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Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is Coming to Frankfurt, Could Turn into a Limited Edition

Besides facelifts, new models and futuristic prototypes, this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will also showcase more laidback concepts. Just ask the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept about it.
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What Opel describes as an "elegant passenger version [...] ideal for sporting activities" is nothing more than a Vivaro van transformed into a people carrier, but not the kind you'd use on your daily commute, but rather a solution for the soon-to-be-gone summer days, as it involves a surfing thematic.

Depending on the seating configuration, five to six people can travel in the Vivaro Surf, along with their entire fitness and sports equipment. Moreover, Opel is offering a separate cargo area of 3.2 cubic meters where you can store those dirty or wet clothes on your way back home.

Inside, the floor of the van is equipped with a new rail system, while the entire space found below the second row of seats is occupied by a storage box that can hold small items.

The Blue lighting in the sidewalls and roof liners was provided by cabin specialists Snoeks Automotive while the roof can be used to transport surfboards or longboards.

Irmscher provided the rims, but they also came up with the Tourer Pack, already available for the standard Opel Vivaro. The bundle comes with black leather and contrasting silver stitching for the side trim panels, dashboard, and gear shifter.

Under the hood, the Russelsheim-based carmaker fitted its 140-horsepower bi-turbo CDTi diesel engine. It also packs 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, allowing the Vivaro to reach a top speed of 180 km/h (112 mph). Although, we're not sure why would someone try to go that fast in a van, especially when carrying stuff on top of the roof.

The rear axle was fitted with an air suspension that, according to Opel, "compensates all sorts of bumps in the road giving passengers a comfortable ride". For a better view of the Vivaro Surf Concept, make sure you don't miss the photo gallery below.

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