Sep 30, 2010
Hannover/Rüsselsheim. The enhanced Opel Vivaro is a cornerstone of the brand’s modern, versatile and wide-range commercial vehicle portfolio for model year 2011. The new highlights include a streamlined, more economical diesel engine range and a redesigned cockpit with additional storage, updated infotainment systems and a Jumbo roof, which creates a sense of generous space and makes getting into and out of the vehicle easier.
The 2.0 CDTI engine versions, offering 66 kW (90 hp) or 84 kW (114 hp), are now available with a diesel particulate filter (DPF). The service intervals for the environmentally-friendly DPF engines are extended to 40,000 kilometers, or once a year.
The reduced fuel consumption of the two 2.0 CDTI engines with DPF technology offers further savings potential in terms of operating costs. Depending on the model and version, fuel consumption ranges between 7.5 and 7.8 l/100 km (combined). The equally powerful, consumption-optimized Combi ecoFLEX version consumes 7.4 l/100 km.
One of the most striking features of the Vivaro upgrade is the redesigned cockpit. The driver area includes a new instrument cluster binnacle, an integrated gear shift indicator and optimized graphic design, as well as a new center console and additional storage on vehicles specified without a passenger airbag. The new Opel Vivaro steering wheels feature modified airbag systems and, depending on the version, integrated buttons for cruise control and the speed limiter.
The new infotainment range includes four new systems. The basic audio unit, the R10, comes with an integrated display, tuner and AUX-in socket for external music devices, while the CD10 adds a CD drive. The optional CD20 also offers an external display, a dual channel connection (RCA line-in) and remote controls situated on a satellite on the steering wheel. The CD30BT adds Bluetooth technology for hands-free mobile telephoning and is optionally available with a USB interface.
The CD30BT can also be combined with a Tom Tom-based navigation system with remote control on the satellite. The system is completely integrated in the Opel Vivaro’s electronic on-board architecture and features a large color display to show maps and radio information. Electronic mapping for all of Western Europe is included.
Vivaro body variants meet the widest range of utility profile requirements in the lightweight commercial vehicle segment. They include a panel van with standard or double cab, as well as Combi variants in two vehicle lengths, two roof heights (panel van) and with a gross vehicle weight from 2.7 to 2.9 tons. There are also two special models, Tour and Life, based on the Vivaro Combi with all-around glazing, and platform chassis variants.
The Vivaro engine range includes two 2.0 CDTI units with 66 kW (90 hp) and 84 kW (114 hp), as well as a 107 kW (146 hp) 2.5 CDTI variant. All CDTI versions are available with a diesel particulate filter. As an alternative to manual transmission, the 114 hp unit can be ordered with a six-speed automatic Easytronic transmission.
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