New Vauxhall Vivaro makes world debut

The new British-built Vauxhall Vivaro made its world debut in Birmingham, marking Vauxhall’s return to the CV Show in style.

Vauxhall’s all-new van took pride of place on the company’s Commercial Vehicle stands at the event, wowing UK show-goers for the first time.

At the 2014 CV Show, the new Vauxhall Vivaro was shown to the UK public in two body styles: panel van and double cab.

The new Vauxhall Vivaro is built at the manufacturer’s plant in Luton, which is known for being the UK’s most productive van plant. Since opening in 2001, the Vauxhall Luton plant has produced nearly one million current Vivaro models.

In order to bring the new model to production in Bedfordshire, Vauxhall has invested over £200 million in the plant, securing 1,200 jobs in the Luton area in the process.

Over 40 per cent of the materials for the new Vauxhall Vivaro are sourced in the UK, with the Luton plant a major exporter with 52 per cent of production destined for European markets.

At the 2014 CV Show, Vauxhall will also announce details of new Movano powertrains and Premier Van Centres.

Also featuring on the Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles stand will be the Combo L2H2 and 4×4 models and parcel van conversions of the Movano – all making their UK show debuts.

With Vauxhall being the sponsor of the Home Nations’ football teams, the popular British manufacturer will offer show-goers the chance to meet a football legend on the stand.

The football legends include Graham Taylor (former England and Aston Villa Manager), Ray Clemence (former England and Liverpool goalkeeper) and Matt Le Tissier (former England and Southampton midfielder).

Talking about the event, Steve Bryant, Vauxhall’s Commercial Vehicle Brand Manager, commented: “It’s great to be back at the CV Show. We are very proud to take the wraps of the new Vivaro for its world debut at its home motor show.”

Vauxhall’s full van range will be present and on display at the 2014 CV Show. The range includes variations of the new Vivaro, Corsavan, Combo and Movano.

The new Vauxhall Vivaro will come to the UK market this summer, with the latest iteration offering fuel economy of up to 49.5mpg and reduced CO2 emissions as low as 149g/km.

Two all-new turbo diesels will be available for the model, with a choice of four power output levels offered.

The engine line-up comprises the 1.6-litre CDTi, with a power output of either 89bhp or 113bhp, and the 1.6-litre BiTurbo CDTi – offering either 118bhp or 138bhp.