New engines for Vauxhall Movano facelift


Vauxhall has confirmed the specifications for the new Movano large van, which is available to order now.

The facelifted van remains on the same platform as the Renault Master, unlike the new Vivaro that now sits on a PSA Group platform.

Like the Master, the vivaro uses a 2.3-litre diesel engine with power ranging from 131PS to 180PS. All the powertrains comply with Euro 6d-Temp (light duty) or Euro V-Id (heavy duty) emissions standards.

Compared with the previous generation, the engines provide five to 10 more PS and 20 to 40Nm higher torque. The top-of-the-line 180PS BiTurbo develops maximum torque of 400Nm.

In addition to front-wheel-drive, Vauxhall customers can select a rear-wheel-drive configuration, improving the performance of the Movano for heavy duty applications. Both configurations include six-speed manual transmission and will, in future, also benefit from automated manual transmissions. Certain versions of the Movano are optionally available with all-wheel drive.

Rear-wheel drive versions of the Movano can be ordered with an optional limited-slip differential, providing additional traction on slippery surfaces such as at building sites. If one wheel starts to spin on a slippery surface, the torque is diverted to the wheel with more grip.

The Movano is available in four different lengths and three heights, carrying a maximum payload of up to 2110Kg and 17 cubic meteres of cargo. This means that, in certain configurations, the van can transport up to five euro pallets.

Service intevals ave been extended to two years or 25,000 miles.

A number of models with Euro VId (Heavy Duty Cycle) engines are priced from £32,400 (exc VAT).

The new Movano is also available as a Doublecab, priced from £33,250 (ex VAT).

A new rear vision camera system gives a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen, providing enhanced visibility.

A blind spot monitoring system is also new to the Movano, along with lane departure warning.

Stability in high winds is provided by standard-fit Side-Wind Assistant, which comes as standard on all models.

A new Navi 5.0 IntelliLink Pro infotainment system provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, with a wireless charging point for smartphones.

The new Movano can also be ordered with an air-cushioned driver’s seat, for frequent use over bumpy surfaces. In the cargo area, LED lighting makes the Movano easy to use even in dark conditions, while new handles on the side-walls and pillars further improve convenience.

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  • Keyscross - 13/09/2019 23:18

    Why not just say it’s a Renault master with a Vauxhall (Peugeot) badge

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