Vauxhall signs Combo fleet deal

The vans, all of which are fitted with Vauxhall’s 75bhp, 1.3-litre diesel engine, have been delivered to GVS Assist, suppliers of coffee machines and refrigerated display coolers.

The panel van was awarded the contract because of its reliability, quality and environmental credentials, according to GVS Assist.

The vans emit just 134g/km, meaning lower company tax for the company, which will use the vans to supply and maintain its machines across the UK.

All of the Vauxhall Combo vans are fitted with alarms, near sliding doors and a full height mesh bulkhead. In order to carry the heavy loads, suspension has been tweaked to allow for a maximum payload of 732kg.

Charlie Price, Marketing Executive at GVS Assist said: "The new vehicles also provide a much clearer canvas to promote our new brand when the engineers are out on call repairing customers’ vending machines and coolers.

"It is still early days, but so far our experience with the vehicles has been a positive one and we will be looking to renew our fleet with more Vauxhall Combos in future."

The deal is a coup for Vauxhall, which competes with the Citroen Nemo, Peugeot Partner and Ford Transit Connect in the small van market in the UK.

The Spanish-built van is also used by the Royal Mail in the UK and has previously supplied to British Gas.