Production starts in June for the new Movano, built to drive businesses forward with improved efficiency, attractive design and intelligent features, and is priced to start from £27,745 excluding VAT.
Improving on the previous version of the Movano, the new van features enhancements to exterior and interior design, new engines and new driver assistance and technological features. The introduction of the large van means Vauxhall’s LCV model range is completely refreshed. The award-winning Combo Cargo was launched at the end of last year, and with the new Vivaro arriving at the end of July, Vauxhall boasts the youngest LCV fleet in the market.
As the largest vehicle in Vauxhall’s LCV portfolio, the Movano is offered in four different lengths and three heights. The smallest of these is a panel van with the base powertrain specification and is priced at £27,745 (excl. VAT), with a long-wheelbase option with added height priced at £31,600 (excl. VAT). A number of models with Euro VId (Heavy Duty Cycle) engines are priced from £32,400 (excl. VAT), while the largest and most powerful of the panel van options is priced at £39,815 (excl. VAT). The new Movano is also available as a Doublecab, priced from £33,250 (excl. VAT). In panel van specification, the new Movano is available in L1H1 with every variation through to L4H3 sizing, while the Edition trim is consistent across the Movano range.
Improved design, engine options and technology
The new Movano gets a new modern front end that clearly identifies it as member of the Vauxhall’s LCV family. Daytime running lamps are now incorporated into headlights, and continuously flow into the new chrome cross bar added to the grille. Inside, the cockpit has also been updated, and laid out like a modern mobile office. The interior of the van takes on a thoughtful design that is ergonomic with controls intuitively located. With a total of 22 storage compartments and spaces there is lots of room for everything and anything needed on a daily basis.
With a range of powerful yet frugal engines options with smooth transmissions, Vauxhall has revised the Movano’s powertrain line-up for low running costs, reduced emissions and maximum efficiency. All engine options are Euro 6D Temp (Euro 6.2) or Heavy-duty Cycle Euro VId-specified. The 2.3-litre Turbo Diesel engine is consistent throughout the range, available with a number of power outputs. The 135PS powertrain is four per cent more powerful than the outgoing unit, also with a 12 per cent improvement in emissions and a 15 per cent increase in combined fuel economy. The 150PS Start/Stop engine is more powerful than before, also with a 14 per cent improvement in emissions and 17 per cent increase in combined fuel economy.
A number of driver assistance systems are available for the first time on the new Movano, making driving more relaxing and safe. Side-Wind Assistant is standard on all models, as the Electronic Stability Programme is automatically activated to improve handling. The new Movano’s standard equipment also includes automatic windscreen wipers and automatic dipped-beam headlights. Options extend to a rear vision camera system, which gives a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen to provide ultimate visibility and helps detect cyclists and pedestrians. A blind spot monitoring system is also new to the Movano, using ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in the blind spot and alerting the driver with LED indicators in the corresponding mirror. A lane departure warning system sounds an audible alarm if the driver strays from their lane.
Behind the wheel, drivers benefit from excellent connectivity and entertainment features thanks to the Navi 5.0 IntelliLink Pro infotainment system, which is available for the first time on new Movano. The system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, with the interior featuring a wireless charging point for smartphones.