Opel unveiled the overhauled Vivaro Combi earlier today, and European airport shuttle drivers everywhere are probably really excited. The new people mover and utility vehicle premiers in Doublecab fashion, while being offered alongside the panel van model.
All variants are available in two chassis lengths: 197 inches or a longer 212 inches, respectively. Two heights are available as well, at 77 inches, and reaching 97 inches for the larger chassis length. The cab itself has been extended by nearly 5 inches for more load volume in any variant. Opel claims smarter storage cubbies have been included to optimize the utility of the second generation Vivaro, and truly take its place as the modern workhorse and mobile office.
Further improvements include the capability of opening the passenger panel door 180 degrees to ease loading and unloading of passengers and equipment. Opel is particularly proud of the “office bench seat that can quickly be converted into a small writing desk revealing a removable clipboard and a storage compartment, suitable for your laptop.” The new Vivaro Combi is rounded out with new optional tech features, including a 7 inch touchscreen with Opel Intellilink, navigation, Bluetooth, and “Keyless Open & Start.”
Powering the all new Vivaro Combi are two all-new turbo-diesel engines that can be had at four different outputs. The 1.6L CDTI is good for 90 hp, but can also be bumped up to 115 hp for those looking to stay frugal, but need the extra power. The 1.6L Biturbo CDTI features a sequential charging and twin-cooler-system delivering 120 hp, and can be topped out 140 hp. The two turbochargers ensure smooth power delivery, but also maximize fuel efficiency.
The second-generation Vivaro Combi will be on display during the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show, which runs from September 23rd to October 2nd. Pricing starts at $30,528 for the shorter wheelbase, and $39,246 for the Combi.