Vauxhall Launches Top-Tier Vivaro Vans

VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW BRIT-BUILT VIVAROS

VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW BRIT-BUILT VIVAROS

A pair of new Vivaro vans will make their public debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, but the manufacturer, Vauxhall, has started the ball rolling early by publishing preview images of the two models.

Business Vans reports that each of these Vivaro iterations will be kitted out with some of the most impressive equipment available on an LCV, meaning that the onboard experience for drivers and passengers alike should be more like that offered by a luxury passenger car.

Two wheelbase lengths will be available for the Vivaro Tourer Elite and Combi Plus, while power will be provided by a 1.6 litre diesel engine with a pair of turbo chargers bolted on to boost performance and improve efficiency.

The Tourer Elite is set up to be an attractive proposition for businesses that want to ferry high-profile employees and clients from A to B in a vehicle that is both practical and comfortable. It offers flexible seating options to allow up to five passengers to use the rear as a mobile conference room, along with leather upholstery, a centrally mounted table and a host of other bells and whistles.

Vauxhall spokesperson Steve Bryant said that the Tourer Elite was intended to allow the Vivaro range to penetrate new market segments - those which it was previously absent from. Meanwhile, the Combi Plus takes the basic appeal of the standard-spec Combi and adds in plenty of features to justify its increased price point.

The Vivaro Combi is already a competitively specified LCV in its own right, benefiting from the option of having up to nine seats on board along with glazing throughout the cab to make it feel light and spacious, which is advantageous for longer journeys.

The exact specifications of the Tourer Elite and Combi Plus have yet to be announced, with Vauxhall holding these back until the Frankfurt Motor Show 2017, which starts off in the middle of September. But it is safe to assume that as well as some aesthetic updates, there will be enhanced infotainment and navigation capabilities on board each, along with the kind of solid build quality for which Vauxhall is known.

The Vivaro range is a natural rival to Ford’s dominant Transit van. And while it may not be as big a seller, the Vivaro is still a worthy option in any of its existing guises, with new models set to reinforce its status.

The basic panel van comes with a surprising amount of kit as standard, including a digital radio, electric windows, hill-start assist and a comprehensively adjustable driver’s seat and steering column. The double cab model adds an extra row of seats so that six people can jump on board and ride in comfort.

With the Tourer Elite arriving on the scene, Vauxhall will also be looking to take on the Volkswagen Transporter, which has remained one of the top choices for businesses that need an executive transport solution that is also spacious enough to accommodate plenty of passengers at once.

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