Concept Vans from Vauxhall Mark New Motorsport Deal

The Movano Race Van Concept and Vivaro Race Van Concept

The Movano Race Van Concept and Vivaro Race Van Concept

Vauxhall has partnered with the MCE British Superbike Championship this year, unveiling a pair of unique vans in order to highlight the successful deal and draw attention to the flexibility of its LCVs, according to Commercial Fleet.

The concept iterations of the Movano and Vivaro made their first appearance in public on the track at Donington Park over the weekend when the first BSB race was held, with thousands of people in attendance. Over the course of the coming season the vans will be on hand to both promote Vauxhall’s commercial vehicles and offer assistance at each event.

The Vivaro 

The Vivaro Race Van Concept has been adapted with the help of the team at Sortimo to become a fully equipped workshop which is suitable for people working across a range of trades. It can also double up as the perfect place to provide support for motorsport activities - from fully fledged professional superbike racing to amateur fun at track days.

The load space is equipped with racks and workstations, some of which can be reconfigured and removed altogether to alter the set-up and accommodate whatever use an owner might have for it. Even the cab has extra storage options, giving even more potential for practical benefits.

The main purpose of the van is to house a motorbike along with relevant tools and equipment, which is why the designers have also factored in space for things like spare tyres.

Motorsport meet-ups can last a long time, and attendees need somewhere to relax. As a result, the Vivaro concept also comes with some comfort-friendly capabilities, including additional seating, food preparation kit and even an HDTV mounted in the rear.

The Movano 

The larger Movano Race Van Concept is set up to offer all the features that would be required of a professional racing team - albeit one that is looking to drive down operating costs. Unlike the Vivaro concept, the load space is not intended to be reconfigurable but instead embraces its motorsport-oriented set-up with workbenches, storage compartments, toolkits and more on board.

A ramp provides easy access to the rear, while an awning mounted on one side of the van’s exterior can be extended so that work can be carried out on bikes and cars even if the weather conditions are less than favourable.

Vauxhall has not forgotten about bells and whistles to keep drivers and mechanics happy, as the Movano concept comes with a bigger TV than its sibling, as well as a fridge, a microwave and a basin with a working tap.

Company spokesperson Steve Bryant said that he was excited to see the Vivaro and Movano concept vans making appearances throughout the UK as the BSB season progresses over the course of 2017. He also suggested that this would help Vauxhall to see how customers are likely to respond to this type of LCV, perhaps implying that it may eventually seek to launch commercially available models with similar features further down the line if there is enough demand apparent.

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