Passenger version of Luton-built Vivaro van can seat up to nine and will be offered in upmarket Lounge spec
James Attwood, digital editor
8 January 2019

Vauxhall has revealed the new Vivaro Life, the passenger version of its popular van. It will go on sale in February, with an electric version following in 2021.

The Vivaro Life, which will be shown in public for the first time at the Brussels motor show later this month, will be built alongside the commercial version at Vauxhall’s Luton plant.

The MPV will be offered in two lengths (4.95 metres for the Medium model and 5.30 metres for the Large), but both variants have a wheelbase of 3.28 metres and can fit up to nine seats.

The Vivaro Life features a two-piece panoramic roof, an opening tailgate window, movable leather seats and electrically powered sliding doors. Up front is a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system that features a rear-view camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

The seats are installed on an aluminium rail system for versatility, with four, seven and eight leather seat and five, six, eight and nine cloth seat configurations offered.

The Vivaro Life will also be offered in Lounge spec, with massaging front seats ahead of another pair featuring a 48cm seat cushion. That configuration also includes a moving table that can fold away to offer additional storage, along with a 230V plug socket.

Vauxhall says the MPV will have a payload of more than one tonne and a larger tailgate than rivals for easier loading. With its rear seats removed, the Vivaro Life has a luggage capacity of 3397 litres.

The front passenger seat can fold to allow objects up to 3.5 metres long to be carried, while the vehicle is just under 1.9 metres high.

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A range of driver assistance features is offered, including pedestrian cross alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and, later this year, the Vauxhall Connect telematics service. 

The electric Vivaro Life, due in 2021, will join an electric version of the Vivaro commercial van. It will represent another step in a massive electrification campaign by Vauxhall's parent firm, the PSA Group, and its programme to revitalise the British brand.

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8 January 2019
I'm all for PSA trying to save Vauxhall/Opel, and understand that their hand was forced to some degree by having to pay royalties to GM on the legacy designs (as I understand it). But two vans converted into cars in quick succession with "Life" tagged on the end seems to be scraping the barrel a bit for me.

There's no shortage of design ability in the PSA group, so I only hope this is a stop gap before a more rounded replacement for the Zafira et al is released. Otherwise, I can't say I hold much hope for the revival plan.

9 January 2019
Dave Ryan wrote:

I'm all for PSA trying to save Vauxhall/Opel, and understand that their hand was forced to some degree by having to pay royalties to GM on the legacy designs (as I understand it). But two vans converted into cars in quick succession with "Life" tagged on the end seems to be scraping the barrel a bit for me. There's no shortage of design ability in the PSA group, so I only hope this is a stop gap before a more rounded replacement for the Zafira et al is released. Otherwise, I can't say I hold much hope for the revival plan.

I dont see how its sraping the bottom of the barrel - the previous Vivaro was available with seats, so was Combo.

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9 January 2019
Vauxhall said, please refer to the Peugeot press release of some months ago. Oh, and we stuck a Vauxhall badge on it. Fin.

9 January 2019

Vauxhall said about the previous Vivar,o to refer to the Renault press release, as that was just a rebadged Renault, did you find that hilarious ? You expect PSA to design an entirely new van just for Vauxhall/Opel ?

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9 January 2019

That dash has been lifted straight out of a Expert van

9 January 2019
Wellsi wrote:

That dash has been lifted straight out of a Expert van

The new Vivaro IS an Expert van ! Not just the dash ! The previous one was a Renault Traffic.

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9 January 2019

In fact the entire van is an expert with a Vauxhall bumper and badge.

9 January 2019

Didn't any of you look at the previous Vivaro? It was a rebadged Renault!! What did you expect - some entirely new product just for Vauxhall / Opel? GM entered into an arrangement with PSA to share technology even before they sold it to them. I'm just surprised they're running so quickly with this - go for it PSA!

9 January 2019

This is just Badge Engineering! I guess all new Vauxhall's will just be Badge Engineered versions of Peugeots. This is the only way for PSA to make any money out of the Vauxhall brand. (Just like VW group do with Skoda & Seat & Audi to a lesser extent)

9 January 2019

This is just Badge Engineering! I guess all new Vauxhall's will just be Badge Engineered versions of Peugeots. This is the only way for PSA to make any money out of the Vauxhall brand. (Just like VW group do with Skoda & Seat & Audi to a lesser extent)

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