Vauxhall Vivaro hits half a million milestone

The large panel van has reached the half a million figure in just ten years of sales. The Vivaro is one of the brand’s most popular vans and one of the main competitors for the ubiquitous Ford Transit, the UK’s best-selling van.

“The Vivaro enjoys a huge success not only in the UK but also in Europe. The van is built to high quality standards and ensures an economical and comfortable ride whilst offering an impressive and practical loading space,” says Mark Stein, Vauxhall’s Luton plant director.

The Vauxhall Vivaro is best known as a large panel van but the versatile range is also available in double cab, chassis cab, drop side, combi and people carrier body styles in the UK.

The 500,00th van was a panel van and represents ten years of success at the plant. The Luton facility received a further boost this year when Vauxhall announced the next generation of the Vauxhall Vivaro will be built there from 2014, securing jobs at the site.

The Vauxhall Vivaro starts from £18,000 in the UK. Van versions of the Vauxhall Vivaro can cost as much as £21,400 for the long wheelbase version of the Vivaro.

Mini bus versions offer nine sears in short of long wheelbase variations with prices rising to £26,420 for the larger of the two.

The new Vauxhall Vivaro van is expected to arrive in 2014 but production at the plant, which also includes the Renault Trafic van, will begin in 2013 in preparation for launch.