First released in 2001, the Life will take the Vivaro into its third generation.
With production going ahead in Luton at the Bedfordshire site, Vauxhall are planning to produce 100,000 models a year, positively resulting in the safeguarding of 1,250 jobs. In support of the ever-growing electric and hybrid focus the new model will also be available in a fully electric version, expected to be on the market in the next few years, a first for the Vivaro.
The comfortable MPV will be available in three body styles; platform chassis, panel van and six-seater crew van in either 4.95 metres or 5.30 metres. With the option of 4-9 seats on the first two body styles, all seats are fitted on aluminium rails to allow for maximum adjustment and removal. The potential tow weight has grown by 500kg increasing it to 2,500kg whilst the payload has also increased by 200kg taking it to 1400kg, compared to the second generation Vivaro.
Features include an opening tail gate window, panoramic two-piece roof, intelligent cruise control, driver assistance systems, rear view camera, 7.0-inch touchscreen with Multimedia and Multimedia Navi infotainment, Vauxhall Connect telematics service, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, radar monitor, lane-keep assist, high-beam assist and ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers.
A luxurious “Lounge” trim is available on the larger version, this includes heated massage front seats with two leather moveable chairs behind, with the option to have the chairs facing each other. A 230V power source and table are also included for upmost passenger comfort and convenience.
Available in three different diesel engines, the Vivaro Life is expected to be available to order in February, with deliveries starting from late summer.
Prices are yet to be confirmed
For more information on the Vivaro Life, contact JCT600 Vauxhall Bradford