VAUXHALL wowed crowds at the Commercial Vehicle Show this morning with the official unveiling of the new Vivaro.
The striking-looking new Vauxhall Vivaro will be built at the Luton plant with production of around 55,000 vehicles annually, 52% of which will be exported.
The new model will be available as a panel van, a Combi, and as a double-cab with various configurations in two overall lengths and two heights when it goes on sale in the summer.
The new lengths -– 4998 and 5398mm – are both 216mm longer than the previous models.
Two all-new turbodiesels supply the power – a 1.6 CDTi unit, and a 1.6 BiTurbo CDTi with sequential turbocharging plus a twin-cooler system. This engine, powered by two turbochargers working together, is said to combine excellent performance with combined cycle consumption of 47mpg. CO2 emissions are down to 149g/km.
Power outputs are 90hp and 115hp, and 120hp and 140hp for the twin-turbo version. The 120hp twin-turbo unit develops 130Nm of torque, while the 140hp engine delivers 340Nm.
The new Vivaro has dramatically fresh styling, and includes a range of new technologies as well as practical, innovative features, both under the bonnet and in the cabin, which has been designed to offer the facilities of a mobile office.
The eye-catching exterior changes include a large, imposing grille, headlamps in high-gloss black mouldings with embedded chrome accents, and daytime LED running lights with the Vauxhall wing graphic design.
The new version of the ever-popular Vauxhall Vivaro will go on sale in the summer. More than €200 million has been in vested in bringing the new model to production in Bedfordshire, securing 1200 jobs in the Luton area.
And UK-manufactured content of the new Vivaro has been increased to 40%, compared with 25% in the previous model.
Vivaro’s big brother the Movano is also to get new bi-turbo powertrains in late May/early June, as well as interior improvements including new infotainment centres.
Vauxhall says the company aims to increase its share of the LCV market by 80% by 2020.