Sep 29, 2010
Hannover/Rüsselsheim. Opel presents its modern, flexible and diverse light commercial vehicle portfolio at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2010 in Hannover. The focus of Opel’s stand this year is the world premiere of the chassis and panel van crew cab variants on the all-new Movano launched earlier this year. With these variants, the Movano will now offer more than 300 body variations possible. Along with state-of-the-art technology and best-in-class performance for functionality and economy, this innovative model range is establishing itself at the top of the European light commercial vehicle segment.
The freshly upgraded Opel Vivaro features a streamlined and consumption-optimized diesel engine program, upgraded interior and an optional diesel particulate filter (DPF) for the 2.0 CDTI with 66 kW (90 hp) and 84 kW (114 hp).
The compact vans, Combo and Astravan, as well as the small Corsavan build on a solid and proven formula. Thanks to a wide engine range with highly efficient gasoline, diesel and natural gas units, load volumes of up to 3,200 liters can be transported with exceptional economy. The best example is the new 1.3 CDTI Corsavan with Start/Stop, the first small van in the world with this fuel-saving technology. It consumes diesel at an average rate of just 4.0 l/100 km, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of only 105 g/km.
The Opel Movano boasts decisive advantages over the competition, including fresh design, comfortable interior atmosphere, model diversity and low operating costs. Its striking looks, with brand-typical style elements, ensure a clear Opel identity. The functional and ergonomic cab design – with high-grade materials and surfaces, excellent all-around visibility, generous interior dimensions and an uncompromising, practical stowage system – provides an ideal environment for work and travel.
Thanks to its highly flexible platform design, the Opel Movano is available with front- and rear-wheel drive, permissible total weights of up to 4.5 tonnes, four length versions and three heights. Body types include panel van and combi versions, chassis variants with a single and double cab, as well as a platform chassis. The Movano also scores top marks for accessibility, load-ability, interior height and cargo capacity. Depending on the model, it can have a load area length of up to 4.40 meters, a load capacity of up to 17 cubic meters and a payload of up to 2.5 tonnes. The new Movano is also top notch when it comes to towing: It can haul a load of up to three tones depending on the model. It is also available ex-works in various special versions, for example as a rear and three-way tipper with moveable sides or with a box body.
Efficiency and economy are ensured by a new family of four-cylinder, 2.3 CDTI common-rail diesel engines with a smaller displacement. The three output levels 74 kW (100 hp), 92 kW (125 hp) and 107 kW (146 hp) are all combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. The automated Easytronic transmission is optionally available for the two more powerful versions. All models comply with the Euro 4 emissions standard and, in combination with an optional diesel particulate filter, the Movano also fulfills the Euro 5 requirements.
With fuel consumption as low as 7.8/100km and CO2 emissions of 203 g/km, the new Opel Movano already has the lowest values in its class. Compared with its predecessor, operating costs are also about 10 percent lower, taking into account maintenance, wear-and-tear, insurance, depreciation and fuel costs over four years and 150,000 kilometers. The costs for routine maintenance and wear-and-tear alone are reduced by 24 percent.
Safety technology is also up to the highest standards: ABS brakes with Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) are fitted as standard in all versions. The Electronic Stability Program (ESP) is also standard for RWD versions and optional with FWD. Passive safety features include a driver airbag as standard, as well as three-point seat belts with pre-tensioners and belt-force limiters. Further elements such as a passenger airbag, seat-mounted side airbags and headlamps with a cornering light are available as options.
The freshly reworked Opel Vivaro is also making an appearance at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles. The Vivaro is the perfect complement to the Movano within the Opel light commercial vehicle range. The modifications to this striking model line include a diesel engine program revised for fuel efficiency and a redesigned cab interior. The 2.0 CDTI diesel versions, with 66 kW (90 hp) or 84 kW (114 hp), are also optionally available with an environmentally friendly diesel particulate filter (DPF). The upper end of the performance scale is marked by the 2.5 CDTI (107 kW) variant. The Vivaro also comes with a 2.0 liter (86 kW) gasoline engine. As an alternative to the standard six-speed transmissions, the two most powerful diesels also can come with an automated six-speed Easytronic transmission.
