Vauxhall Unveils All-New Vivaro

Vauxhall Unveils All-New Vivaro

Vauxhall has revealed the all-new Vivaro van, heralding a bright future for the company’s Luton plant where the vehicle was built.

Arriving in Vauxhall showrooms this summer, the third generation Vivaro medium van is based on a state-of-the-art platform and is available in two lengths (L1H1 4.95m and L2H1 5.30m).

Priced from £21,240 excluding VAT, the Vivaro will be available in three trim levels: Edition, Sportive and Elite. Body styles include panel van, doublecab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis.

Dual Side Sliding Door, Driver/Passenger Airbags and Cruise Control with speed-limiter are all available as standard on Vivaro for the first time.

Also, the Sportive models are higher specification that 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 features the latest safety technology as standard, including Lane Departure Warning, Speed Limit Information, Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Driver Attention Alert Three and Blind Spot Detection.

The Vivaro will help secure 1,250 jobs at its manufacturing plant in Luton. Investment in the new vehicle will help increase the plant’s production capacity to 100,000 units per year.

It will celebrate its world premiere at the CV Show in Birmingham on April 30th, 2019.

Payload, capacity and flexibility

With a maximum cargo capacity of 6.6m3, the new Vivaro has a payload of up to 1,400kg, 200kg more than its predecessor. The same applies to towing weights: 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 FlexCargo, 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.

Automatic side sliding doors are also available for the first time on Vivaro. A foot movement towards the sensors on the vehicle is all that is needed to open the door.

Stability and safety on a variety of slippery surfaces – mud, sand or snow – is provided by the advanced IntelliGrip traction control system (optional) including the work-site set-up comprising higher ground clearance and underbody protection.

Driver assistance systems and connectivity

The Vivaro is available with a Head Up Display so that drivers can see all important information and keep their eyes on the road. The additional front-camera and radar-based systems include:

  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Drowsiness Alert, which advises the driver to take a break after two hours of non-stop driving, or by monitoring the rider behaviour, warns of drowsiness via visual and acoustic signals
  • Adaptive Cruise Control, which adjusts the speed according to that of the preceding vehicle, without actively braking
  • Forward Collision Alert, which gives a two-level warning of a potential front impact
  • Automatic Emergency Braking, which can avoid a crash or reduce its effects

It features ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear aprons. They warn the driver of obstacles when parking and monitor the side blind spot.

Depending on the equipment level, the rear-view camera image is displayed either in the interior mirror or on the seven-inch display.

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.

A multitude of seating adjustments, some of them electric, including lumbar support and armrest, mean the driver-oriented cockpit is as comfortable as that of a passenger car.

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