10 June 2024

Opel launches trio of light commercial vehicles

Opel’s new generation of light commercial vehicles will land in Irish showrooms from this month, available in both diesel and all-electric, writes Trish Whelan. Each of the trio features a new exterior styling and a redesigned cockpit and with enhanced safety equipment as standard. 

The compact new Opel Combo is available in two trims and two lengths (L1 and L2), and has a maximum load length of 3.4m, a load volume of up to 4.4m3 and payload of up to 1000kg. The level one trim, L1H1 1.5 turbo diesel 100hp retails from €26,495, plus delivery. Standard equipment includes cruise control, intelligent speed assist, rear parking sensors, six airbags, smartphone station with voice recognition, spare wheel, air con, solid bulkhead with trapdoor and automatic high beam assist. The level two Combo Sportive trim is from €28,895 and gains a 10-inch touchscreen, 10-inch driver information screen, Matrix LED headlamps, 180-deg rear view camera. 

The medium-sized new Opel Vivaro comes in two trims and two lengths with a maximum load length of 4m, load volumes of up to 6.6m3 and payload of up to 1,400kg. The Komfort L1H11 turbo diesel 120hp retails from €35,995 plus delivery. The level two retails from €37,995. 

The large new Opel Movano, available in Komfort trim, will arrive in the coming weeks in panel van body type offering three length and three height variants and a chassis cab body type. It offers a payload of up to 2 tonnes and has towing capacity of up to 3 tonnes and load volume of up 17m3 (5 Euro pallets). The panel Van retails from €38,295. It includes a full steel bulkhead. Battery-electric versions include up to 420km on a single charge for the Movano Electric - the interior pictured below. 

Year-to-date Opel LCV registrations have seen a major uplift of 53pc here, winning an 8.2pc market share and maintaining 5th place in the marketplace.