- Great looks
- High comfort levels
- Shares the same platform with other vans
The Vauxhall Movano van is the firm’s largest and was unveiled in 2021 – it’s a cracking vehicle for businesses. At the same time, Vauxhall unveiled the all-electric Movano-e which is much more expensive, but still as practical and well-built. The van offers a good payload, and it is easy to live with on a daily basis.
While the Vauxhall Movano was launched in 2021, it does share the same platform with the likes of the Peugeot Boxer, Fiat Ducato and Citroen Relay. Despite this, the van does offer something different and with a load space of up to 17 m³ and low running costs, it’s an attractive large van opportunity.
As the largest vehicle in Vauxhall’s portfolio, the Movano is available in three different lengths and three heights. It comes with a maximum payload of up to 2,110kg and a load volume of 17 m3 – the equivalent of five Euro pallets. Ideal for trade professionals, there are 150 different versions of the Movano available via Vauxhall’s conversion specialists.
Paul Willcox, the managing director of Vauxhall, said: “With class-leading practicality and payload, alongside the latest safety features and technology, the all-new Movano is set to make an immediate impact in the large-LCV sector.”
The large Movano features the latest safety and driver assistance systems. For the first time, the models have a rear vision camera system that gives a live feed to the driver, helping them detect pedestrians and other road users. A blind spot monitoring system is also new to the Movano range, while a lane departure warning system is also available.
All-new Movano Edition variants come standard with DAB radio and Vauxhall Connect. All models also get a one-sided sliding door, full steel bulkhead and seat belt reminders.
Dynamic models add DAB radio with Bluetooth, as well as a foldable, rotating tray to the passenger bench and a tablet holder inside the glove box. Movano Dynamic models also feature Vauxhall’s pedestrian detection rear warning sound and rear parking assist for improved safety and manoeuvrability.
Reasons to buy
All electric vans have a hefty price tag, but there’s a lot to like about the all-new Vauxhall Movano-e. It offers agility and nice handling with car-like abilities which is becoming an increasingly important feature in the segment. The cabin is a very quiet place to spend time and access in and out of the Movano-e is easy. However, since the Movano-e shares the same platform as the Citroen e-Relay and the Peugeot e-Boxer, firms and private users need to think carefully about whether they will buy on price or equipment or whether the dealer network will better meet their needs.
If you like the Vauxhall Movano-e, then consider the Peugeot e-Boxer, or the Fiat e-Ducato.
The all-new Vauxhall Movano van features new engines, they are state of the art 2.2-litre diesel engines that meet strict Euro 6d and 6.3 emissions regulations.
They come in a range of outputs from 140 PS to 165 PS and deliver torque of between 300Nm and 370Nm.
The power is sent to the front wheels using a six-speed manual gearbox.
The new Vauxhall Movano is available in panel van, crew cab and chassis cab configurations.
This means that Vauxhall is offering its largest van in L2H1, L2H2, L3H1, L3H2, L4H2 and L4H3 lengths and heights.
The maximum payload for the van is 2,110 kg, and the load space is a useful 17 m³, so it will take five Euro pallets with ease.
And with 150 different versions available from the firm’s conversion specialists, means there’s a Vauxhall van for meeting just about every need.
However, all of the Vauxhall Movano vans come with a sliding side door as standard.
Technology & Safety
As a new van, there’s a lot to like about the Vauxhall Movano including the amount of safety equipment that has been fitted.
It is certainly more than the model it replaces with safety features including a rear vision camera system fitted as standard.
This delivers a live feed for the driver to see other road users, plus there’s a blind spot monitoring system and a lane departure warning system.
Vauxhall has also fitted its rear parking assist system which offers a pedestrian detection warning sound when pedestrians cross behind the van when it’s being reversed. There are also seat belt reminders fitted.
Standard equipment includes a painted radiator grille to match the body colour, and front fog lights.
Drivers get to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity, DAB radio and a full steel bulkhead.
There’s also a rotating, foldable tray that is ideal for work items including a laptop.
Drivers also get a tablet holder in the glove box and Vauxhall Connect is also offered to alert break down and emergency services should the van break down or be involved in an accident.
Behind the wheel, the Vauxhall Movano offers car-like handling, despite the size and weight when fully loaded.
The suspension delivers a smooth ride – just like the Boxer and Relay siblings – and it’s a very comfortable van to drive over long distances.
This is an agile van with the engines delivering the power and torque at low speeds to make this an easy van to live with.
It’s also a stylish offering and for its handling and good steering feedback, it is certainly one of the best vans in its segment to drive.