Available in showrooms later this month, the new Corsavan features a bright new exterior, high-class interior and an improved chassis.
The outgoing model has sold over 34,000 in the UK with the 1.3 CDTi being the most popular engine option. Over 13,000 have been sold at retail to small businesses. Last year was the strongest sales year for Corsavan since 2008. The Corsavan's main rival in the small compact sized commercial vehicle segment is the Fiesta Van.
"Vauxhall's all-new Corsavan is stylish, comfortable and affordable to run," said Steve Bryant, Vauxhall's Head of Commercial Vehicle Brand. "Like its award-winning predecessor, it will hold massive appeal to van drivers, small businesses, fleet decision-makers and company drivers alike."
Making new Corsavan even more affordable is Vauxhall's offer of four years' zero per cent APR representative finance, four years' free servicing, four years' roadside assistance and four years' warranty. Service intervals are best-in-class at one year/20,000 miles.
Corsavan's striking profile has been overlaid with Brit Mark Adams' sculptural design, including elements such as the ‘blade' running across the lower door-sections.
From the front, the Corsavan is immediately recognisable as the latest addition to the Vauxhall range. The bold face is clearly recognisable thanks to its ‘eagle eye'-shaped headlights, incorporating Vauxhall's signature ‘wing' LED daytime running lights and the low sporty trapezoidal grille, with a chrome bar supporting the Vauxhall Griffin.
From the side, the upper window line drops to the rear giving the van a sleek appearance. The sculptured body sides feature Vauxhall's flowing ‘blade' signature.
The rear view of the Corsavan is also completely new. Horizontal split tail lights help widen the van and flow through to the rear shoulders creating a more muscular stance. The ‘wing' graphic design features when the rear lights are switched on.
The new Corsavan is available in seven exterior paint colours including three all-new colours including Summit White, Shiny Rock and Darksea Blue.
Ergonomics have been vastly improved, with new seats that provide increased support, durability and extended travel – a boon for operators covering long distances or for companies using the van as a pool vehicle. In addition, ambient lighting and reduced levels of noise, harshness and vibration further improve the workday experience, whatever the line of business.
All-new Corsavan is also equipped with a range of Euro-6 compliant petrol and diesel engines, offering economy up to 85.6mpg and CO2 emissions as low as 87g/km.
The new Euro 6 1.3 CDTi (95PS) Start/Stop ecoFLEX has been re-engineered for exceptional economy and running characteristics, and features:
- New turbocharger for high torque from low revs and lag-free acceleration
- Revised exhaust manifold for reduced noise and emissions
- Dual mass flywheel for smoother running and idling
- Close-coupled LNT (lean NOx trap) catalytic converter to meet Euro-6
The reliable and well-proven Start/Stop System is standard on all diesel engines, and also features brake energy recuperation. Regulated voltage control actively manages the battery level, helping reduce fuel consumption by reducing and optimising charging level during operation. It can sense when the vehicle is coasting or braking, and increases charge to battery .
There's 1.2-litre (70PS) petrol unit that completes the Corsavan powertrain portfolio.
An all-new chassis and steering system offers improved ride and feedback. The new speed-sensitive Electric Power Steering (EPS) system not only adds the City Mode, which boosts power assistance for easier parking, but has been further optimised for a more positive and direct feel.
Both the balance and handling have benefited from the lower centre of gravity made possible by new chassis technology. Front and rear suspension have been optimised and recalibrated resulting in improved stability, handling and comfort. New engine mountings ensure smoothness at all speeds including at idle. This also helps further reduce fuel consumption.