VAUXHALL VIVARO Crew Cab
The new Vauxhall Vivaro Crew Cab or Double Cab is a British classic having been rolling off the production line in Luton since its 2001 launch. With capacity for 6 people and their equipment it is a great choice of van for carrying around a crew in comfort. If its leisure you want it for then you can comfortable accommodate the family plus bikes, tents and other equipment.
The Vivaro Crew Cab comes in a choice of 4 options – L1H1 and L2H1 (different wheelbase, same height and rear panels) and L1H1 and L2H1 completely glazed. The maximum load length at floor of the Double Cab versions is 2023mm on the L1 and 2423mm on the L2 and the maximum load length behind the rear seats is 1340mm on the L1 and 1740 with the L2. The width is 1662mm and the maximum height is 1387mm. The load space volume with the addition of the second row of seats is 3.3 cubic metres in the short wheelbase model and 4.2 cubic metres in the long wheelbase version.
There are 5 variations of the fuel efficient engine available on the Vivaro -
1.6 CDTi 16V 90hp – Combined fuel economy 42.8-43.5mpg, CO2 170-174
16 CDTi 16V 90 hp with start/stop Ecoflex - comb Fuel economy 45.6-46.4mpg, CO2 160-164
1.6 CDTi 16V with 115 hp - comb Fuel economy 43.8-43.5mpg, CO2 170-174
1.6 CDTi 16V 120hp start/stop Ecoflex - comb fuel economy 40.3-47.9mpg, CO2 155-185
1.6 CDTi 16V 140hp BiTurbo start/stop Ecoflex – comb fuel economy 45.6-46.3mpg, CO2 160-164
For connecting a phone or other USB device there is a USB port, tablet docking and smartphone docking and there is a Sat Nav system called the Navi 50 which is specifically designed for the Vivaro. All functions are shown on a 7 inch colour screen and can be operated from the controls mounted on the steering wheel.
The cabin has three comfortable seats (driver’s seat and a passenger bench to accommodate 2 passengers) made of premium quality material, with the driver’s seat having the added feature of an armrest. The second row of seats come with adjustable headrests and can be upgraded on the Sportive model to include armrests as well. Because the driver spends most, if not all, of their day in and out of the van it also needs to double up as an office. The central seat folds down completely to reveal a handy desk space, big enough for a 15.6" laptop with a cup holder for that all important coffee.