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New British-built Vivaro aims to shake-up medium van segment

14 April 2014 #CV Sector #News #Sales #Van

VX_14044News from Vauxhall: 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 (LCV), 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 LCV market, with almost 600,000 units built since its market launch in 2001.

With around 50,000 vehicles sold each year, the Vivaro currently accounts for around ten percent of sales in its segment (Van D), making it the top performer in Vauxhall’s and Opel’s LCV portfolio. The new, second generation Vivaro is set to continue building on this success.

It has everything it takes to succeed: with its 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, with an all-new turbo diesel engine range which offer reduced fuel consumption as low as 49.5mpg, with carbon dioxide emissions down to 149g/km.

“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 of Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles.

“The British-built Vivaro looks set to further strengthen our position in the light commercial vehicle market.”

Advanced propulsion technology makes the new Vivaro an economical and powerful all-purpose van. The all-new turbo diesels 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 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.

The cockpit in the new Vivaro is designed to provide a modern, mobile workspace. Customers can choose comfort seats with lumbar support that are adjustable for both length and height. All key functions in the cockpit are now positioned in line of sight and within optimal reach, ensuring exemplary ergonomics. These include practical details such as the centre front seat, which can be quickly and easily transformed into a small desk to hold a laptop. Work or other everyday items can be stowed in spaces above the infotainment system on the centre console, or in a drawer under the front passenger seat with 42 litres of storage volume.

The Vivaro now offers optimum onboard connectivity via Vauxhall’s IntelliLink infotainment system, which includes a seven-inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth telephone connectivity, audio streaming and advanced navigation functions with maps that can be simply updated by USB download. Equipment features such as automatic climate control and a Keyless Open & Start system increase cabin comfort and ease of use.

The exterior is even more elegant and contemporary, with a large, prominent grille, distinctive headlamps and a flowing ‘blade’ side motif from Vauxhall’s multi-award-winning design language. The Daytime Running Lights come in a signature ‘wing’ graphic and are available with crisp LED technology, giving the Vivaro an unmistakable look. With its clean and practical rear design, the Vivaro clearly communicates the robustness that customers demand from a van during everyday use.

Vivaro customers can choose between three equipment/trim variants as well as 11 body colours. Right from market launch, further specific colours will be available for special-use vehicles, ensuring the new Vivaro comes in an outfit that’s perfect for every business and commercial need.

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