VAUXHALL REVEALS UPDATED COMBO LIFE ELECTRIC AND VIVARO LIFE ELECTRIC MODELS
Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric updated with new design and increased range, new motors and battery options.
Vauxhall has announced updates to its Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric models, ideally suited for leisure, long-distance travel or as shuttle vehicles. Depending on the variant, the Combo Life offers space for up to seven people, while the Vivaro Life comfortably accommodates up to nine occupants. In the battery-electric people carriers, drivers and passengers will be able to travel even further between charging stops, while enjoying outstanding comfort and optimum safety. The new editions of the two models each have up to 18 assistance systems that make every journey more relaxing. These include equipment such as 180-degree rear-view camera and new features such as full LED headlights and IntelliLux LED® Matrix Light with the Combo Life.
James Taylor, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “The new Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and new Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric are ideal people carriers for everyday family life as well as for comfortable shuttle services. With plenty of space and advanced technologies, along with an attractive and modern design, they demonstrate our approach to the future of sustainable electric mobility. These battery-electric variants now offer even more range than before, allowing for seamless zero-emissions-in-use travel without compromising on comfort or space.”
The two newcomers immediately make a statement with a redesigned front end. For the first time, both vehicles wear the bold and pure Vauxhall Vizor, the brand’s characteristic facia. With the Vauxhall Griffin logo in the centre, the Vizor extends seamlessly into the LED headlights. And in the fully digital cockpit, the driver and front passenger can look at intuitive infotainment systems with 10-inch colour touchscreens based on the Snapdragon® Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. – wireless smartphone connection and inductive charging included.
New Vauxhall Combo Life Electric: Maximum flexibility in a modern design
The Vauxhall Combo Life is the ideal family vehicle. The new model increases driving and travelling pleasure with new technologies, connectivity solutions and comfort details. Customers can once again choose from two vehicle lengths: The 4.41-metre version (L1) offers space for up to five people, while the 4.76-metre version (L2) can optionally accommodate up to seven passengers in three rows. If desired, the Combo Life Electric offers additional flexibility with three individual seats in the second row. Passengers enjoy the best views with the panoramic roof with electrically activated sun protection and versatile overhead storage. In total, 27 storage options with a total capacity of up to 186 litres offers plenty of space for travel essentials or everyday items.
Whether planning a holiday or a large purchase, the new Combo Life Electric is the right companion. Depending on the seating configuration, the new Combo Life offers between 775 (L1) and 4,000 litres (L2; up to the roof) of load volume. The unique access option to the cargo area via the separately opening window in the tailgate and the horizontally foldable passenger seat backrest are particularly practical when loading the vehicle.
Increased range: Up to 205 miles (WLTP) on a single charge
The battery-electric Combo Life Electric offers travel-friendly and resource-saving mobility. Thanks to the practical underfloor location of the 50 kWh battery, it has exemplary space in the passenger and luggage compartment. The new electric vehicle also makes emissions-free travel even more pleasant and can travel up to 205 miles (WLTP)on a single charge – around 31 miles (18 per cent) more than the previous model. This is made possible by the further development of the fully electric drivetrain and the highly efficient heat pump, which helps to conserve battery range in low temperatures.
Powered by a new electric motor with 100 kW/136PS and 260 Newton metres of torque, the new Combo Life Electric can reach a top speed of 84mph. Depending on their personal preference, drivers can choose between the Eco, Normal and Power driving modes. To ensure particularly energy-efficient driving, the Combo Life Electric has a regenerative braking system that can be adjusted in three recuperation levels using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. With an 11 kW (AC) on-board charger and 100kW (DC) capability, the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity in around 30 minutes at a 100 kW public charging station.
Safety first: 18 state-of-the-art assistance systems in the new Combo Life and Vivaro Life
Safety is also part of a relaxed journey. And this is a top priority for both the new Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and the new Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric. For the first time in its history, the spacious Combo Life comes with the adaptive, glare-free IntelliLux LED® Matrix light – class-leading. A total of 14 LED elements – seven on each side – ensure that the road is optimally illuminated in the dark and without glaring other road users. The Vivaro Life also has full LED headlights that light up the night, providing the driver with the best visibility.
In total, the new Combo Life Electric and the new Vivaro Life Electric each offer up to 18 state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. The highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function as well as the high-resolution 180-degree rear-view camera. Intelli-Grip with hill descent control provides a firm grip on difficult surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Sensors at the front and rear as well as flank guard and blind spot warning facilitate safe manoeuvring. Numerous additional systems such as Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert with Emergency Braking complete the portfolio.
Safety and comfort are further increased by the ergonomic cockpit, which has been redesigned in both the people carriers. If desired, customers can order the fully digital 10-inch driver information display, which delivers all important information (including from the navigation system) and, for the battery-electric variants, also provides information on energy consumption and charging. The new infotainment systems with 10-inch colour touchscreens use the integrated Snapdragon Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies and enable, among other things, state-of-the-art graphics, multimedia and computer vision functions. In addition, important functions can be operated via the “Hey Vauxhall” natural voice recognition. Compatible smartphones can be wirelessly connected to the vehicle's multimedia systems using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and charged wirelessly.
New Vivaro Life Electric: The comfortable, ultra-modern VIP shuttle for up to nine people
Anyone who wants to travel with a large family or needs a vehicle that is both flexible and comfortable to offer shuttle services will find what they are looking for in the new Vivaro Life Electric. The large people carrier is available in two lengths (4.98 metres and 5.33 metres) and offers space for up to nine people. If desired, it can be particularly comfortable in the rear with four independent seats. Sensor-controlled, electric sliding doors on both sides of the vehicle make it easier to get in and out of rows two and three. The optionally available panoramic glass roof creates an even more airy feeling of space and enables a clear view of the sky.
The new Vivaro Life has a load volume of up to 1,500 litres in the configuration with nine seats. With five seats, up to 3,000 litres can be transported and 4,900 litres with two or three people on board. Further practicality is provided by the new Vivaro Life Electric’s height – at just 1.90 metres it is fully suitable for underground car parks.
Travel further: Up to 217 miles (WLTP) on a single charge
In terms of efficiency and range the new Vivaro Life Electric is even better than before. The all-electric people carrier is available in the UK for the first time with a 75 kWh battery. With the 75 kWh battery, a range of up to 217 miles (WLTP) is possible between charging stops – over 79 miles more than with the 50kWh battery, which also remains available. To further increase energy-efficiency, the Vivaro Life Electric has regenerative braking. The system can be adjusted to three recuperation levels using paddle shifters located behind the steering wheel. The shuttle and family all-rounder can be quickly charged with alternating current using the 11 kW onboard charger, which comes as standard. At a 100 kW DC rapid charging station, the 50 kWh battery can be charged to around 80 per cent of capacity in around 38 minutes (45 minutes for the 75 kWh battery).
The new Vivaro Life Electric is powered by a 100 kW/136PS electric motor. The maximum torque of 260 Nm is available from the first squeeze of the accelerator, so that the locally emissions-free van can accelerate briskly up to a top speed of 81mph. Depending on their preferences, drivers can choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Power.
With the new Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric and the new Vauxhall Combo Life Electric, families, shuttle services and anyone who needs a spacious, flexible, and comfortable vehicle will be able to travel in an even more modern and efficient way.
Customer ordering and full UK pricing and specification is expected to be confirmed in early 2024.