Looking for unit that functions like a light commercial vehicle but has the comfort and design of a passenger car? Here comes the second generation Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro, which bring the carmaker’s “sculptural artistry meets German precision” design philosophy to the light commercial vehicle segment for the first time.
The new Opel Vivaro boasts of an exterior that features a large, prominent grille, unique headlamps and the flowing blade side attribute from the carmaker’s design language. Featuring the characteristic forms of the Opels, passenger car models, the Vivaro has headlamps executed in high-gloss black moldings with embedded chrome accents.
The daytime running lights don the signature Opel wing graphic design and could be availed with LED technology. The Vivaro also features a side design conveying sculptural artistry to the van segment, with the signature Opel blade feature flowing from under the side mirrors back to the rear wheel-arches – in the same manner as those on Insignia and Astra GTC models.
The second generation Vivaro is made to cater to almost every customer need as it features diverse variants and could be availed in different configurations in two overall lengths and two heights as a panel van, Combi, crew van and bus. The new Vivaro is now more functional that its predecessor, because it is almost 22 centimeters longer, thus offering extra room and space.
The new Vivaro could be availed with all-new turbo diesel engines: a 1.6 CDTI and an advanced 1.6 BiTurbo CDTI with sequential turbocharging and a twin-cooler system. The 1.6 BiTurbo CDTI features two turbochargers working hand-in-hand, thus it was able to combine performance with fuel economy. In fact, combined cycle fuel consumption with the new turbo diesel units is now lower by over one liter, and with the BiTurbo to even below 6.0 liters per 100 km, based on preliminary data.