Vauxhall’s latest line-up is a nod to the future of van driving, with a keen eye on what matters to those behind the wheel. Let’s break it down, keeping it real and relatable.
First up, the new kids on the block: the Combo, Vivaro, and Movano. They’ve had a facelift, sporting the Vauxhall Vizor look that’s all about sleek integration of the grille and lights. It’s not just about looks, though; it’s about being part of the Vauxhall family style.
Step inside, and it’s all about the tech. We’re talking touchscreens up to 10 inches, with all the connectivity you need – Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, without the hassle of cables. It’s your office on the move, upgraded.
Now, let’s talk power. Vauxhall isn’t just dipping its toes into the electric pool; it’s doing cannonballs. The electric versions of these vans are promising some serious mileage before you need to plug in, thanks to some clever battery tech. And for those looking further ahead, the Movano’s going to come in a hydrogen version too. That’s right, hydrogen.
These vans are rolling off the lines at Luton and Ellesmere Port, the latter being a trailblazer as the UK’s first plant dedicated to electric vehicles. It’s where the electric Combo is born.
Sales-wise, Vauxhall’s electric vans are owning the game. The Vivaro Electric is the UK’s favorite electric van this year, and the Combo Electric is right up there too. In fact, Vauxhall’s bagging nearly a third of all electric van sales in the UK. They’re not just selling well; they’re leading the charge.
And it’s not just about buying the vans. Vauxhall’s got this Stellantis e-LCV Grant that, along with the government’s offer, could save buyers a bundle on a new electric van. We’re talking up to £17,000 off if you’re scrapping an old van in London’s ULEZ.
So, what’s the bottom line? Vauxhall’s got its finger on the pulse. It’s delivering what van drivers need: solid, reliable workhorses that are keeping up with the times and the tech. They’re making it easier to go electric without breaking the bank or compromising on what you need from a van. It’s practical, it’s savvy, and it’s happening right now.