Vauxhall Combo (2018–)
- June 2018: Vauxhall unveils all-new Combo
- September 2018: Combo to start from £15,630 excluding VAT
- September 2018: Vauxhall Combo named International Van of the Year 2019
- August 2019: Surround Rear Vision camera added to Combo van
Vauxhall unveils all-new Combo
Based on an all-new architecture and is available in a selection of variants, including short wheelbase, long wheelbase and crew van. It can carry a load volume of up to 4.4 cubic metres and a payload of up to a tonne. Longer items up to 3440mm, such as pipes and ladders, can be stored safely and securely, thanks to the rear swing doors and FlexCargo load through hatch.
In crew van body style, up to five occupants can be accommodated, while the load is safely stowed behind a partition wall. In addition, the rear bench can be folded down and the partition moved behind the front seats if required.
For added peace of mind, there is a sensor-based load indicator that warns if the van is overloaded. Once the engine is switched on, a white LED lights up if the weight exceeds 80 per cent of the permitted payload keeping the van safe. If the weight is above the limit, an orange signal with an exclamation mark lights up.
The new generation of infotainment systems ensures outstanding on-board connectivity. The Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi Pro systems can easily be controlled via the eight-inch colour touchscreen. The integrated navigation system of the top-of-range-line unit with European maps and 3D navigation also shows Traffic Messaging Channel updates, ensuring that drivers can always select the best route and avoid traffic. Elsewhere, the heated front seats and steering wheel offer added comfort when the temperature drops.
Combo to start from £15,630 excluding VAT
Edition from £15,630 excl. VAT: The Combo Edition features a 4-way adjustable driver seat and a passenger seat with practical under-seat storage. In addition to 15-inch wheels with a centre cover and a fixed steel bulkhead, a kerbside sliding door and overhead storage allow for easy loading. A 5-inch display radio with Bluetooth and DAB, one-touch windows and electric and heated exterior mirrors complete the package.
Sportive from £17,705 excl. VAT: In addition to the benefits of Edition, the Combo Sportive features a 6-way driver seat with lumbar support, armrest and storage, as well as a 4-way passenger seat. Larger 16-inch wheels with a full cover and air conditioning create a premium feel. Metallic paint and front and rear body-colour bumpers allows drivers to customise the appearance of their van. The Combo Sportive is fitted with Rear Parking Sensors, Cruise Control (with speed limiter) and an alarm to improve security.
LE NAV from £18,905 excl. VAT: Building on the features of Sportive, the Combo LE NAV is available with body colour exterior mirrors, exterior door handles, side protection mouldings and front bumper with skid plate. Also included are 16-inch alloy wheels and an 8-inch touchscreen with NAVI.
Crewvan from £18,605 excl. VAT: The Combo Crewvan is fitted with a fold-flat passenger seat, as well as an innovative two-position caged bulkhead that moves forward when the second row seats are folded down. A protective bag is included to prevent damage to the interior and dashboard that may be caused by longer loads.
Vauxhall Combo named International Van of the Year 2019
The third generation best-seller was crowned by a panel of 25 journalists and independent magazine editors who specialise in Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs). While improving its space and practicality, New Combo was also recognised for its style, increased comfort, technologies and features worthy of today’s passenger cars.
“The engineers and designers succeeded for the first time in the history of LCVs to create a multi-brand cooperation van, where all brands maintain their core values and brand personality without almost any compromise,” said a spokesperson for the International Van of the Year jury.
Surround Rear Vision camera added to Combo van
The optional system provides all-round visibility and helping drivers to safely turn and manoeuvre the van.
Not only does the Surround Rear Vision camera system greatly improve visibility to the rear, but also in the area of the blind spot on the passenger side. The technology is particularly useful in preventing potential accidents with cyclists and pedestrians when turning left.
The security feature combines two cameras that provide a range of views to the rear and to the side. The first camera is mounted above the rear doors, overlooking the area behind the vehicle. When reversing and parking, its display is shown on a dedicated five-inch screen. The driver can also switch between a close and a wider rear view. The wider rear view can also be shown when driving forwards, displaying a distance of four to over 30 metres behind the Combo Cargo.
The second camera is located under the passenger-side mirror of the Combo Cargo and shows the passenger view towards the rear. By switching to the display via the touchscreen, the driver can see whether cyclists or pedestrians are in what would normally be the blind spot. This allows the driver to safely turn left or the side of the vehicle is clear, preventing a potential accident.
This feature is part of the Parking Pack, a smart solution for today’s overcrowded roads. The pack also consists of front and rear parking distance sensors, power-folding door mirrors, front fog lights and ultrasonic side sensors. The parking pack, including the Surround Rear Vision camera, is available from £666.67 +VAT.