If you’re looking for a medium-sized van which combines practicality with performance, the latest Vauxhall Vivaro may be exactly what you need. Built in Luton and designed in France by Renault, the new Vivaro is the most recent fruit of this longstanding partnership. Since the van’s release in summer 2014 the body design has been a big hit with reviewers, and is given a contemporary look by the same ‘blade’ feature as seen in Vauxhall cars. Indeed, the philosophy of the new Vivaro is to marry the comfort and design flair of a passenger car with the utility of a commercial vehicle.
Models available in the range offer a choice of roof heights and long or short wheelbases. Body styles include panel van, platform cab, a double cab van with an additional row of seating, and a 9-seater Combi minibus. Opt for the Sportive model and get a number of premium features such as LED daytime running lamps and metallic paint.
The new Vivaro provides 116mm more cabin length for driver and passenger than the older model, and has a comfortably high driving position. When not in use, the middle of the 3 seats folds down and can be used either as a desk or a place to store a laptop. The only negative is the position of the dashboard cup holders, which can allow steam from hot drinks to fog the window.
The design team behind the Vivaro wanted the experience of driving a van to be as comfortable as driving a car. Reviews suggest they have succeeded. Although a 1.6 litre engine sounds small for a van, it provides good performance and fuel economy. The CDTi 115 engine gives 300Nm at 1,500 rpm: enough torque to transport substantial loads.
By popular demand, the cube-shaped dimensions of the old Vivaro have been kept. An extra 100mm of load length over the old model gives users of the new Vivaro an increased load volume. In the short wheelbase model, the maximum load length is 2,537 mm, but a ‘load-through’ bulkhead potentially extends this to 3,750 mm once the passenger seat has been folded.
Since its release the new Vauxhall Vivaro has been highly rated in reviews, and successfully combines style with substance. All models offer improvements in cab and load space, which bring new standards of comfort and practicality to the world of light commercial vehicles. Performance is good, with a range of 1.6 litre CDTi engines to suit most requirements. If you think the new Vivaro might be the right van for your business, contact CVC today.
And, with prices starting from £163.72 per month, what’s not to love? Call 01424 863 456 or visit http://bit.ly/VivaroLWB to find out how you can be behind the wheel today!