New fuel-efficient Vauxhall Corsavan revealed

The smallest van Vauxhall sells, based on the Vauxhall Corsa car, now boasts a frugal ecoFLEX diesel engine that lowers CO2 emissions to 95g/km – lower than most similar-sized cars.

The 1.3-litre CDTi diesel engine delivers 95PS and more importantly, up to 78.3mpg of fuel economy, making it one of the most efficient vans on the market today.

It does this through the use of fuel-saving improvements to the van such as more aerodynamic wheel covers, a lowered chassis and Start/Stop technology.

The latter is designed to switch the engine off when the van is stationary in traffic and instantly turn it back on again when the brake is released.

This allows the van to save fuel in busy traffic and highlights the Corsavan’s ability to work in cities where traffic jams are more common.

The result is a van that is top of its class for CO2 emissions, a point which does not surprise the British-based brand.

"It’s great news that the Corsavan ecoFLEX is top of its class for CO2 emissions," said Steve Bryant, Vauxhall’s Commercial Vehicle Brand Manager. "Griffin-badged vans are well known for their low running costs and Vauxhall’s most economical commercial vehicle ever is further proof of this."

The new Vauxhall Corsavan ecoFLEX starts from just £13,048 on-the-road and is on sale now in the UK.

It joins Vauxhall’s other car-based van, the Vauxhall Astravan in using the ecoFLEX technology. Other models to boast ecoFLEX engines include the Vauxhall Combo, Vauxhall Movano and the British-built Vauxhall Movano.

The efficient technology also appears in the Corsa, Astra, Insignia and Meriva cars as Vauxhall continues to roll out the fuel-saving technology across its entire range for 2011.