Despite the Luton-built Vivaro ecoFLEX van’s payload capacity of up to 1254 kilograms (2764 lbs), the model has a combined CO2 output of just 185 grams per kilometers, making it one of the most environmentally friendly CVs on the market today.
The launch follows Vauxhall’s green trend in the commercial vehicle segment, which started with recently-launched Corsavan ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTi (75 hp) Start/Stop that emits 105 g/km of CO2. Also available for order is the Astravan and Combo, as well as the Movano ecoFLEX, based on the 3.3-ton L2H2 2.3 CDTI (100 hp), that offers a best-in-class CO2 output of 202 grams per kilometer. Weight has been saved through measures that include the replacement of the spare wheel with a tire repair kit and fitting manual front windows. Equipment levels and option choices are also reduced.
“Vauxhall is the first manufacturer to offer an ‘eco’ product for each model in its range. Green credentials are becoming a higher priority for customers looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their vehicles. Our vans have always been known for their low running costs and the ecoFLEX badge clearly identifies to our customers the lowest CO2 model for each vehicle in our range,” stated Steve Bryant, Brand Manager for Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles.
The full range of ecoFLEX commercial vehicles will be available for order at Vauxhall retailers from February.