All-Rounder with Style: The New Opel Vivaro


  • Unique: LCV multi-talent with Opel Vizor brand fascia for first time
  • Locally emissions-free: Vivaro Electric with driving range of up to 350 km (WLTP1), also with new e-Power Take-off unit
  • Wide choice of drivetrains: Battery-electric, as Vivaro HYDROGEN fuel cell vehicle, or with efficient diesel engines
  • Safety first: 18 driver assistance systems including Dynamic Surround Vision
  • Best connections: Class-leading connectivity and two 10-inch colour monitors, cockpit based on Snapdragon® Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.2

An all-rounder with a stylish appearance – this is the new Opel Vivaro that the German brand unveiled today. Businesses can rely on the proven virtues of the versatile commercial vehicle and also benefit from many new features. For the first time, the Vivaro – like the Opel car models – features the distinctive Opel Vizor brand fascia, which extends seamlessly into the optional LED headlights. In addition, the new Vivaro makes working life easier; with a total of 18 state-of-the-art assistance systems, including Dynamic Surround Vision soon, every journey becomes safer and more pleasant. In the interior, Vivaro occupants find themselves in a new cockpit: new infotainment systems based on the Snapdragon® Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies2 with two 10-inch screens and wireless smartphone connectivity offer numerous customisation options.

With the new Vivaro, Opel continues its electrification offensive – more modern, more sustainable and, above all, with additional range. The new Vivaro Electric offers a locally emissions-free driving range of up to 350 kilometres (according to WLTP1). Also unique in this segment is the “e-Power Take-off Unit”, which can be used to supply other electrical devices with power from the traction battery. The new Vivaro will also be available as a further developed hydrogen fuel cell transporter. Every business can therefore choose the type of drivetrain it prefers.

Opel CEO Florian Huettl: “Our best-selling Opel Vivaro is now even more modern, practical and sustainable. With a newly designed, digital cockpit, further extended electric driving range and the innovative HYDROGEN option, the all-rounder is the heart of our LCV offensive. This means that every business can find the Vivaro best suited to its requirements.”

Stylish, electrified and practical: New Vivaro unites car and LCV qualities

Versatile and practical in daily use, the new Vivaro is also good looking. The Opel LCV bestseller – like its smaller sibling, the Opel Combo – brings the characteristic Opel Vizor brand fascia to the LCV segment for the first time. The Vizor extends seamlessly across the front of the vehicle, integrating the headlights and the Opel Blitz emblem in the middle.

The new Opel Vivaro Electric is available with either a 50 kWh or 75 kWh battery. With the further developed 75 kWh battery on board, a range of up to 350 kilometres (WLTP1) is possible without a charging stop – over 20 km more than before. To ensure particularly energy-efficient driving, the Vivaro Electric has a regenerative braking system that can be adjusted in three recuperation levels using paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. The electric vehicle can be charged quickly using the standard 11 kW onboard charger. At a 100 kW DC fast charging station, a short stop of around 38 minutes for the 50 kWh and 45 minutes for the 75 kWh battery is necessary to charge from 5 to 80 per cent of the battery capacity.

The new Vivaro Electric is powered by a 100 kW/136 hp electric motor. The maximum torque of 260 Newton metres is available from the first squeeze of the accelerator, so that the locally emissions-free van can accelerate briskly up to a top speed of 130 km/h. Depending on their preferences, drivers can choose between three driving modes: Normal, Eco and Power.

Completely new is the possibility of using the traction battery as a power source for other electrical devices. This works via the “e Power Take-off Unit” (initially with 400 V), which can be connected to the vehicle. In this way, no additional batteries or generators are needed. In addition, with a height of around 1.90 metres, the Vivaro Electric is suitable for underground parking and, thanks to the practical underfloor design of the battery, offers full versatility in terms of space utilisation and loading volume.

For those who want to drive with zero local emissions and “refuel” even faster, Opel will in future offer the further developed Vivaro HYDROGEN. The fuel cell vehicle has a range of more than 400 km (WLTP1) and can be refuelled with hydrogen in just a few minutes. Highly efficient diesel engines with power outputs from 88 kW/120 hp to 130 kW/177 hp complete the line-up.

The line-up of body variants is as wide as that of the drivetrain: the new Vivaro is available in two lengths (4.98 m and 5.33 m), as a panel van, a crew cab and a platform-chassis for a variety of bodies. Depending on the version, the new Vivaro offers up to 6.6 cubic metres of cargo volume and 1.4 tons of payload.

Car-like: New digital Vivaro cockpit

The new Vivaro cockpit welcomes the driver and crew with car-like ergonomics, comfort and styling. The new infotainment and navigation systems with a digital 10-inch colour driver information centre and 10-inch colour touchscreen above the centre console use – for the first time in Opel light commercial vehicles – the integrated Snapdragon Cockpit platform from Qualcomm Technologies2 and enable, among other things, state-of-the-art graphics, multimedia and computer vision capabilities. Compatible smartphones can be charged inductively and connected wirelessly to the Multimedia infotainment systems via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Eighteen advanced driver assistance systems make work trips and manoeuvring easier and safer. The new Dynamic Surround Vision is particularly beneficial, especially in a panel van. The system comprises two cameras, one located above the rear doors and another under the passenger-side exterior mirror. The images – of the rear while driving and (when activated by the indicator stalk) of the side blind-spot – are displayed in the new high-definition digital rear view mirror. In comparison to conventional mirrors, the system provides increased vision, enabling the driver to manoeuvre more safely.

Systems such as forward collision alert with emergency braking, intelligent cruise control, lane keep assist, drowsiness alert, trailer stability control and flank guard complete the range of electronic helpers. Adaptive cruise control with stop and go function is also available as a new option for the Vivaro.

In addition, the storage spaces around the instrument panel and the centre console have been enlarged, making it easier to stow everyday items. This makes the new Vivaro a versatile “workhorse” and load carrier, which also offers the comfort and handling similar to those of a car, making the time behind the wheel more pleasant and relaxing. The order books for the new Opel Vivaro and the new Vivaro Electric will open soon.

[1] Range determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning. Vehicle not available yet.

[2] Snapdragon branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.

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Opel Automobile GmbH
65423 Rüsselsheim
Telefon: +49 (6142) 7-70
Telefax: +49 (6142) 77-8409

Colin Yong
Communications, Manager International Product
Telefon: +49 (6142) 69-22084
Carina Elsinger
Telefon: +49 (6142) 6927811
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