Opel Launches New Vivaro, Movano and Combo
The Opel light commercial vehicle range is available in hundreds of variants for every purpose. Vans, tippers, crew cabs and conversions make the Combo, Vivaro and Movano successful and popular with customers.
Third-Generation Opel Vivaro
The rapidly growing market for midsize delivery vans will receive even more impetus with the third generation of the Opel Vivaro. Since 2001, the Vivaro has built a strong reputation as a cargo carrier or office on wheels, with around one million units rolling off the assembly line. With sizes tailored to different needs, and numerous innovative technologies, the new Vivaro can perform every job better than ever before. Moreover, the research and development centre in Rüsselsheim is responsible for the global development of light commercial vehicles for the whole Groupe PSA.
Based on a state-of-the-art platform, available to order since March and at dealers this autumn, the Opel Vivaro offers a range tailored to customer needs – a Cargo panel van, a crew cab for up to six occupants, a platform chassis (available at a later date) and a Combi people-carrier, plus – for the first time – three instead of two lengths (4.60 metres, 4.95m and 5.30m). With a maximum cargo capacity of 6.6 cubic metres, the new Vivaro has a payload of up to 1,400 kilogrammes – 200kg more than its predecessor.
The same applies to towing weights: the maximum trailer load of 2,500kg is half a tonne higher than before. Only the height is modest, with most variants measuring about 1.90m. The new Vivaro can therefore access parking in basements or shopping centres with low roofs, which makes loading and unloading easier.
Stability and safety on a variety of slippery surfaces – mud, sand or snow – is provided by the advanced IntelliGrip traction control system. Higher ground clearance and underbody protection is available with the additional work-site set-up. Opel will also offer the new Vivaro with all-wheel drive from Dangel.
New Opel Movano: High Safety and Variability, Fully Connected
The new Opel Movano is more modern and more user-friendly than ever before. The new front design clearly identifies the Movano as a member of the Opel family. Numerous assistance systems and technologies make life at work safer and more pleasant. These include a “Rear Vision” Camera system, so that the driver always has a good view to the rear. Features such as Blind Spot Alert and Lane Departure Warning also increase the safety of other road users.
Then comes an excellent connectivity and infotainment offer that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and also includes a fast-reacting 7.0-inch touchscreen. Smartphones can be charged wirelessly. The Movano is the big LCV in Opel’s portfolio. Together with the new Vivaro and Combo Cargo, the German brand has the youngest LCV fleet on the market.
The cockpit of the new Movano is laid out like a modern mobile office. With a total of 22 storage compartments and spaces there is lots of room for everything needed on a daily basis. Clever designs such as the FlexTray glovebox with up to 10.5 litres capacity, which can be opened like a drawer, make life even easier. The air-sprung seat ensures that the driver always travels in comfort.
As before, the new Movano panel van is available in four lengths and three heights, with up to 4.5 tonnes maximum gross vehicle weight and 17 cubic metres of cargo volume. A total of 150 different body and conversion variants are offered ex works. Depending on the variant, the Movano can transport up to five euro pallets. This means that there is a Movano for almost every need. Thanks to new handles on the side-walls and LED lighting, the cargo compartment is now even more useable.
The new Movano is clearly identified by its face. The new front features a large, deeply positioned grille, with the Opel lightning-flash logo placed prominently in the middle. The characteristic winglets flow from the logo into the LED daylight running lights integrated in the headlamps. The new Movano is thus clearly recognisable as a member of the Opel family.