This past summer, Vauxhall sponsored a 12,000 mile trek through what they’ve dubbed some of Europe and Asia’s most rigorous, demanding roads, the drivers making their way from the farthest west continental road in Europe, to the farthest east continental road in Asia.
Vauxhall named the project the “Vauxhall Vivaro Siberia Challenge,” and it is intended not only to show the surprising capability of their FWD van, but also to raise money for Help for Heroes, an organization which benefits former members of the armed forces. In fact, all of the men and women to embark upon the journey were carefully selected from a pool of former service members.
These men and women had the benefit of training in first-aid and off-road driving, whereas the convoy of 3 Vauxhall Vivaros? They were sent off unchanged, retaining the factory 1.6 liter turbo-diesel and front-wheel drive.
The whole journey is covered in a five episode series available on Youtube. The first episode embedded below fails to explain or set up the Vauxhall Vivaro Siberia Challenge, but subsequent episodes get progressively more engrossing and challenging for the team members.