Vauxhall’s Luton-built Vivaro is on sale now with list prices starting from £17,995 excluding VAT – that’s £450 less than the outgoing model (and £250 less than its sibling, the new Renault Trafic).
First deliveries of the new Vivaro are expected in September, and the new van is now available to order in two trim levels — Vivaro and Vivaro Sportive — and four body styles: panel van, double cab, 9-seater combi and platform cab. Pricing for the 9-seater combi starts at £25,699 on-the-road including VAT, while platform cab prices start at £20,658.33 excluding VAT.
Like the new Trafic, the Vivaro benefits from an updated range of engines that include Bi-Turbo models offering fuel consumption of up to 47.9mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 155g/km — along with attractive performance.
Vauxhall is keen to emphasise the British-built credentials of its new van, and this is likely to play well with small businesses and self-employed buyers, who have historically formed the majority of Vivaro owners:
“It’s great news that our all-new British-built Vivaro enters the market at such a competitive starting price – £450 less than the outgoing model,” said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “Vivaro is the highlight of our van range and boasts a new design, class-leading build quality and practicality and all-new fuel-efficient powertrains.”
The New Vivaro is built at Vauxhall’s manufacturing plant in Luton, Bedfordshire, which has received a significant investment in excess of £185 million. More than 40 per cent of the new vehicle’s parts will be sourced locally, and the plant and associated agencies directly employ over 1,200 people in the Luton area, and are a significant contributor to the local and wider UK economies.
Vauxhall is the UK’s number one CV manufacturer, building over 44,000 vans in the UK last year, all of which were produced at Luton.