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Vauxhall Vivaro Combi selected for taxi conversion

Voyager Multi-Purpose Vehicles (MPV), a leading UK-based specialist vehicle converter, has ordered 50 Vauxhall Vivaro Combi models to be converted for use as taxis.

Pete Vickers from Vauxhall (left) and Vin OLeary from Voyager

Pete Vickers from Vauxhall (left) and Vin OLeary from Voyager

The firm has regularly converted Vauxhalls in the past and the latest order means that the company’s conversions are predominantly Vauxhall models.

Voyager MPV ordered the Vivaro Combis in bespoke specifications and convert all 50 nine-seater vehicles into dedicated wheelchair accessible taxis at its facility in Crewe.

“Our dedicated team at Voyager MPV are looking forward to working in partnership with Vauxhall,” said Vin O’Leary from Voyager. “We have built an all new nine-seat wheelchair accessible taxi, approved to EC whole vehicle type approval, with innovative technology and design, ensuring the Vauxhall Vivaro VX8 Taxi will remain at the forefront of the taxi market for years to come. Building on the Luton-built combi, ensures that we can offer a product into the taxi/private hire trade that is truly Built in Britain.”

Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s national commercial vehicle and B2B sales manager, added: “We have been working with the team at Voyager for a while now and  they certainly appreciate the value and versatility of the Vivaro Combi. It’s always interesting to see what our customers do with our product and it looks like Voyager have done a great job with these Luton-built combis.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.