Vauxhall will update the Movano large van and the popular, Luton-built Vivaro with Euro 6 diesel engines for the 2016 model year, which is now available to order.
However, the updated engines will only be available for passenger-carrying models at this point, meaning that for the time being, the vans will only be available with Euro 5 engines.
I’d expect this to change in the fairly near future, however, ahead of the September 2016 deadline for all light commercial vehicles to be supplied with Euro 6 engines.
In the meantime, here’s what buyers of the Vivaro Combi, Movano Combi and Movano minibus can look forward to:
- Vivaro Combi: New 1.6CDTi 125PS Bi-Turbo engine offering 320Nm of torque, boasting combined cycle fuel consumption of 49.6mpg and164g/km of CO2.
- Movano Combi & Minibus: New 2.3-litre BiTurbo diesel engines with a choice of 145PS/360Nm and 170PS/380Nm. Interestingly, Vauxhall says that both offer combined cycle fuel consumption of 42.8mpg and 173g/km of CO2 emissions.
All the new engines have been made Euro 6-compliant with the addition of Vauxhall’s BlueInjection SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system. This requires the vehicle to be fitted with an AdBlue tank and as such reduces payload slightly and adds a small extra running cost.