New Movano built for practicality
Vauxhall says that the Movano is also an excellent base for conversions and will be available ex-works as a tipper, dropside and box van.
The modular platform, developed jointly with Renault, comes with front or rear-wheel drive depending on payload category. Rear-wheel drive variants can be ordered with twin wheels at the rear.
The cargo area of the new Movano offers load lengths extending to 4.4 metres, and load capacity of up to 17 cubic metres (L4H3 version).
Front-wheel drive variants feature low sill heights while all models offer side sliding and rear access doors. Large door apertures make access for large loads and Euro palettes easy.
Cab comfort and safety has been enhanced in a number of areas such as driver visibility, multi-adjustable seats (in various configurations) and an adjustable steering column that allows for relaxed driving on the longest journeys. Meanwhile the options list includes items such as static cornering lights, a centre seat back that folds into a work surface and a rotating laptop table.
Under the bonnet, a new generation of 2.3 CDTi four-cylinder common-rail diesel engines combine strong performance with low operating costs. Three power outputs are available: 100PS/285Nm, 125PS/310Nm and 150PS/350Nm. All engines come with a six-speed gearbox as standard and are Euro 4 or Euro 5 (with DPF) compliant. The 125PS and 150PS versions can be coupled with the semi-auto Techshift transmission.
Vauxhall adds that the Movano's fuel consumption is expected to be among best in class when all versions are launched, depending on model and engine. In addition, the new engines are now designed with a 250,000 mile lifespan while extended mileage service intervals and reduced maintenance costs are an added bonus.
The launch phase of the new Movano will be staggered according to the body variants and vehicles will be available in the UK from May.
Prices start from £21,660 (ex.VAT) for the L2H2 3300 FWD 100PS model.