Vauxhall, the British brand of Stellantis, has recently unveiled the new Vivaro and Vivaro Electric, two medium-sized vans that offer practicality, efficiency, and versatility. The new Vivaro models are part of Vauxhall’s commitment to electrify its entire range by 2028, and they aim to appeal to a wide range of customers, from fleet operators to private buyers. In this article, we will look closer at the features, specifications, and prices of the new Vivaro and Vivaro Electric and how they compare to their rivals in the market.
Design and Dimensions
The new Vivaro and Vivaro Electric share the same design language, with a sleek and modern front end, LED daytime running lights, and a choice of 16 or 17-inch alloy wheels. The Vivaro Electric also features blue accents on the grille and badges and a charging port on the front left wing. The new Vivaro models are available in two body lengths: L1 (4.95 meters) and L2 (5.30 meters), and one roof height (1.90 metres). The load volume ranges from 5.3 to 6.6 cubic meters, depending on the body length and the number of seats. The payload capacity is up to 1,226 kg for the Vivaro and up to 1,002 kg for the Vivaro Electric. The new Vivaro models can also tow up to 2,500 kg (braked) or 750 kg (unbraked).
Powertrain and Performance
The new Vivaro is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, which comes in three power outputs: 120 hp, 150 hp and 180 hp. The engine is paired with either a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission and features stop-start technology and selective catalytic reduction (SCR) to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.
On the other hand, the new Vauxhall Vivaro Electric is powered by a 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor, which delivers 260 Nm of torque. The electric motor is connected to either a 50 kWh or a 75 kWh battery pack, which provide a driving range of 143 miles or 205 miles, respectively, according to the WLTP cycle. The Vivaro Electric can be charged from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 45 minutes (75 kWh battery) using a 100 kW rapid charger, or in 7 hours 30 minutes (50 kWh battery) or 11 hours 20 minutes (75 kWh battery) using a 7.4 kW wallbox charger. The Vivaro Electric also supports 11 kW three-phase charging as an option.
Equipment and Technology
The new Vivaro and Vivaro Electric are available in three trim levels: Prime, Pro, and GS. The Prime trim level includes steel wheels, black plastic bumpers, cruise control, heated wing mirrors, rear parking sensors, and a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The Pro trim level adds body-colored bumpers, a reversing camera, satellite navigation, automatic windscreen wipers, and an alarm. The GS trim level adds a sporty body kit, black 18-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, and climate control. All models also come with standard safety features such as hill start assist, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, driver attention alert, and emergency braking. The new Vivaro and Vivaro Electric also offer a range of optional features, such as a head-up display, a wireless smartphone charger, a blind spot monitor, a 180-degree rearview camera, and adaptive cruise control.