Vauxhall has opened the order book for its new Vivaro van developed jointly with Renault, which will cost from £12,925 (ex-VAT) when it goes on sale in the summer.
The new range, available on two wheelbases, has a maximum load volume of almost six cubic metres. It will be sold initially as a panel van, with other body conversions available later.
The front-wheel drive Vivaro has a choice of 80bhp or 100bhp 1.9-litre turbocharged diesel engines. A 120bhp 2-litre 16v petrol engine and a 133bhp 2.5-litre turbocharged diesel will follow. The van has a three-year/100,000-mile warranty.
GM's IBC plant at Luton will build Vivaro for the UK and mainland Europe market of Opel, as well as Vivaro's sister model, the new Renault Trafic.
The plant has been modernised at a cost of £130m – Vauxhall and Opel plan to sell around 20,000 Vivaros in the second half of this year.
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