Impressive load carrying

Vauxhall

1st October 2018

Motors

Vauxhall

With class-leading load carrying capability, fuel economy and CO2 efficiency, Vauxhall's all-new Combo van will arrive in showrooms in December, priced from £15,630 excluding VAT.

The all-new Combo offers a car-like driver compartment and performance, with state-of-the-art technology, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and class-leading cargo capability offering unrivalled flexibility. Both petrol and diesel engines are best-in-class on fuel economy and CO2 efficiency.

All Combo variants have a lower list price compared to their predecessors. The Edition Diesel is available from £15,630 (excl. VAT), compared to £16,125 of the outgoing Combo and the Sportive Diesel is priced at £17,703 (excl. VAT), compared to £18,670 of the outgoing Sportive. The LE NAV is available from £18,905 (excl. VAT).

Specification highlights

Edition from £15,630 excl. VAT: The Combo Edition features a 4-way adjustable driver seat and a passenger seat with practical under-seat storage. In addition to 15-inch wheels with a centre cover and a fixed steel bulkhead, a kerbside sliding door and overhead storage allow for easy loading. A 5-inch display radio with Bluetooth and DAB, one-touch windows and electric and heated exterior mirrors complete the package.

Sportive from £17,705 excl. VAT: In addition to the benefits of Edition, the Combo Sportive features a 6-way driver seat with lumbar support, armrest and storage, as well as a 4-way passenger seat. Larger 16-inch wheels with a full cover and air conditioning create a premium feel. Metallic paint and front and rear body-colour bumpers allows drivers to customise the appearance of their van. The Combo Sportive is fitted with Rear Parking Sensors, Cruise Control (with speed limiter) and an alarm to improve security.

LE NAV from £18,905 excl. VAT: Building on the features of Sportive, the Combo LE NAV is available with body colour exterior mirrors, exterior door handles, side protection mouldings and front bumper with skid plate. Also included are 16-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen with NAVI.

Crewvan from £18,605 excl. VAT: The Combo Crewvan is fitted with a fold-flat passenger seat, as well as an innovative two-position caged bulkhead that moves forward when the second row seats are folded down. A protective bag is included to prevent damage to the interior and dashboard that may be caused by longer loads.

Design

The Combo's personality is clear as soon as you see the exterior. A robust appearance countered by sculpted details enhances precision and solidity.

The underfloor architecture is a true innovation, combining a passenger car modular front chassis (EMP2 or Efficient Modular Platform 2) to an upgraded commercial vehicle rear chassis. The intelligent use of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium has ensured that cargo capability has not been compromised, but in fact improved. As well as shortened front & rear overhangs, the EMP2 front end provides a passenger car-like driving experience. Advanced driver assistance systems provide additional support for the driver.

The lighting design at the rear is linear and vertical. This optimises the size of the boot lid and eases cargo loading. The Combo also features wide-spanned doors with integrated hidden hinges that are designed to provide greater security against theft.

The interior is even more impressive and provides the driver with everything that they need. The layout is ergonomically designed, with all controls instinctively located and easily accessible. The seating position is more upright and gives the driver a commanding view, while the compact, flat-bottomed steering wheel allows for easier access to the cabin.

The cargo area is uncompromised and offers segment-leading capability. Standard configuration includes wide-spanned rear swing doors and a kerbside (LHS) sliding door. This allows easy access to a practical cargo space.

The all-new Combo is compact and well-proportioned, and proves that a functional van offering a competitive payload does not have to be a box on wheels.

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