Arriving in Vauxhall showrooms in July, the British-built Vivaro Life is available to order now in two trims: the stylish and well-appointed Elite and the multi-purpose Edition version.

With space for up to eight occupants, the Vivaro Life Elite has plenty of load space for luggage and a raft of innovative technology. Initially offered as a diesel but with a pure electric version announced for 2021, this is another milestone on the journey to electrifying the Vauxhall brand.

Vauxhall’s all-new Vivaro Life, which is based on Groupe PSA’s EMP2 platform, is built at the company’s Luton manufacturing plant, helping to secure 1,250 jobs. Investment in the new vehicle will help increase the plant’s production capacity to 100,000 units per year.

With the new Vivaro Life, Vauxhall continues to implement its PACE! strategic plan. By the end of 2020, the British brand will bring to market a total of eight new or refreshed models, including the next generation of the best-selling Corsa. The company is investing above all in profitable, growing market segments with high volumes. Vauxhall will soon have one of the youngest product portfolios of all volume manufacturers.

Vivaro Life Elite

The exterior design perfectly encapsulates Vauxhall’s new design language. It cleverly blends purity and boldness but is a practical people carrier, too. The interior design is opulent, well-appointed, and focused on comfort and enjoyment.

The driver enjoys a commanding position and features like ergonomic, electrically-operated heated front seats with massage facility and panoramic roof, making it the ultimate luxury lounge on wheels. Vivaro Life Elite also has an array of smart technology such as an intuitive 7-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and smart navigation system. Vauxhall Connect and panoramic rear-view camera are also included.

Vivaro Life Elite is a versatile yet sophisticated people carrier, with enough space for the whole family and more. It is engineered to be totally flexible. A five-seater configuration is standard but the customer can option the third row to make it an eight-seater. There is also a second row option of two individual seats which then enables a seven-seater layout. The two individual seats swivel and can either face forward or be rotated for face-to-face conference seating. There is also an optional centre table.

Driver Assistance Systems

New Vivaro Life Elite features practical innovation and affordable advanced technology.

Elite features a range of state-of-the-art driver assistance and safety features. Standard specification on Elite includes keyless open and start, xenon headlights, head-up display, blind spot alert and 180° rear parking camera. Additional safety features are grouped together and are available in options packs, making it easier to add the level of security needed.

Located above the second row of seats, Elite features a stunning panoramic roof to let the light in, and transform the atmosphere of the cabin. When day turns to night, there are sliding blinds so passengers can recline and relax. Elite also has dual electric sliding doors for getting in and out of the rear cabin, with intelligent sensors that give hands-free access. There is also a split tailgate with a handy opening rear window for quick and easy access to luggage space.

Elite also features Vauxhall Connect. Initially this enables e-call with automatic emergency response but more connectivity is to follow.

Vivaro Life Edition

The all-new Vivaro Life Edition is built for business, with no end to its versatility. With space for up to nine people, this stylish and multi-functional passenger carrier is perfect for use as a work transportation vehicle or taxi, thanks to the abundance of flexible seating and generous load space.

PRACTICALITY

  • Bold design and balanced proportions
  • Available with lounge comfort including movable leather seats and panoramic roof
  • Sliding doors open electrically in seconds via foot-movement

Available in Medium and Large body styles, both versions have a 3.28m wheelbase. Compared with the competition, the Vauxhall also features a larger tailgate and easier access for loading/unloading, plus a higher payload of more than one tonne. The Vivaro Life “Large”, with a luggage capacity of around 4,500 litres, is a rival for even bigger vehicles.

Stylish, highly-equipped shuttles are in great demand in this market segment. Vauxhall offers leather seats on aluminium rails that allow full and easy adjustment for all versions of the Vivaro Life. Four, seven or eight leather-seat configurations are available. Five, six, eight or nine cloth-seat configurations are also available.

The folding back of the front passenger seat allows the transportation of objects up to 3.50m in length. The removal of the rear seats (which are equally easy to reinstall) raises the total cargo capacity to as much as 3,397 litres.

