Prices for new Vauxhall Vivaro announced

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Vauxhall has announced the prices for its new British-built Vivaro and it’s going to be cheaper than the model it replaces.

Deliveries begin in September and prices for the Vauxhall Vivaro start at £17,995 ex VAT.

Buyers will be able to choose from two trims: the Vivaro and the Vivaro Sportive, along with four body styles: panel van, 9 seat combi, double cab and platform cab.

Alongside the two trim levels, Vauxhall have also used a specialist conversion centre at their Luton factory which will meet customer orders and finish conversions of the Vauxhall Vivaro to factory quality standards.

Vauxhall Vivaro has car-like comfort

The new Vauxhall Vivaro van is a polished product with a cabin that has been designed for car-like comfort and it comes with a range of excellent Bi-Turbo engines which should return around 48 mpg and have CO2 emissions of 155g/km.

The Vauxhall Vivaro has excellent payload capabilities and has a slightly larger load space than the van it replaces.

There’s a choice of engines including the 1.6 litre CDTi diesel in the entry level models with a power output of 89bhp or 113bhp.

However, the firm’s 1.6 litre BiTurbo diesel versions are probably going to be more popular since these have power outputs of 119bhp or 138bhp to help power the Vauxhall Vivaro to excellent performance.

Vauxhall Vivaro will dominate the UK’s new van market

The Vauxhall Vivaro is certainly a striking looking than and it underlines the firm’s commitment to maintaining its position as being a leading van maker and producing one of the most stylish compact panel vans available.

With its large headlight units mounted high on the van’s flat nose it certainly manages to stand out.

Vauxhall has spent around £185 million on upgrading the Luton manufacturing plant and more than 40% of the Vivaro’s content will be sourced locally.

The move should reaffirm Vauxhall as the UK’s number one van manufacturer having produced more than 44,000 units last year.

Prices for the Renault Trafic announced

Renault have also announced prices for its popular Trafic which is based on the same platform as the Vivaro.

Prices for the Renault Trafic start at £18,245 and there are three trim levels to choose from along with a choice of four diesel engines.

The new engines are slightly more economical than those used previously and among the standard kit, and the items that can be optioned, are things like reversing camera, hill start assist, MediaNav and an infotainment system. Renault have also added its excellent Grip Xtend system which provides better grip on loose ground such as building sites or snow covered roads.

Again, deliveries in the UK begin in September.