New 2012 Vauxhall Combo van revealed

The Vauxhall Combo, the small panel van going up against the likes of the Ford Transit Connect and Citroen Nemo, will cost from £14,703 (before VAT).

However, this entry-level price is one of several options for the new Combo van. The new van comes in 30 different configurations including a choice of four engines, two trim levels, two weights, two heights and two wheelbase lengths.

All new Vauxhall Combo vans come with a new panoramic windscreen which increases visibility by stretching back towards the roof of the van.

Other cosmetic changes include a new interior with hard-wearing materials and a simple dashboard display.

Several options packs help to customise the van even further, with cruise control, climate control and a host of media options such as Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity can also be specified on the new Vauxhall Combo.

In terms of practicality, the new Combo van is capable of carrying up to 1,000kg in the biggest versions, while load volume goes as high as 4.2 metres cubed.

Engines range from a 1.3-litre diesel to the most powerful engine in the range, a 2.0-litre diesel option developing 135PS.

At the lower end of the engine scale, fuel-saving Start-Stop technology and an efficient five-speed manual transmission help to lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

In keeping with this, all new engines are designed to comply with Euro 5 emissions laws, the standard used across the EU. This is enough to ensure Vauxhall Combo drivers to not fall foul of £100 per day fines in London’s new Low Emissions Zone (LEZ).

Orders for the Vauxhall Combo van can be made now and the first models will be delivered in February 2012.