Release date- 27062016 - Russelsheim. The Opel Vivaro is versatile, efficient and very successful.
Launched in 2001, it saw its 750,000th unit roll off the production line a few weeks ago. 'Seven hundred and fifty thousand is an impressive number for the Vivaro especially in this hard-fought market segment,' said Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles. This means that the Vivaro is the company's best-selling light commercial vehicle - and it also has all the credentials to offer a large family spacious transportation. The Vivaro has played a major role in Opel's impressive comeback in this segment and it delivered a record-breaking year in 2015: Sales were up 38 percent compared to 2014, giving it its highest market and segment share since introduction.
There are many reasons for the Vivaro's success, one of them being versatility. The LCV all-rounder can be configured in numerous variants - as a Combi, panel van, crew cab or as a platform cab for special conversions. Four diesel engines with different output levels ranging from 70 kW (95 hp) to 107 kW/145 hp are available for the LCVs. The 1.6-liter BiTurbo CDTi is the top of the range engine. The 107 kW/145 hp version can accelerate the Vivaro to 183 km/h and deliver 340 Nm of torque.
Prices for the panel van variant of the Opel Vivaro with a maximum permissible weight of 2.7 tons start at EUR24,860. The Combi variant is available from EUR26,885 (all prices RRP in Germany excluding VAT).
Vivaro Combi: Flexible people carrier with passenger car comfort
The Opel Vivaro is both a practical commercial vehicle and an office on wheels - including the design and comfort normally only expected from a passenger car. Furthermore, the Combi variant has everything that a spacious vehicle for a large family requires. It comes with up to nine seats: the six-way adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support, a double seat bench for two passengers in the front (single seat also available) along with triple seat benches in the second and third row - including ample legroom. The third row of seats can be folded down if required. Adjustable headrests are available for all nine occupants.
The Combi variants can be turned from a spacious minibus for up to nine people into a transporter with a load volume of almost six cubic meters in a matter of minutes. And to make things even better: these two extremes can be adapted to create numerous other possibilities. In the configuration for up to six people - i.e. with the third row of seats - up to four cubic meters of luggage can be stowed depending on the length of the vehicle.
The Combi variant of the Opel Vivaro is available in two weight classes (2.7 and 2.9 tons), in two different lengths (5.0 and 5.4 meters) and a height of 1.97 meters. Ingress and egress or loading and unloading is via the two front doors, a sliding side door on the passenger side and two double-wing rear doors. The Combi variant can optionally be ordered with a second sliding side door on the driver's side (instead of the double-wing rear doors) along with an upwards opening tailgate.
The Opel Vivaro Combi offers attractive standard equipment ranging from the radio with integrated hands-free telephone system, to the on-board computer right up to power steering, electric front windows, electrically adjustable and heated side door mirrors and central locking with remote control. A large convex mirror in the passenger sun visor can be tilted to a position which enables the driver to see into the 'blind spot' area, while also offering better all-round visibility. Options such as air-conditioning, heated seats for the driver and front passenger, cruise control and Keyless Open provide additional comfort.
The Vivaro now offers optimum onboard connectivity via Opel's IntelliLink infotainment systems, which can easily be controlled via the 7-inch color touchscreen, steering wheel buttons or voice control. Navi 80 IntelliLink with real time traffic function is new to the offer. Thanks to digital connectivity the navigation system provides real time traffic updates and suggests alternative routes before the driver is stuck in a traffic jam. The point of interest function displays further facilities such as shops or restaurants for taking a break.
And those who want to treat their Combi passengers to a special kind of luxury can look to the Tourer Pack from Irmscher. The optional pack offers fine, black leather with contrasting silver stitching on the side trim panels, the dashboard and the gear shifter. Both the floor and the wheelhouses are covered with premium-quality velour mats, which not only looks good but also reduces the noise level in the interior.
Vivaro goes lifestyle
Opel demonstrated how the Vivaro can be turned into a trendy lifestyle van last fall. The elegant passenger version - the Vivaro Surf Concept - is ideal for sporting activities. Five to six passengers (depending on the seating configuration) along with the entire sports and fitness equipment are no problem for the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept. It offers a separate cargo area of 3.2 cubic meters - or 4.0 cubic meters for the long wheelbase version. Thus, the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is ideal for transporting wet or dirty utensils after a trip to the beach or to the mountains without the passengers even noticing.