October 18, 2019

All-new Vauxhall Vivaro goes into production

Arriving in showrooms in July, Vauxhall’s all-new Vivaro van has gone into production at the company’s Luton plant, securing over 1,000 jobs.

Available in two lengths (L1H1 4.95m and L2H1 5.30m), the third generation Vivaro will come in three body styles including panel van, doublecab for up to six occupants and a platform chassis.

Priced from £22,020 excluding VAT, the Vivaro is available to order now in three trim levels: Edition, Sportive and Elite, with dual side sliding door, driver/passenger airbags and cruise control with speed-limiter available as standard.

Vauxhall says Sportive models (priced from £24,270 excluding VAT) are higher specification than the outgoing model with standard equipment including body-coloured mirrors, handles and body side moulds, alarm, auto lights and wipers, acoustic windscreen and thickened side glazing.

The top-of-the-range Elite model (priced from £26,370 excluding VAT) features a host of safety technology such as lane departure warning, speed limit information, intelligent speed adaptation, driver attention alert and blind spot detection.

The Edition Doublecab (priced from £25,750 excluding VAT) features a hinged steel-mesh bulkhead that articulates forward when the second row seats are folded and not in use. This flexible solution enables maximum utilisation also as a “panel van”, with load volume increasing from 4m3 to 5.5m3. Sportive and Elite Doublecabs feature an integrated bulkhead with a three-passenger rear bench. There is also under-seat storage, and allocation under the seat for longer loads (from cargo side).

With a maximum cargo capacity of 6.6m3, the new Vivaro boasts a payload of up to 1,400kg and a towing capacity of 2,500kg – depending on model, 200kg and 500kg more than its predecessor.

As part of its mission to electrify the brand, Vauxhall will offer a purely electric version in 2020.

“As the UK’s largest CV manufacturer celebrating its 90th year of van production, we’re proud to build a new Vivaro model that not only has class-leading credentials, but also secures the future of our Luton workforce for many years to come,” said Stephen Norman, Vauxhall’s group managing director.