Several days ago, Citroën took the wraps off their all new family car, the Berlingo in the digital world. And now, its brother from Rüsselsheim has just unveiled what they describe as the family’s best friend. And that is the 2018 Opel Combo Life. The reason why it was given that nickname is because it features a spacious cabin that fits every member of the family (even your dogs), while having a high level of flexibility too.
In fact, customers who intend to purchase this vehicle will appreciate that it can come with either five or seven seats, one or two rear sliding doors, and a choice between a short (4.40 meters) and a longer (4.75 meters) version of it - this explains its flexibility.
The Combo Life is actually perfect for those of you who are not fond of the Berlingo’s eccentric style elements, as the former looks more conservative when looking at the exterior design. If you choose the shorter version, this will give you a cargo capacity of 597 liters beginning from the top of the back seat.
The version with the extended wheelbase, on the other hand, can offer as much as 850 liters when the rear seats are up. This can even be maximized to an impressive 2,693 liters when the rear seats are folded down. For extra versatility, buyers will be allowed to choose from either a standard 60:40 split second row bench or the three individual seats.
Apart from all that cargo space that the Opel Combo Life boasts, there are also a number of storage areas within the cabin. Some of these include a center stack that could easily accommodate even a 1.5 liter bottle, and there is also an overhead storage incorporating a more generous 36 liter box.
One thing Opel is not ready to talk about would be the engine options, but it does say the Combo Life will be offered with several options of both gasoline and diesel units, and all of these will be turbocharged with direct injection. These engines will be paired with either a five- or a six-speed manual gearbox that will bring output to the wheels. An optional eight speed automatic will also be available, and will be billed as being an industry first. That also means it will cost more.
As mentioned earlier, the 2018 Combo Life is a family oriented product, so naturally, it should get Opel’s latest and greatest safety technology, including a front camera and a head up display, automatic cruise control and driver drowsiness alert. It also features advanced park assists and panoramic rearview camera that will make parking a breeze.
Now that we have seen the Berlingo and the Combo, we are excited to see the third member of the PSA van trio, which will be from Peugeot.