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New Vauxhall Vivaro Life
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THIS is the first picture  of Vauxhall’s all-new British-built Vivaro Life.

Due to go in to production at Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Luton, the Vivaro Life is a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that will be offered in two lengths, tailor-made to customer requirements: the 4.95m “Medium” and the 5.30m “Large” – each of which comes with up to nine seats.

The Vivaro Life meets all demands – from the versatile interiors, high comfort and sophisticated driver assistance systems, to state-of-the-art infotainment, head-up display and camera/radar-based active cruise control.

The Vivaro Life is based on Groupe PSA’s EMP2 platform and Vauxhall will offer a purely electric version in early 2021, another milestone on the journey to electrifying the brand.

Medium and Large both have a 3.28m wheelbase which means they can compete with midsize vans in the D market segment. Compared with the competition, the Vauxhall also features a larger tailgate and easier access for loading/unloading, plus a higher payload of more than one tonne. With a luggage capacity of around 4,500 litres, it is a rival for larger vehicles.

The folding back of the front passenger seat allows the transportation of objects up to 3.50m in length. The removal of the rear seats (which are equally easy to reinstall) raises the total cargo capacity to as much as 3,397 litres.

Luxurious “Lounge” trim is available for the Large versions – in front, seats with massage and electric heating, two movable leather chairs behind, each with a 48cm wide seat cushion.

All versions of the Vivaro Life are less than 1.90m high and can access typical underground garages – important for use as hotel shuttle.

There are numerous driver assistance systems and during the course of 2019, the Vivaro Life will also offer the Vauxhall Connect telematics service as standard including Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, direct connection with roadside assistance and emergency call.

 


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Chris Wright
Chris Wright has been covering the automotive industry nationally and internationally for 30 years. Following spells with consumer titles he became News Editor of Automotive Management (AM), Editor of Automotive International, International Editor for Detroit-based Automotive News, and Editor of Dealer Update. He has also co-authored several FT Management Reports and contributes regularly to Justauto.com

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