THE new Vauxhall Combo Crew vans will be used by Chivas’ warehousing teams as site vehicles for the next five-years, covering an average of 2,000 miles per year, travelling between warehouses to load and unload casks at the beginning and end of the whisky maturation process.
The Vauxhall Combo Crew vans fitted with 1.3 CDTi engines, which benefit from ecoFLEX and Start/Stop technology, helping to lower the overall average emissions of Chivas’ fleet, emitting just 129g/km CO2.
With a payload of 730kg, the Vauxhall Combo Crew van in L2H1 specification has 60/40 split rear seats, which can fold individually or as a pair, allowing the warehousing teams to extend the load length from 1341mm to 1750mm.
“We chose Vauxhall again having used the previous version of the Vauxhall Combo. We have a long- standing relationship and we knew that this vehicle was perfect for the task and are really impressed by the enhanced levels of comfort the new vehicle offers to both driver and passenger,” said Tristan Campbell, Fleet Advisor at Chivas Brothers.
“It’s always appreciated when existing customers return to us when looking to increase their fleets. With class-leading payload, these new Vauxhall Combos will be ideal for the essential short-distance transport required between warehouses,” said Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manager.