Depending on the model and the version, average fuel consumption ranges between 7.5 und 7.8 l/100 km. For the equally powerful, consumption-optimized ecoFLEX versions it is just 7.4 l/100 km. Service intervals have been extended on the 2.0 CDTI with diesel particulate filters to 40,000 kilometers or once a year.
The wide selection of Opel Vivaro body variants covers a broad range of requirements. Alongside a panel van version, the range also includes the panel van with double cab and combi variants – each available in two vehicle lengths, two roof heights (panel van) and with 2.7 or 2.9 tonnes permissible total weight. For personnel transport, the Vivaro Combi is especially attractive, offering space for up to nine passengers. In addition, there are the luxurious “Tour” and versatile leisure “Life” models. A platform chassis version is available as a basis for tailor-made transportation solutions, which make individual structures from special companies possible.
The Vivaro’s visual and functional upgrades include the cockpit and new infotainment systems. The enhanced driver area features an instrument panel with a modified housing, integrated shift indicator light and optimized instrument graphics, as well as a new center console. New steering wheels have enhanced airbag systems and, depending on the version, integrated operating buttons for the automatic speed control. Audio and Infotainment-service elements can also be accessed via a remote control that has been added to the steering wheel.
There are four new infotainment systems for the Opel Vivaro. Depending on the system, they include CD drives, AUX-In and USB interfaces for external electronic devices, a remote control for the Infotainment offers on the steering column and a Bluetooth interface for mobile phones. A navigation system from Tom-Tom is fully integrated in the on-board electronic architecture and includes maps of Western Europe.
The Opel Combo is a genuine “evergreen” in the compact van segment. With up to 3,200 liters cargo capacity in a panel van format, it offers one of the largest load areas in its class. The large rear opening with wing doors can even accommodate Euro pallets. The variable Combo body concept includes a five-seat version, which has already made a name for itself as a leisure and family vehicle due to its spaciousness and outstanding value for money.
The Opel Combo’s engine portfolio is as diverse as its range of uses. There is a choice of two diesel units, one gasoline and an especially environmentally-friendly 1.6-liter CNG natural gas engine. The output scale ranges from 55 kW (75 hp) to 74 kW (100 hp). With 19 kilograms of natural gas and a 14-liter gasoline reserve tank, the 69 kW (94 hp) Combo CNG ecoFLEX has a range of up to 550 kilometers while emitting only 133 g/km of CO2.
Even the Corsavan – the smallest representative of the Opel commercial vehicle fleet –offers surprising carrying capacities which, combined with typical agility and style, make it the ideal city delivery van. The Corsavan is based on the three-door Corsa hatchback, which ensures a pleasant ambience for the driver and passenger. The back seat is replaced by an efficiently designed load area with a capacity of up to 919 liters, according to VDA standards.
Three gasoline and four diesel engines are available, including a 1.3-liter CDTI ECOTEC unit with Start/Stop – a first in the small van sector. This engine meets the Euro 5 emissions standard and has a maintenance-free diesel particulate filter. Over the combined cycle, it uses only 4.0 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 105 g/km.
If the Opel Vivaro is too large and the Corsavan too small for some buyers’ needs, the Astravan provides the ideal alternative. Based on the popular Astra Station Wagon (the previous model series “H”), it combines the comfort of a compact sedan with generous cargo capacity of up to 1,579 liters, a top value in this category.
Six turbo diesels and a gasoline engine comprise the powertrain line-up, ranging in output from 66 kW (90 hp) to 110 kW (150 hp). The diesel engines consume around 5.0 l/100 km (combined cycle) and are fitted with six-speed manual gearboxes, while the automated six-speed Easytronic transmission is available as an option for the 1.9 CDTI ECOTEC. The 66 kW (90 hp) 1.4 TWINPORT ECOTEC gasoline unit with a five-speed gearbox requires only 6.1 l/100 km in the combined cycle.
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