February 18, 2020

Vauxhall’s Combo Cargo helps create UK’s ‘biggest’ fruit and veg stall

Vauxhall Motors has partnered with giant fruit and vegetable pioneer Kevin Fortey to create the UK’s ‘biggest’ fruit and veg stall.

The gargantuan groceries on display at RHS Garden Hyde Hall were transported from around the UK using the manufacturer’s smallest van, to celebrate small British businesses and their ability to take on the biggest jobs.

The stall showcases awe-inspiring fruit and vegetables from all around the UK, from 4ft marrows, to mammoth 3ft² pumpkins and even some beetroots from the World record breaking seed line, weighing in at 45lbs. Despite its diminutive exterior, the Combo Cargo transported 800kg of veg.

“The giant veg stall is our way of celebrating the hard work of giant veg growers and other small businesses around the UK,” said giant veg world record breaker Kevin Fortey. “Transportation is key in the giant veg growing community. After growing these beauties for up to 10 months, you need to be able to get them from A to B safely and securely. But with the enhanced capabilities of small vans like the Combo Cargo you don’t necessarily need the biggest van to be able to get the job done.”

“Vauxhall is delighted to support the diverse and creative small businesses across the UK,” commented Patrick Fourniol, marketing director at Vauxhall Motors. “From plumbers and plasterers to more niche fields like giant vegetable growing, the capabilities and features of modern commercial vehicles have been designed to turbocharge sole traders and small businesses so they can meet customer demands, no matter the payload.”

The new Combo Cargo is compliant with Euro 6 emission standards and starts from £16,680 ex VAT.