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CV show debut for new Vauxhall and Renault vans, which get updated styling and a new range of efficient 1.6-litre diesel engines
Darren Moss
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18 March 2014

The new Vauxhall Vivaro van aims to combine "a light commercial vehicle with the comfort and design flair of a passenger car" when it goes on sale this summer.

Scheduled to be launched at the Commercial Vehicle show at the end of April, the new Vivaro features new styling and a range of all-new diesel engines. The second-generation van will be built at Vauxhall's plant in Luton.

Vauxhall has given the new Vivaro a larger, more prominent front grille with redesigned front light clusters. A 'blade' crease line runs from the side mirrors to the rear wheel arches – something Vauxhall says is reminiscent of the lines found on its Insignia and Astra GTC models.

Power in the new Vivaro comes from either a turbocharged 1.6-litre CDTi in either 89bhp or 113bhp outputs, or a twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre BiTurbo CDTi with either 118bhp or 138bhp.

The new Vivaro is 216mm longer than its predecessor and is available in two different lengths and heights. Available body styles include panel van, Combi and double cab. Two trim levels are offered, dubbed Vivaro and Sportive.

Also breaking cover at the CV show next month will be the Vivaro's sister car, the third-generation Renault Trafic. Like the Vivaro, the Trafic gets a new corporate style with a larger front grille and Renault badging, and the same range of 1.6-litre turbodiesel engines.

Both vans will go on sale this summer. No official pricing information has yet been announced.

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Paul Dalgarno 19 March 2014

Dark Isle

Ah well, I'll just have to accept that the perfect woman does not exist ;) Of course there are plenty of perfect men....
Paul Dalgarno 18 March 2014

Each to his own, but...

Vans, oh come on, this is Autocar. Women already think we're strange for being obsessed by cars, but add vans to that?
Dark Isle 18 March 2014

Paul Dalgarno wrote:Vans, oh

Paul Dalgarno wrote:

Vans, oh come on, this is Autocar. Women already think we're strange for being obsessed by cars, but add vans to that?

I'm a woman; I don't think you're strange at all!

Paul Dalgarno 18 March 2014

I stand corrected!

I'll also add that my wife stated she was very impressed that our soon to arrive 330d will have 413 lbs/ft of torque. Have men finally convinced the fairer sex that numbers like this are vital? Dark Isle, I don't suppose you like cars, and look like Jessica Alba do you?
Dark Isle 19 March 2014

Unfortunately Not

Paul Dalgarno wrote:

I'll also add that my wife stated she was very impressed that our soon to arrive 330d will have 413 lbs/ft of torque. Have men finally convinced the fairer sex that numbers like this are vital? Dark Isle, I don't suppose you like cars, and look like Jessica Alba do you?

I wish I had her shape, I'm more a curve-free straight-up-and-down Gwyneth Paltrow type. But I know my cars, so I hope that makes up for it.

catnip 18 March 2014

I prefer the look of the

I prefer the look of the Renault version, without that huge chrome grille, but I think they could have made the headlamp units a bit larger :)

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