The new generation Opel Astra Van was launched in 2006 and was build on the base of the previous model that was available since 1998.
The new model comes with an increased load capacity and a more modern look continuing to offer the same advantages as the old Astra van.
The Opel Astra Van was designed for those for whom personal comfort is more important than the cargo capacity hence the vehicle can be considered to be closer to a car than to a van.
The new generation Opel Astra Van is available with 1.4 liter petrol, 1.4 liter diesel, 1.7 liter diesel and 1.9 liter diesel engines which develop between 89 and 120 hp. The strongest engine can tow up to 685kg unbraked.
Besides the Corsa van , Opel is also commercializing the bigger Astra van model. The Astra van is significantly bigger than the Corsa van and offers a better balance between practicality and driving dynamics.
The van is based on the Astra estate and the old generation was available between 1998 -2006. To obtain the van, Opel removed the rear seats of the passenger car and replaced the rear windows with a set of metallic panels. The Opel Astra van was priced from $ 18000 and was available with petrol and diesel engines, with gross vehicle weights of up to 1100 kg.
The first generation Opel Corsa van was sold between 2001 – 2006 and was part of the micro van movement that took everyone by surprise. The Corsa van competed against similar models such as Ford Fiesta van, Peugeot 206 van and Renault Clio van, all of them being based on regular passenger hatchbacks.
At the launch, the Opel Corsa van was available with three engines including 1.2 liter petrol, 1.4 liter petrol and a 1.7 diesel unit, but in the end the smaller petrol units were ditched in favor of the 1.7 liter diesel.
With a starting price of $ 16.000, the Opel Corsa van was aimed at small business owners who looked for a compact and practical van which offers low fuel consumption and cheap costs of ownership.
Today’s supermini vans are more stylish than ever and they still keep all the advantages and the disadvantages of the old generations.
Opel’s Corsavan is among the most attractive vehicles in this class and was designed for those operators who need to deal with only small cargos and drive a lot around town.
The old Corsavan had a pretty dull appearance, but the new one looks fairly sporty, borrowing a lot of lines form the bigger Astra model.
There new Corsavan is offered with a choice of economical ecoFLEX diesel engines which offer reduce fuel consumption and develop between 69 hp and 93 hp. The maximum payload is pretty generous, the van being able to deal with up to 550 kg regardless of what engine option you choose.
The Movano it is Opel ’s heavy duty weapon designed to fight on the big panel van battlefield. Even it wasn’t as advanced as the new generation, the old Movano was a practical work horse with a versatile nature which help it to be suited for a wide range of commercial applications.
The old Movano was sold between 1999 and 2003 but in 2001 the entire range of engines was replaced with more efficient common rail units. At that time the offer included 1.9 liter, 2.2 liter and 2.3 liter engines with gross vehicle weights ranging from 2.8 tonnes to 3.5 tonnes and payload capacities between 1,047kg and 1,705kg.
The first generation of the Opel Combo was received with enthusiasm by the market, as it had an affordable price and a highly versatile and practical character.
The main faults of the Opel Combo are its engines which are a half step behind of what we’ll usually find in this segment. But despite this fact, the vehicle is still able to score nice figures when it comes to sales charts and continues to be sold together with the New Combo generation that was launched in 2008.
The Peugeot Combo price starts at $ 17.000 and has a maximum payload capacity of 600 kg while the engines lineup includes two diesels and one petrol.
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The Opel Vivaro was launched in 2000 at the same time with its twins from Renault and Nissan. With an innovative style the Opel Vivaro was far ahead of its times and its wicked style survived pretty well for over ten years.
The Vivaro is positioned just below the Movano in the Vauxhall’s commercial hierarchy and is aimed mainly against models like The Ford Transit or Volkswagen Transporter.
The vehicle is available as a panel van, passenger carrier and chassis cab and comes with both short and long wheelbases. The Opel Vivaro has a starting price of $25000 and is powered by a range of 2.0 and 2.5 liter diesels or a 2.0 liter petrol unit.
The Opel Movano is a mid-sized commercial vehicle that made its debut in 1998. The vehicle is sold in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall badge and received its latest upgrades in 2010.
The vehicle features a maximum GVW (gross vehicle weight) of up to 4500 kg and is based on the actual generation Renault Master while both generations are based on the current Renault Master. The vehicle is available in single cab or crew cab configuration and comes with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and heavy-duty twin rear-wheel drive options. Moreover, all models come with a three-year/100,000 mile warranty on both the chassis and the conversion (when factory built). With a starting price of 13.000 GBP (ex taxes) the Opel Movano is one of the most affordable chassis cab models from the market.