New engines top Vauxhall LCV updates

Vivaro and Movano vehicles get Euro 6-compliant diesel engines, more safety systems and extra options


Vauxhall is making several updates to passenger-carrying models in its light-commercial vehicle range, in time for the 2016 model year.

The major change sees Vivaro and Movano vehicles gaining Euro 6-compliant diesel engines, more safety assistance systems and extra options.

Vivaro Combi models, built in Luton, can now offer new turbodiesel powertrains. Entry level, costing from £27,094, is the 94bhp 1.6 CDTi, with 192lbft of torque, combined cycle fuel economy of 44.8mpg and CO2 emissions of 164g/km.

The BiTurbo CDTi, of the same capacity but 124bhp and £28,060 on-the-road, increases the torque figure to 236lbft. Fuel consumption on a combined cycle is 49.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 149g/km.

Both engines come with Start/Stop and a manual six-speed gearbox. Euro 6 compliance is achieved by use of Vauxhall’s BlueInjection exhaust after-treatment system.

New options on the Vivaro include Keyless Open and Start, a tablet holder and an improved IntelliLink infotainment system Navi 50 which also has DAB as standard.

The nine-seat Movano Combi and 17-seat Movano Minibus gain new 2.3-litre BiTurbo diesel engines, again Euro 6 compliant through BlueInjection.

The Combi can be supplied either with a 143bhp unit with 266lbft of torque, while range-topper for power is the 167bhp 280lbft unit. Both models deliver 42.8mpg and emit 173g/km of CO2 with prices starting from £33,448 excluding VAT.

The 17-seat Movano minibus has also been updated with the 143bhp BiTurbo engine, while both new powerplants come with Start/Stop and are matched to a manual six-speed transmission.

Newly available for the Movano is a driver assistance package that includes high beam assist, lane departure warning, fog lights and an on-board computer.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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