Price drop for Vauxhall Movano van

The second generation of the light commercial vehicle is being released in Vauxhall’s newest entry-level specification trim level, Expression. The Expression model will bring the starting price of the Movano down by £1,400 to £20,225.

Vauxhall is focusing heavily on the commercial vehicle market, and is offering up to £1,400 worth of free equipment as part of a launch pack, including air conditioning, alarm and Bluetooth.

The new-look Movano panel van comes in 29 versions consisting of four vehicle lengths, three roof heights and doublecab, platform, chassis and crew cab models.

The best in class storage space has been expanded in the second generation Movano to 17 cubic metres, and the addition of rear-wheel drive models has increased weight range up to 4.5 tonnes.

Vauxhall has introduced four variations of a 2.3CDTi common-rail diesel engine in 100, 125 and 146 outputs. All of the engine options emit less CO2 than previous versions, says Vauxhall.

The manufacturer is aiming to double the annual sales volume of the Movano with the launch of the new model.

Duncan Aldred, Managing Director Vauxhall Motors, said: "The new Movano plays a key role in our sales plans for 2010. We believe that with its combination of a wide selection of variants and low operating and maintenance costs, the new Movano has what it takes to establish itself at the top of the light commercial vehicle segment."

The British-built Movano is produced in the Luton plant alongside the Vivaro van, one of three Vauxhall UK facilities.

The Movano, available to order now, starts at £20,225. Optional construction, lighting, office and comfort equipment packs are available, with more set to be introduced later in 2010.