Vauxhall has also slashed emissions and improved fuel economy on its Movano ecoFlex van. In a world that is ever more focused on reducing levels of greenhouse gases, this is seen as a welcome move from Vauxhall.
From March of this year, all Vauxhall Combo, Vivaro and Movano vans registered will change to two year service intervals. The Combo’s service interval will be two years or 21,000 miles (18,000 miles for petrol-fuelled models) or oil life quality monitor warning, depending on whichever comes first.
In addition, the service interval for the Vauxhall Movano and British-built Vauxhall Vivaro vans will be either two years, 25,000 miles or a warning on the oil life quality monitor. Again, the service interval is based on whichever event is sooner.
For those unaware, the oil life quality monitor, or oil life indicator, lets the driver of the vehicle know when it is time to change the oil, based not only on mileage but on the actual conditions that affect the quality of the oil.
Typically, the information regarding the oil’s quality will be displayed as a digital read-out on the vehicle’s instrument cluster. The display can feature a colour coordinated visual indicator, a text message or simply a light or message that comes on automatically when it is time for an oil change.
Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manager, commented: ‘Depending on mileage, the savings in service maintenance and repair across a large mixed fleet could be significant.’
A new frugal MPG, low CO2 version of the Movano ecoFlex will also be available next month, featuring fuel-saving Start/Stop technology as standard, as well as being available in two power outputs and wheelbases.
The newest edition to Vauxhall’s pioneering ecoFlex range manages a combined fuel economy of 37.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 199g/km, which is a five percent reduction over the outgoing model.
With the improved fuel economy for the new Movano ecoFlex vehicle, Vauxhall predict that drivers of the vehicle could save more than £700 in fuel costs, over the course of 80,000 miles.
‘We are pleased to extend our ecoFLEX range to include a frugal, low CO2 Movano panel van variant,’ Collier added.
When Vauxhall launched ecoFLEX commercial vehicles in 2011, it became the first manufacturer to introduce an eco=model across each van in its range.
With over 58,000 vans built in the UK last year, Vauxhall continued its streak of being named Britain’s number one commercial vehicle manufacturer for an incredible 11th straight year.
Those interested in purchasing any of the Vauxhall vans from the brand’s current range listed can visit their local Perrys Vauxhall Dealership.