It captivated the judges with its dashing good looks, low running costs, competent road manners and its ability to fulfill all the needs of small businesses looking for a local delivery van.
Despite being diminutive in size, the cab offers plenty of legroom, even for tall people, and feels more like a sports car than a commercial vehicle.
Meanwhile, on the road the Corsavan has a real ride-on-rails feel that will delight any driver, especially those who need to drive a van for work purposes but would in truth rather be behind the wheel of a car.
Vauxhall Corsavan 1.3CDTi 16v 95PS ecoFLEX Start/Stop
- Gross vehicle weight: 1710kg
- Payload: 550kg
- Load volume: 0.92 cu m
- Fuel economy (combined): 85.8mpg
- CO2 emissions: 88g/km
- Price (ex-VAT): £12,250
- Contract hire rate (per month): £220
The Vauxhall Corsavan is great for both urban driving and longer journeys and offers a purpose-built load area with a sturdy steel floor, half-height steel bulkhead, tough sidewall half-height panelling, and load restraint lashing eyes.
There’s also a tall, wide tailgate aperture, meaning that this is a serious load carrier, despite its restricted space in the back.
Corsavan’s great looks mean that the van fully reflects the professionalism of the user’s business while exceptional real-world fuel economy means low running costs.
The ecoFLEX Start/Stop model gives the Corsavan incredibly low pence per mile running cost figures – this model promises to return a stunning 85.8mpg on the combined cycle and a low CO2 emissions figure of just 88g/km.
All that adds up to a van that’s just about as frugal as any on the market and means that this vehicle can travel up to 828 miles between fill-ups – that’s plenty to get all the way from John O’Groats to Land’s End!
And for those who want to make their Corsavan even more stylish and practical, there is a range of added extras available such as base carriers and a VXR styling pack.
“For out and out ease of moving about for city deliveries the Corsa is unbeatable,” said Richard Bunn, managing director of van supplier White Hot Vans.
The Business Van of the Year Awards 2014 are supported by MAGMA Automotive.