Vauxhall Vivaro Life
Passenger version of Luton-built Vivaro van can seat up to nine and will be offered in upmarket Lounge spec
Vauxhall has revealed the new Vivaro Life, the passenger version of its popular van. It will go on sale in February, with an electric version following in 2021.
The Vivaro Life, which will be shown in public for the first time at the Brussels motor show later this month, will be built alongside the commercial version at Vauxhall’s Luton plant.
The MPV will be offered in two lengths (4.95 metres for the Medium model and 5.30 metres for the Large), but both variants have a wheelbase of 3.28 metres and can fit up to nine seats.
The Vivaro Life features a two-piece panoramic roof, an opening tailgate window, movable leather seats and electrically powered sliding doors. Up front is a 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system that features a rear-view camera and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
The seats are installed on an aluminium rail system for versatility, with four, seven and eight leather seat and five, six, eight and nine cloth seat configurations offered.
The Vivaro Life will also be offered in Lounge spec, with massaging front seats ahead of another pair featuring a 48cm seat cushion. That configuration also includes a moving table that can fold away to offer additional storage, along with a 230V plug socket.
Vauxhall says the MPV will have a payload of more than one tonne and a larger tailgate than rivals for easier loading. With its rear seats removed, the Vivaro Life has a luggage capacity of 3397 litres.
The front passenger seat can fold to allow objects up to 3.5 metres long to be carried, while the vehicle is just under 1.9 metres high.
A range of driver assistance features is offered, including pedestrian cross alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance and, later this year, the Vauxhall Connect telematics service.
The electric Vivaro Life, due in 2021, will join an electric version of the Vivaro commercial van. It will represent another step in a massive electrification campaign by Vauxhall's parent firm, the PSA Group, and its programme to revitalise the British brand.
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