Arriving in our showrooms in December, the Combo is based on an all-new architecture and is offered in a selection of variants, including short wheelbase, long wheelbase and crew van. It can carry a load volume of up to 4.4m3 and a payload of up to a tonne. Longer items up to 3440mm, such as pipes and ladders, can be stored safely and securely, thanks to the rear swing doors and FlexCargo load-through hatch.
In crew van body style, up to five occupants can be accommodated, while the load is safely stowed behind a partition wall. In addition, the rear bench can be folded down and the partition moved behind the front seats if required.
“Vauxhall’s all-new Combo raises the bar in the compact van segment,” said Derek Wilson, Vauxhall’s LCV Director. “Practical, comfortable and packed with all latest driver assistance and connectivity technology, the new Combo is the small van that meets all your business needs.”
The all-new Combo is launched in to the Van-B segment, which last year accounted for 84,306 registrations in the UK.
Robust exterior design with sculpted details
Innovative architecture combines EMP2 platform to an upgraded CV rear chassis
Ergonomically designed interior and cargo area with segment-leading capability
The Combo’s personality is clear as soon as you see the exterior. A robust appearance countered by sculpted details enhances precision and solidity.
The underfloor architecture is a true innovation, combining a passenger car modular front chassis (EMP2 or Efficient Modular Platform 2) to an upgraded commercial vehicle rear chassis. The intelligent use of high-strength steel and lightweight aluminium has ensured that cargo capability has not been compromised, but in fact improved. As well as shortened front and rear overhangs, the EMP2 front end provides a passenger car-like driving experience. Advanced driver assistance systems provide additional support for the driver.
The lighting design at the rear is linear and vertical. This optimises the size of the boot lid and eases cargo loading. The Combo also features wide-spanned doors with integrated hidden hinges that are designed to provide greater security against theft.
The interior is even more impressive and provides the driver with everything that they need. The layout is ergonomically designed, with all controls instinctively located and easily accessible. The seating position is more upright and gives the driver a commanding view, while the compact, flat-bottomed steering wheel allows for easier access to the cabin.
The cargo area is uncompromised and offers segment-leading capability. Standard configuration includes wide-spanned rear swing doors and a nearside sliding door. Both nearside and offside sliding doors access is standard on long wheelbase and Crew Van models. This allows easy access to a practical cargo space.
PAYLOAD, CAPACITY AND FLEXIBILITY
Up to 1,000 kg payload, loading volume of 4.4m3 and loading length of 3,440 mm
Standard and XL version with roof hatch available
Crew cab variant can transport equipment and up to five people
The Combo is available as a standard (4.4m) or XL version (4.75m) – both with a choice of two or three front seats. It also comes as a spacious crew cab with five seats. The new compact Vauxhall transporter outshines its segment rivals with a load volume of up to 4.4m3. It can also transport payloads up to 1,000kg and long items up to 3,440mm in length. The Combo can also load up to two Euro pallets thanks to the increased distance between the wheel arches.
Long items, such as wooden planks can be stowed at an angle via the optional roof hatch. A sensor-based overload indicator is also available. It allows the driver to check the vehicle is not overloaded – a unique feature in the segment. While the optional Construction Pack set-up ensures the Combo even masters difficult terrain with ease.
The Construction Pack provides improved underride protection thanks to a sump guard and Michelin Latitude Tour Mud and Snow tyres for added grip. The chassis height is also increased by 30mm.
The Combo is available in numerous variants, allowing countless configurations to suit all sector needs.
Dependent on trim level, the 4.40m standard Combo with a wheelbase of 2,785mm is available with zero, one or two sliding side doors. It can transport payloads of up to 1,000kg and has a cargo volume of 3.3m3 to 3.8m3 and can stow items up to 3,090mm long. Transporting even longer items is easy too, with the option to select rear swing doors and a useful roof hatch. The roof hatch opens at an angle of up to 40 degrees and has a width of 1,201mm and a panel length of 617mm, meaning ladders and such like can be transported with relative ease.
