Vauxhall delivers on new Vivaro
Earlier this year, Vauxhall (known locally as Opel) gave us a sneak peak at the second generation Vivaro, which is due for release later this year. The manufacturer promised to deliver a light commercial vehicle with an economical, higher-performance engine and a modern design and, by the looks of things, it has come through on that promise.
“The new Vivaro showcases technical precision with sweeping sculptural design accents and bold proportions. This gives it a sharpened and more refined character, making it the ideal mobile business card,” says Mark Adams, Vauxhall design vice president.
Vauxhall says the side design of the Vivaro brings sculptural artistry to the van segment, with the signature Vauxhall blade feature flowing from under the side mirrors back to the rear wheel-arches, in the same style found on the Insignia family and Astra GTC models.
Depending on how the new Vivaro is to be used, customers can choose between two body design trim levels.
The Vivaro variant trim level is strong and practical with the front bumper, grille, side mirror housings and the vertical rear mouldings presented in a durable, black textured plastic material.
For the Sportive trim level, all body elements (including the front bumper, side mouldings, vertical rear bumper corners and the side mirrors) are painted in the vehicle’s body colour and the grille has chrome accents.
Vauxhall says the headlamps are executed in high-gloss black mouldings with embedded chrome accents that enhance their jewel-like effect. The daytime running lights come with signature Vauxhall wing graphic design and modern, crisp LED technology.
Delivering on its promise of better performance, the Vivaro comes with two all-new turbo diesel engines: a 1.6 CDTi, as well as an advanced 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi with sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system.
Vauxhall says that this engine (powered by two turbochargers working together) combines excellent performance with high fuel economy. The combined-cycle fuel consumption of 17 km/l (preliminary data), with the new turbo diesel units, is considerably improved.
The new edition continues the successful concept of diverse variants. It is available in various configurations in two overall lengths and two heights – as a panel van, combi and double cab.