Vauxhall has released the first pictures of the Vivaro-e, its first factory-built, fully-electric van, set to arrive in the market as more and more UK cities welcome emissions-free vehicles. Built on the same line as the diesel-engined Vivaro, and available to order from June in two lengths and two body variants, the Vivaro-e has a range of up to 188 miles on the WLTP cycle. Vauxhall says that multi-drop deliveries around large town and cities on a single charge will become a reality for British business users.
Still heavily disguised, Vauxhall has released a teaser picture of the all-new Mokka as it starts its initial testing with engineering teams. The big news is that for the first time there will be a fully-electric Mokka, though combustion-engined versions will still be available in the range.
The Corsa-e is now available with Vauxhall Connect, a feature accessed via the MyVauxhall app, which allows owners to access information, such as the remaining range, the cheapest re-charging options and pre-conditioning of the interior. Smartphone users can also learn the charging status of their car, remotely start the air conditioning, and select the charging time required.
During its closure, the Groupe PSA Vauxhall site at Ellesmere Port has remained “active” and implemented a protocol of reinforced health measures. This protocol, now approved by Management, has been fully audited, in order to assess its implementation. Ellesmere Port’s Management team has invited Unite, representing plant employees, to make a final review of the safety protocols, before a resumption of manufacturing activity can begin.
Vauxhall has announced a new initiative across its national service and repair network intended to position its retailers as “go-to” outlets for parts and service, while offering prices it says would normally only seen in the aftermarket sector. The services are offered under the Vauxhall Fixed Price Repairs banner.
Vauxhall is providing 22 staff to the Luton site of Smiths Medical, a division of Smiths Group plc, which is being tasked with significantly increasing production of Smiths Group’s paraPAC plus. These ventilators are approved and have been in use within the NHS for over 10 years. The staff – 20 assemblers, plus a Team Leader and Supervisor – were hand-picked from Vauxhall’s Kimpton Road Plant that produces the Vivaro van. They were chosen due to their specialist skills and ability to carry out intricate production work to a very high standard.
Vauxhall says it has become the first mainstream volume manufacturer to achieve full RDE2 compliance across its entire model line-up, giving company car drivers and businesses significant savings. Meeting the second phase of the European Union Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test will become mandatory for all new diesel vehicles registered after January 2021. Now Vauxhall says it has achieved compliance nearly a year ahead of the legislation for its entire model line-up, including the all-new Corsa and new Astra.
Vauxhall’s all-new Corsa is available on personal contract purchase (PCP) from £211 per month with zero per cent interest and £0 deposit. The company says that the new model has the most efficient Corsa powertrains ever. It also has modern infotainment and connectivity, including multimedia systems with up to 10-inch touchscreens, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. IntelliLux LED headlights are available for the first time on a Corsa.
Following on from its All Makes check-up campaign, Vauxhall has introduced a new Tyres Online section to the brand’s website. Just as the All Makes campaign is open to all drivers, no matter the make or model of their car, so too is Tyres Online. With the new offering, drivers of any car can search, select, purchase and arrange tyre fittings at their local retailer via the Vauxhall website.
With the new Astra in showrooms now, Vauxhall is highlighting the savings to be made by business customers, thanks to its compliance with the Real Driving Emissions Step 2 (RDE2) standards. As the only RDE2-compliant mainstream production car, the new diesel-powered…