The new Vauxhall Vivaro panel van is made in Britain having been produced in Luton since its launch in 2001. It is available in two models and two roof heights giving a total of 4 options to suite a variety of business needs.
The Vivaro comes in a choice of 2 wheelbases with payload capacity of up to 1,281kg and up to 8.6 cubic metres of load space volume. The cargo load length at is 2537mm in the L1 wheelbase and 2937mm in the L2. The 1 metre wide nearside sliding door is large enough to fit a Euro pallet, which means that both the side and rear doors can be used to load them with ease. There is a full height steel bulkhead to protect the driver and cargo and to reduce noise in the cabin. This is available on the Sportive model as flexible which extends the load length to 4,150mm. The overall box shape of the cargo area is one of the qualities that make it such a hit as it increases the flexibility and options of the vehicle by being able to get interior racks and units fitted fairly easily.
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 made of premium quality material, with the driver’s seat having the added feature of an armrest. 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.