First pictures of all-new Vauxhall Vivaro Life MPV

Vauxhall is expanding its van-based MPV range, with the launch of the Vauxhall Vivaro Life. The nine-seater people carrier is based on the 2019 Vivaro panel van and goes on sale in February.

Vauxhall hasn't released any details about pricing or engines, but the 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro Life is expected to be offered with 1.6 and 2.0 turbodiesels, with the choice of manual or automatic transmissions. 

IntelliGrip traction control system will be available as an option, while a pure electric version will be added to the range 2021. All vans will be front-wheel drive and built at Vauxhall's manufacturing plant in Luton. 

The Vivaro Life borrows a lot of its tech and styling from the Citroen SpaceTourer, with buyers getting the option of a head-up display, camera/radar-based active cruise control and electric side doors. High spec models also get moveable leather seats, mounted on rails. With the seats removed, the Vivaro provides a 3.5 metre load length and 3,397 litres of cargo space.

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Vauxhall's promising a first class interior, with the range-topping Lounge trim providing front seats with massage and electric heating functions. The airline style leather chairs in the rear get a large 48cm wide base and a swivelling function so passengers can face each other and use a foldable table.

Designed predominantly for taxi firms, hotels and airport shuttle companies, the Vivaro Life is available in two lengths and will carry four to nine adults depending on spec. All versions measure less than two metres in height, which means drivers will be able to access underground garages and multi-storey car parks.

A seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system gets Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, along with 3D navigation and real-time traffic updates. The Vivaro Life will also get Vauxhall Connect telematics service as standard, which means business owners can keep track on their fleet’s location and driving habits.

On sale in February 2019, the Vivaro Life will reach the UK before the panel van which is expected in the summer. However, the in-van tech, styling and engine line-up is expected to remain broadly the same in the Vivaro van.  Prices and specs will be announced in the coming weeks. 

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