Vauxhall launches all-new Movano model
VAUXHALL continues its light commercial vehicles collaboration with Renault, and the company has released details and prices of the new Movano range.
And the big news is that rear-wheel drive versions will be available at the top-end of the range. These new RWD models take Movano up to 4.5 tonnes GVW. Meanwhile smaller front-drive Movano models, which run from 2.8 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes will be cheaper than the outgoing range.
Prices will be similar to the mechanically identical Renault Master, and start from £21,660 (ex.VAT) for the L2H2 3300 FWD 100PS model.
The Vauxhall Movano will be available from May, a month or so after the Renault Master. Both vans are built at a Renault plant in Batilly, France. The launch phase of the new Movano will be staggered according to the body variants.
There are now four body lengths and three heights. The additional length option is a longer wheelbase with extended rear overhang, offering a load capacity of up to 17cu m. Also new are 3.5 and 4.5 tonne versions with twin rear wheels, giving coachbuilders even greater scope for conversions. New Movano will be available ex-works as a tipper, dropside and box van.
And there are new engines too – a 2.3-litre CDTi engine is available with three power outputs: 100, 125 and 150hp. The same engines are used in both the FWD (transversally-mounted) and RWD versions (longitudinal). All engines come with a six-speed gearbox as standard and are Euro 4 or Euro 5 (with DPF) compliant. The 125PS and 150PS versions can be coupled with the semi-auto Techshift transmission.
The new engines give reduced running costs, improved emissions, and better fuel economy – FWD Movanos can travel up to 870 miles on single tank of diesel; fuel consumption is as low as 33mpg (equivalent to 187g CO2/km). Running costs have also been slashed compared with the previous model and figure among the market