Vauxhall Combo (2012–2018)
- February 2012: Vauxhall Combo goes on sale
- May 2012: New 1.4-litre petrol engine added
- October 2012: DAB upgrade introduced
- February 2013: Two year service intervals introduced
Vauxhall Combo goes on sale
A redbadged version of the Fiat Doblo Cargo the new Combo replaced the Corsa-based version. Two lengths (4.39m and 4.74m) combined with two heights (1.85m and 2.10m) are available. With the L1 the load volume is 3400 litres while the L2 has 4200 litres with load lengths of 1.82m (L1) and 2.17m (L2) and the load width of 1.71m. There are two payloads: 750kg and 1000kg.
Conveniently low loading height (54.5cm) combined with wide opening sliding side doors enable easier loading and convenient access to cargo. An optional upward opening flap built into the rear of the roof of new Combo L1H1 models enable the secure transport of longer loads such as ladders and pipes.
Engines include 1.3 CDTi and a 1.6 CDTi, each with 90PS, as well as a 1.6 CDTi variant with 105PS and a powerful 2.0 CDTi engine providing 135PS. The 1.3 CDTi engines are fitted with five-speed manual transmissions, while the more powerful CDTi units have a six-speed manual transmission. The 1.6 CDTi is also offered with Vauxhall’s ’Tecshift’ automated five-speed manual transmission. With the exception of the Tecshift units, all powertrains are available with Start/Stop functionality to deliver lower fuel consumption and emissions.
New 1.4-litre petrol engine added
The new 95PS Euro 5-compliant Combo unit is available in L1H1 and L2H1 body types. The engine also features Start/Stop technology achieving CO2 of 163g/km and a claimed 40.3mpg on the short wheelbase model.
DAB upgrade introduced
DAB digital radio is now available for all Vauxhall commercial vehicles for £195. The system is fitted by Vauxhall retailers and can be completely integrated with existing steering-wheel mounted controls and the installed stereo’s display. The installation is quick and because it’s connected directly into the van’s existing entertainment system, there are no unsightly wires or extra controls to worry about.
Two year service intervals introduced
From March 2013, all Combo models will move to two year service intervals or 21,000 miles (18,000 miles for petrol variants) or oil life quality monitor warning, whichever is sooner.