Luxurious Elite trim is available for the Large versions – in front, seats with massage and electric heating, two movable leather chairs behind, each with a 48cm wide seat cushion. VIP passengers can thus also sit facing each other and enjoy the legroom. The movable table also folds away to provide additional storage space for small objects. Passengers can charge their mobile devices using the 230V plug socket.

All versions of the Vivaro Life are less than 1.90m high and can access most underground car parks – important for use as hotel shuttle.

And for the best traction on loose surfaces, the Vivaro Life is equipped with the advanced IntelliGrip traction control.

POWERTRAINS

  • Euro 6D Temp (Euro 6.2) compliant 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre Turbo D powertrains available
  • CO2 emissions as low as 128g/km and combined fuel economy up to 46.8mpg
  • Six-speed manual gearbox with an eight-speed automatic transmission available in 2020

The all-new Vivaro range features an array of powerful yet frugal engines and smooth transmissions, for low running costs, reduced emissions and maximum efficiency.

All are validated and approved to Euro 6D Temp (Euro 6.2) which utilises the more real world representative WLTP emissions cycle.

See Tech Data for full powertrain information.

ADVANCED DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

  • Numerous assistance systems including lane keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Speed Limit Information and Intelligent Speed Adaptation also available
  • Large 7.0-inch touchscreen comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

The new Vivaro Life features numerous driver assistance systems. A camera and radar monitor the area in front of the vehicle. The system even recognises pedestrians crossing the road and can initiate an emergency braking manoeuver at speeds up to 18mph. The intelligent cruise control adjusts the speed to that of the vehicle in front, automatically decelerates and can reduce the speed to 12mph if necessary.

Lane-keep assist and drowsiness alert warn drivers if they have spent too much time at the wheel and need a break. High-beam assist, which automatically switches to high or low beam, is activated above 16mph. Also available is the colour head-up display that shows speed, distance to the vehicle in front and navigation.

The Vivaro Life also offers the Vauxhall Connect telematics service as standard. Helpful functions, such as Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, direct connection with roadside assistance and emergency call, give the driver and passenger’s additional peace of mind. Help can be reached within seconds via the red button. If the seatbelt tensioners or the airbags are deployed, the emergency call is activated automatically.

Good all-round visibility is particularly important in larger vehicles, for example in narrow streets or when making turns in urban areas. Ultrasonic sensors in the front and rear bumpers alert the driver to obstacles of every kind when parking. The image from the rear view camera is displayed on the interior mirror or the 7.0-inch screen – the latter with 180-degree visibility from the bird’s eye view.

The large 7.0-inch touchscreen comes with Multimedia and Multimedia Navi infotainment. Both systems feature phone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Multimedia Navi additionally features European navigation with 3D view. Points of interest in large towns are displayed in “Full HD” quality. As an option, the geography along the route on cross-country journeys is shown very realistically. Thanks to Vauxhall Connect, the navigation system includes real time traffic information for the latest status on the roads. A powerful sound system is available with all trim levels. In the top-of-the-line version, passengers enjoy first class acoustics thanks to ten loudspeakers.

RANGE, PRICING AND EQUIPMENT

  • Available to order now as Elite luxury limousine or Edition passenger carrier
  • Lounge comfort including movable leather seats and panoramic roof available
  • Vivaro Life all-electric version follows in early 2021

Arriving in Vauxhall showrooms in July, the all-new Vivaro Life is available to order now in two trims: the opulent Elite luxury limousine and the Edition multi-functional passenger carrier.

Range highlights include:

  • Diesel powertrain (Manual/Automatic) with battery electric version due in 2021
  • Two wheelbases or lengths are available (Medium and Large)
  • Smart driver assistance and safety features available such as lane departure warning, speed sign recognition, driver drowsiness alert, blind spot detection, intelligent cruise control, front collision alert and advanced emergency braking system
  • Technological innovations include xenon deadlights, split-folding tailgate, panoramic rear camera, hands-free power sliding doors and IntelliGrip (grip assistance in adverse conditions).

