February 18, 2021
One of the UK’s longest-established vehicle manufacturers and headquartered in Luton, Vauxhall’s roots go back to 1857, with the first models rolling off the production line back in 1903. It’s a brand that’s synonymous with British industry, woven into our motoring life, and one the nation is justifiably proud of. Indeed, it’s the country’s second-biggest selling motoring brand.
If you’re wondering what Vauxhall vans there are, the marque sells a range of light commercial vehicles, having previously offered vans (as well as trucks and buses) under the Bedford Vehicles banner.
Models are packed with features to support your business, depending on how many people and how much cargo you have to transport; the line-up offers plenty of choice. Here are the models we currently supply at Vansdirect:
The Vauxhall Movano is a large van, launched in 2010 and offered in its current ‘Movano B’ guise for more than a decade. Following a significant 2019 upgrade, it’s a serious contender if you’re after a big vehicle that’s pretty generous when it comes to payload.
The facelift brought in a fresh-look front, hugely enhanced interior, extra safety kit plus an improved 2.3-litre diesel engine line-up.
With a gross weight of 3,500kg, the Movano can carry more than just about any of its competitors. And it’s perfect if you need a hard-grafting workhorse of a van for heavy-duty tasks rather than a highly sophisticated drive with stacks of advanced technology.
This medium-sized van has belonged to the Vauxhall van family since the beginning of the twenty-first century. It’s built in Luton at Britain’s only light commercial vehicle factory, and its third generation was unveiled in 2019; the model was given a thorough revamp at the same time.
It comes in two lengths, and while the high-roof option has been discontinued, a van with a second row of seats is available, as is an electric version. (Plus two diesel engines.) There’s the choice to have an 8-speed automatic transmission on some models; otherwise, you’ve got 6-speed manual gears.
The Edition, Dynamic, Elite and Sportive trims make up the range, with the Limited at the top of the range and aimed clearly at the self-employed as well as smaller businesses.
Overall, you will find the Vivaro a user-friendly van which offers a car-like drive and is ideal if you need a medium-sized commercial vehicle.
The small-van sector is fiercely competitive, but it’s one on which the Combo stands out.
In general terms, the Combo is an excellent-value compact van, and cost-effective thanks to the frugality of its engines. It’s competitively priced with a good choice of three trim levels, and spacious despite its compact size. A good drive with a comfortable cab, there are two lengths plus a single roof height.
The Sportive is aimed mainly at small-business owners. And it offers extras including rear parking sensors, air con, metallic paint and cruise control, along with a good choice of engines and safety kit. Load volume is up to 3.9 cubic metres in the L2 model, with its longer wheelbase.
Vansdirect offers unbeatable finance deals on new Vauxhall vans, whether you’re setting up, upgrading or expanding your business fleet. What’s more, we’ve been in the business for some two decades, so it’s an industry we understand inside out. Talk to us about contract hire, hire purchase and van leasing deals.