Vauxhall’s new Corsavan ecoFLEX can manage 78.3 mpg along with emissions of just 95 g/km CO2.
The Corsavan 1.3 CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop achieves the sub-100g/km figure through a host of efficiency improvements including a variable geometry turbocharger, lowered chassis, aerodynamic wheel covers and optimised gear ratios with a ‘shift up’ indicator.
These upgrades help the Corsavan ecoFLEX achieve Euro 5 compliancy as well as 65.6 mpg in urban driving.
The new Coravan ecoFLEX model is priced at £13,048 and is now open for orders.
Corsavan has seen strong sales in the first half of 2011, up 20 per cent on last year. Sales to private buyers have been helped by the offer of four years’ 0% APR finance, four years’ free servicing, a four year warranty and four years’ AA cover.
In January, Vauxhall became the first manufacturer to offer an ‘eco’ product for each model in its van range with the launch of ecoFLEX commercial vehicles. ecoFLEX models include Corsavan, Combo and Movano and the British-built Astravan and Vivaro.
Vauxhall is the UK’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with over 77,000 vans rolling off the production lines at its plants in Luton, Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire last year.