More details on new Vauxhall Vivaro confirmed

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The new Vivaro has new modern styling similar to other recent Vauxhalls like the updated Insignia range. It is also more practical, more efficient and even more appealing than the previous Vivaro range.

Different bodystyles for the Vivaro range include panel van, Combi, double cab or platform cab, in various configurations including two body lengths and two roof heights. The new Vivaro is even better equipped to carry loads than its predecessor, as both body lengths are 216mm longer than before. This adds 100mm to the cargo bay in both vehicle lengths.

For larger items requiring less frequent access, a substantial 42 litres of space is provided under the hinged cushion of the front bench seat.

Engines include two all-new turbo diesels, offering a choice of four output levels, which ensure fast acceleration even when the Vivaro is fully loaded.

Available for the new Vauxhall Vivaro is a 1.6-litre CDTi with outputs of 89bhp and 113bhp. In standard panel van and Combi body variants, this particular turbodiesel returns low combined cycle fuel consumption of 44.1mpg with 167g/km CO2 emissions.

There’s also a 1.6-litre BiTurbo CDTi delivering outputs of 118bhp and 138bhp. The new turbo diesel units’ fuel consumption decreases in the combined cycle by over one litre, with the BiTurbo’s dipping to as low as 49.5mpg with 149g/km CO2 emissions. This gives the Vauxhall van best-in-class economy.

All engines except the 113bhp unit are supported with stop-start technology that helps increase efficiency and reduce fuel consumption. Additionally, energy recovery through the use of regenerative braking technology further lowers operating costs and results in an altogether lower carbon footprint.

Vivaro customers can choose between three equipment/trim variants as well as 11 body colours. Right from market launch, further specific colours will be available for special-use vehicles.

The cabin of the new Vivaro has been optimised to allow any driver to find a comfortable driving position. The six-way driver seat is complemented by the adjustable steering wheel.

In regards trim levels, the panel van comes in either standard or the ‘Sportive’ trim. Equipment onboard the new Vivaro such as automatic climate control and keyless entry and start functions increase cabin comfort and ease of use.

The Sportive derivative adds colour-coded bumpers and exterior mouldings, LED Daytime Running Lamps, front fog lamps and a more sophisticated-looking chrome-accented front grille.

Prices for the new Vauxhall Vivaro will be confirmed closer to launch date.