Opel is one of the most important players in European LCV market, fighting for wining fleet clients with important players like Renault, Volkswagen and, since last year, Ford. The current Vivaro Combi, an important model for Opel commercial range, with 50.000 sales in 2014, will benefit from a new engine and a new range of options, starting this fall. The 2016 model year will be available with new turbo diesels.
The 95 hp 1.6 CDTI with torque of 260 Nm is the entry-level engine. The combined consumption of 6.2 liters and 164 grams of CO2 per kilometer is at the same level as it was for the predecessor that had 5 hp less.
The new 1.6 BiTurbo CDTI will be available with 125 hp and 145 hp – also an increase of 5 hp compared to the predecessor. The engines produce torque of 320 and 340 Nm respectively. Elsewhere, consumption remains moderate: the 125 hp version only need 5.7 liters of diesel, which is equivalent to 149 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
The more powerful version needs 6.4 liters or 167 grams of CO2 per kilometer. All three engines come with Start/Stop and manual six-speed gearbox and thanks to Opel’s BlueInjection SCR system, they all comply with the Euro 6 emission standard.
The Vivaro is also available with new features such as “Keyless Open and Start”, a tablet holder or the improved IntelliLink infotainment system Navi 50. The elegance of the interior is further boosted by anthracite-colored upholstery “Connect Black”.