Score one for Opel. Being environmental friendly in the automotive industry is always a chip on a brand’s shoulder, especially in terms of larger vehicles. Well, the 2015 Opel Movano is quite environmentally friendly, because it took home a landslide victory in the latest Green Van Award competition.
15 competitors lined up to show off their Earth friendly feature, but the 2015 Movano grabbed the gold scoring 6,000 points in the competition. That tally left second place behind by 170 points.
The 2015 Movano was praised for its fuel sipping 2.3-liter BiTurbo CDTI producing 163 hp, but only required 2.25 gallons of diesel per 62 miles. That translated to the lowest C02 emissions of any competitor.
“The Movano impresses with its flexibility and its transport capacities in daily operations. Last year, we treated our load carriers to new, exemplary BiTurbo diesel engines with ultra-modern fuel-saving technology. It is therefore just a kind to the environment as it is to the pocket – a concept that also worked extremely well in the environmental ranking,” said a jubilant Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles, after accepting the award for the most environmentally friendly small van at the Transport Manager Dinner in Bonn yesterday.
The 2015 Movano isn’t just green, it offers plenty of space to haul various objects and workloads. 1.2-tons of payload is available at your disposal should you require, and curb weight continues to keep fuel economy in check.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you craft a lean, green, hauling machine.