Vivaro Life Elite

Elite is a versatile yet sophisticated people carrier, with enough space for the whole family and more. It is engineered to be totally flexible. A five-seater configuration is standard but the customer can option the third row to make it an eight-seater. There is also a second row option of two individual seats which then enables a seven-seater layout. The two individual seats swivel and can either face forward or be rotated for face-to-face conference seating. There is also an optional centre table.

Driver Assistance Systems

New Vivaro Life Elite features practical innovation and affordable advanced technology.

Elite features a range of state-of-the-art driver assistance and safety features. Standard specification on Elite includes keyless open and start, xenon headlights, head-up display, blind spot alert and 180° rear parking camera. Additional safety features are grouped together and are available in options packs, making it easier to add the level of security needed.

Located above the second row of seats, Elite features a stunning panoramic roof to let the light in, and transform the atmosphere of the cabin. When day turns to night, there are sliding blinds so passengers can recline and relax. Elite also has dual electric sliding doors for getting in and out of the rear cabin, with intelligent sensors that give hands-free access. There is also a split tailgate with a handy opening rear window for quick and easy access to luggage space.

Elite also features Vauxhall Connect. Initially this enables e-call with automatic emergency response but more connectivity is to follow.

Elite specification (from £41,255 on-the-road)

  • Front Seats – electrically operated and heated with massage function
  • Multimedia Navi with 7-inch touch screen;  DAB; USB; BT; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; HiFi Surround and connected 3D satellite navigation
  • Keyless door opening and engine start
  • Carla black leather upholstery
  • Split opening tailgate
  • Xenon Headlights, with LED daytime running lights
  • Front Fog Lamps with Cornering Lights
  • 17-inch Diamond-Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Dual front, Front and Rear Curtain Airbags
  • Head-Up Display
  • Dual-Zone (front) & Manual AirCon (rear). Additional non-programmable heating.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Cruise Control
  • Speed-limiter
  • 180° Rear Parking Camera
  • Dual “hands free” electric sliding side doors (with foot sensors)
  • Privacy Rear Glazing
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Full Body Colour Exterior
  • Vauxhall Connect (E-Call)
  • Alarm

Vivaro Life Edition

Vivaro Life Edition standard configuration is as a two-seater (bench seat can be optioned). The second row, or second and third row can be optioned to enable a five-, six-, eight- or nine-seat configuration. Edition offers further flexibility in the seating configuration as the second and third rows feature an individual folding third seat. This maximises flexibility for loading longer items of up to 2.4m alongside several passengers.

Edition replaces the Vivaro Combi and also competes in the minibus segment. Edition is aimed at businesses who require a functional people carrier. It has always had success as a donor for taxi and WAV/Motability conversions, and this will continue. New Vivaro Life Edition is ten per cent less at entry-level compared to its predecessor even when taking into consideration that second and third row seating need to be optioned:

Outgoing Vivaro Combi 2900 1.6CDTi (120PS) S/S L1H1 9-Seat

  • £32,717 on-the-road including VAT

New Vivaro Life Edition 2900 1.5CDTi (100PS) S/S M 2-Seat

  • £27,760 on-the-road including VAT
  • Second Row Seating – £800 on-the-road including VAT
  • Second and Third Row Seating – £1,600 on-the-road including VAT

Edition Specification (from £27,760 on-the-road)

  • 4-Way Driver’s Seat
  • Passenger Bench Seat
  • Radio with DAB, USB & BT
  • Power Windows (One-Touch facility)
  • Power/Heated Exterior Mirrors
  • 16” Steel Wheels with Centre Cover
  • Full-size Spare Wheel
  • Dual Side Sliding Doors
  • Driver and Passenger Airbags
  • Cruise Control with speed-limiter
  • Vauxhall Connect (E-Call)
  • Alarm