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Vauxhall adds Life models to Combo and Vivaro range

December 17, 2023

Vauxhall has updated its electric lineup with the Vauxhall Combo Life Electric and Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric models.

The Vauxhall Combo Life Electric is positioned as the ultimate family vehicle with two length options (L1 and L2) and room for ip to seven passengers. The Combo Life gets a redesigned front end incorporating new Vauxhall Vizor and LED headlights.

Inside, the fully digital cockpit gets an infotainment systems with 10-inch color touchscreens, wireless smartphone connection, and inductive charging. The Combo Life Electric offers a panoramic roof with electric sun protection, providing passengers with an enhanced travel experience.

One of the standout features is the increased range, reaching up to 205 miles (WLTP) on a single charge—approximately 18% more than the previous model. The range increase is achieved through advancements in the electric drivetrain and a more efficient heat pump for optimal battery conservation in low temperatures.

Power comes form an electric motor with 100kW (136PS) and 260Nm of torque. Top speed is limited to 84 mph. Drivers can choose between Eco, Normal, and Power driving modes, and the regenerative braking system, adjustable through paddle shifters, enhances energy efficiency. The Combo Life Electric can be rapidly charged to 80% capacity in around 30 minutes at a 100kW public charging station.

Vivaro Life Electric

For those seeking a comfortable and ultra-modern VIP shuttle, the Vauxhall Vivaro Life Electric is the answer. Available in two lengths (4.98 meters and 5.33 meters), it accommodates up to nine people and boasts sensor-controlled electric sliding doors for easy access.

The Vivaro Life Electric, now equipped with a 75kWh battery, offers an extended range of up to 217 miles (WLTP), a significant improvement from its predecessor. The regenerative braking system and adjustable recuperation levels further enhance energy efficiency. The van can be charged to 80% capacity in approximately 38 minutes at a 100 kW DC rapid charging station.

Powered by a 100 kW/136PS electric motor, the Vivaro Life Electric accelerates briskly up to a top speed of 81 mph. Drivers can choose from three driving modes: Normal, Eco, and Power.

Enhanced safety

Both the Combo Life Electric and Vivaro Life Electric have made improvements to their safety, with up to 18 state-of-the-art assistance systems. Highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function, a 180-degree rear-view camera, and the adaptive IntelliLux LED Matrix light system for optimal visibility.

The redesigned ergonomic cockpit in both models includes a fully digital 10-inch driver information display and infotainment systems based on the Snapdragon Cockpit platform, offering wireless connectivity, inductive charging, and natural voice recognition.

Full UK pricing, specifications, and customer ordering details are expected to be confirmed in early 2024, further exciting electric vehicle enthusiasts and those looking for modern, efficient, and spacious transportation solutions.

Written by: thevanreviewer 

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