The XL variant, is 4.75m long, with a wheelbase of 2,975mm and a load volume of up to 4.4m3 and can carry working equipment with a length of up 3,440mm. It comes with two sliding side doors as standard to facilitate easy access and loading.
Another major advantage to the Combo, is being able to easily load bulky items through the rear doors, with a low loading edge of just 548mm. Even in the standard Combo variant, there is enough space between the wheel arches for a forklift to load two Euro pallets. This saves time when loading and unloading and in turn money, as work can be turned around more quickly.
Safety is also a major consideration in the new design. There are six tie rings on the floor and an option to fit four more at mid-height to ensure everything is kept secure and in place. Furthermore, a partition available as a solid wall or with a window and protection grill, separates the cab from the loading area.
RANGE, PRICING AND EQUIPMENT
Combo prices to start from £15,630 excluding VAT
Available to order now, arriving in showrooms in December
Class-leading compact van full of innovations
With class-leading load carrying capability, fuel economy and CO2 efficiency, Vauxhall’s all-new Combo van will arrive in showrooms in December, priced from £15,630 excluding VAT.
The all-new Combo offers a car-like driver compartment and performance, with state-of-the-art technology, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and class-leading cargo flexibility offering unrivalled capability. Both petrol and diesel engines are best-in-class on fuel economy and CO2 efficiency.
All Combo variants have a lower list price compared with their predecessors. The Edition Diesel is available from £15,630 (excl. VAT), compared with £16,125 of the outgoing Combo and the Sportive Diesel is priced at £17,703 (excl. VAT), compared with £18,670 of the outgoing Sportive. The LE NAV is available from £18,905 (excl. VAT).
The Combo comes in three trims: Edition, Sportive and Limited Edition NAV (LE NAV). A diverse range of powertrains across petrol, diesel, manual and automatic is available, as well as two wheelbase lengths (L1H1 and L2H1).
Smart driver assistance and safety features available in the Combo include Lane Keep Assist, Forward Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection, Drowsiness Indicator, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automotive Emergency Braking. The Combo also features numerous technology innovations unique in its segment, such as Surround Rear Vision, providing a digital rear-view mirror, and Flank Guard, helping to prevent side damage from low-level obstructions. Overload Indicator ensures that the driver does not exceed the vehicle’s load capacity, while IntelliGrip provides grip assistance in adverse driving conditions.
FlexCargo is a clever package that features a bench-seat easily adaptable to a variety of usages. The passenger seat folds down for extended length cargo, or folds up to enable safe cargo storage within the cabin. The system features an electric, rather than floor-mounted, park-brake, ensuring a wider and more comfortable middle third seat. This middle seat can fold down to reveal an office table.
Edition from £15,630 excl. VAT: The Combo Edition features a four-way adjustable driver seat and a passenger seat with practical under-seat storage. In addition to 15-inch wheels with a centre cover and a fixed steel bulkhead, a nearside sliding door and overhead storage allow for easy loading. A five-inch display radio with Bluetooth and DAB, one-touch windows and electric and heated exterior mirrors complete the package.
Sportive from £17,705 excl. VAT: In addition to the benefits of Edition, the Combo Sportive features a six-way driver seat with adjustable lumbar support, centre armrest and storage, as well as a four-way passenger seat. Larger 16-inch wheels with a full cover and air conditioning create a premium feel. Metallic paint and front and rear body-colour bumpers allow drivers to customise the appearance of their van. The Combo Sportive is fitted with Rear Parking Sensors, Cruise Control (with speed limiter) and an alarm to improve security.
LE NAV from £18,905 excl. VAT: Building on the features of Sportive, the Combo LE NAV is available with body colour exterior mirrors, exterior door handles, side protection mouldings and front bumper with skid plate. Also included are 16-inch alloy wheels and an eight-inch touchscreen with NAVI.
Crew Van from £18,605 excl. VAT: The Combo Crewvan is fitted with a fold-flat passenger seat, as well as an innovative two-position caged bulkhead that moves forward when the second row seats are folded down. A protective bag is included to prevent damage to the interior and dashboard that may be caused by longer loads.