Opel Vivaro: now a clone of Peugeot and Citroen vans, not Renault. Promised four-wheel driveJanuary 23, 2019
A new German brand van will hit the market this summer. At first, customers will be offered a model with an internal combustion engine, later its electric version will be on sale.
A couple of weeks ago, Opel introduced the new Zafira Life minivan – the monocab is a twin of Peugeot Traveler, Citroen SpaceTourer and Toyota ProAce Verso. Today, the Germans declassified the cargo version of the model. As expected, the van is positioned as the third generation Vivaro. Recall that in previous generations Vivaro copied Renault Trafic, but since 2017, Opel belongs to the PSA concern, so cooperation with Renault has been discontinued. The new van is a clone of Peugeot Expert, Citroen Jumpy and Toyota ProAce Van. At the core of both cargo and passenger modifications is the EMP2 platform.
Externally, the Opel Vivaro can be distinguished from relatives only by radiator grille. Headlights got a new product from the model Citroen, rear lights are the same for all cars. Salon Vivaro also did not change. Like the rest of the brothers, the German-made van in the Old World will have three lengths: 4.6 m, 4.95 m and 5.3 m. The load capacity is 1.4 tons. Later, a version of the “combo”, that is, with two rows of seats and a cargo compartment.
About engines in Opel silent. The engines obviously also switched from the Peugeot Traveler / Citroen SpaceTourer – these are 1.6 and 2.0 liters BlueHDi diesel engines with capacities ranging from 95 to 177 hp. Gearboxes – manual or automatic. As for the brothers, four-wheel drive options are provided for Vivaro, the release of which will be the French company Dangel. In addition, in 2020, Opel, Peugeot and Citroen vans and minivans (Toyota has not made any announcements yet) will still acquire fully electric versions, but there are no details about the installations yet.
Orders for a new Opel Vivaro with a diesel engine will begin to take in February, then, apparently, prices will be announced. Start of “live” sales in Europe is scheduled for the summer. A van of the previous generation in Germany, for example, costs between € 30,226. Starting price tag Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy in Germany, a single – from 23,440 euros
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