivaro-unveiled-at-commercial-vehicle-show/61174/#sthash.kV0Y37ff.dpuf


One thought on “Industry News: All new UK built Vauxhall Vivaro debuts at the C.V Show

  1. From what I saw of them, quality seems to have taken a big step in the right direction. When you do the standard open door-shut door test they also sound like cars, which is baffling.

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