It’s only recently that the CO2 outputs of vans have been quoted, and Vauxhall is now offering low CO2 versions of all its van range with the launch of ecoFLEX Commercial Vehicles.
The range includes two new Luton-built Vivaro ecoFLEX vans, a 2.0 CDTi (90 PS) and a 2.0 CDTi (115 PS), both with CO2 outputs of just 185 g/km, but still with payloads of up to 1254 kg.
These new middleweight vans are in addition to the recently-launched Corsavan ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTi (75 PS) Start/Stop which emits just 105 g/km CO2.
Offering best-in-class CO2 output of 202 g/km, the Movano ecoFLEX is based on the 3.3-tonne L2H2 2.3 CDTI (100 PS) model already on sale. Vauxhall describes its manually-operated windows, door mirrors and door locking, a tyre repair kit in lieu of spare wheel and a 56 mph speed limiter as ‘efficiency features’.
The Astravan and Combo will also see the lowest CO2 output derivatives badged as ecoFLEX.
Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles, said: “Vauxhall is the first manufacturer to offer an ‘eco’ product for each model in its range. Green credentials are becoming a higher priority for customers looking to reduce the carbon footprint of their vehicles. Our vans have always been known for their low running costs and the ecoFLEX badge clearly identifies to our customers the lowest CO2 model for each vehicle in our range.”
The full range of ecoFLEX commercial vehicles will be available to order at Vauxhall retailers from February.