Luton – Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles has widened its award-winning New Combo offering to include models powered by a fuel-efficient 1.4 petrol engine.
The new 95PS Euro 5-compliant Combo unit will be available in L1H1 and L2H1 body types. The engine also features Start/Stop technology achieving CO2 emissions of 163g/km and 40.3mpg combined on the short wheelbase model.
Vauxhall’s ever-popular Corsavan range sees the addition of a new engine option, a 1.2 petrol unit also with Start/Stop. The new Corsavan engine boasts CO2 of 119g/km, a saving of 5g/km over the standard 1.2 engine, and 55.4mpg combined.
“The inclusion of new petrol engines to the New Combo and Corsavan ranges is in response to increased customer demand,” said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “Certain Vauxhall customers want the option of a petrol engine especially with respect to both current fuel prices and the operator’s specific working environment.”
Vauxhall is the number one van manufacturer in the UK, building over 70,000 commercial vehicles at its plants in Luton, Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. Vauxhall sold more vans at retail in 2011 than any other manufacturer. The Luton-based manufacturer sold an impressive 11,436 vans to small businesses last year with sales up 28.05 per cent in a market up 8.32 per cent.
Buoyed by the offer of four years zero per cent APR, four years’ free servicing, four years’ warranty and four years’ breakdown assistance, the sales success has continued this year with Vauxhall CVs securing top spot in the retail market for March and April, and year-to-date.