The 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro will be hitting dealerships over the summer, with production taking place at the company’s Luton factory. Based on the Peugeot Expert, the Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 will be available in three wheelbases and the choice of either a 1.6- or 2.0-litre diesel engine.
Superseding the aging Vauxhall Arena in 2001, the first-generation Vauxhall Vivaro was the second van developed in-conjunction with Renault-Nissan after the Vauxhall Movano. The second-generation Vivaro came along in 2014 but, due to a buyout from PSA (Peugeot-Citroen) in 2017, Vauxhall is currently in the process of replacing all of its Renault-based vans with PSA versions.
Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 specification
Trim levels have yet to be announced, but the PSA van on which it is based is one of the most advanced vehicles in this segment. For example, there is a 180-degree visibility from the bird’s eye view camera displayed on the 7-inch display and, just in case you miss something, ultrasonic sensors have been integrated into the front and rear bumpers to alert the driver of obstacles when parking.
The 7-inch display also hosts the Multimedia and Multimedia Navi infotainment systems, which both feature phone integration via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and the latter also including satellite navigation.
Interestingly for the fleets, Vauxhall will roll out the Vauxhall Connect telematics service during 2019 which will encompass useful functions like Live Navigation with real-time traffic information, direct connection with roadside assistance and emergency call providing additional peace of mind.
Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 engine and driveline
There will be no fewer than 5 engine options on the Vauxhall Vivaro; a 1.6-litre diesel available in power ratings of 94hp/240Nm (5-speed manual) and 114hp/300Nm (6-speed manual) or a 2.0-litre diesel in 120hp/340Nm (6-speed automated manual), 148hp/370Nm (6-speed manual) and 177hp/400Nm (6-speed automatic) guises. An all-electric version is expected to join the range in 2021.
Weight and dimensions
The 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro is available in either short, medium or long wheelbase; offering load lengths of 2,162mm, 2,512mm and 2,862mm. Given the standard load height of 1,397mm and width of 1,628mm (1,367mm between the wheelarches), this equates to load volumes of 4.6, 5.3 and 6.1 cubic metres.
Gross vehicle weights vary between 2.6 and 3.1 tonnes with payloads ranging from 1,000 to 1,500kg, approximately.
Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 price and availability
Prices have yet to be announced by Vauxhall, but they are expected to be in the same ballpark as its Peugeot and Citroen-badged siblings; starting at around £19,000 plus VAT. The 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro is back by a 3-year, 100,000 mile warranty.
Vauxhall Vivaro 2019 technical information
Engine: 1.6 (1,560cc) diesel, 2.0 (1,997cc) diesel
Performance: 94hp/240Nm (5-speed manual), 114hp/300Nm (6-speed manual), 120hp/340Nm (6-speed automated manual), 148hp/370Nm (6-speed manual), 177hp/400Nm (6-speed automatic).
Fuel economy: 49.6 – 57.6mpg
Load lengths: 2,162mm / 2,512mm / 2,862mm
Load height: 1,397mm
Load width: 1,628mm
Between the wheelarches: 1,367mm
Payload range: 1,000kg – 1,500kg
Load volume range (m³): 4.6 – 6.1
Warranty: 3-years, 100,000 miles
Starting price: £19,000 plus VAT (approx.)