Luton – Vauxhall’s new British-built Vivaro ecoFLEX Euro 5 panel vans, with low CO2 emissions of just 180g/km and combined fuel economy of 40.9mpg, are in showrooms now.
Based on the short wheelbase standard roof models, but with some subtle specification changes, the Vivaro ecoFLEX could save you over £800* in three years versus the 198g/km/37.6mpg standard version.
With its 90-litre fuel tank, the Vivaro ecoFLEX is capable of over 800 miles on one tank of fuel – that’s the equivalent of driving from Maidstone to Milan or from Bristol to Brussels and back.
These substantial benefits result from a range of green technology features including exhaust gas circulation cooling and optimised gear ratios. There’s also improved thermal management, low rolling resistance tyres and an aerodynamic kit.
For those wanting to save even more, Vauxhall offers Vivaro ecoFLEX Euro 5s equipped with a fixed speed limiter that yields CO2 levels as low as 174g/km and with combined fuel economy of up to 42.7mpg. Also for the first time there is an ecoFLEX version of the popular Vivaro 9-seater Combi for those who need to carry more than two passengers.
“The New Vivaro ecoFLEX Euro 5 gives our customers improved fuel economy and lower CO2s,” said Steve Bryant, Vauxhall’s Commercial Vehicle Brand Manager. “Fuel economy and green credentials are top priorities for our customers looking to reduce running costs and the carbon footprint of their vehicles or fleets.”
The best-selling Vivaro is top of its segment at retail with 3,531 registrations so far this year.
Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles was number one with retail customers in March and at year-to-date. In 2011, the Luton-based manufacturer had its best ever year at retail, selling more vans to private buyers than anyone else. Perhaps it’s no surprise that Vauxhall builds more commercial vehicles in the UK than any of its competitors.
*Based on 20,000 miles per annum calculated at £1.40/litre for diesel on the combined cycle.