Vauxhall announces pricing for new Movano

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Vauxhall has announced that prices for its new Movano large van, which will arrive at retailers from September, will start at £27,745, excluding VAT.

Production starts in June for the new Movano, which has a range of updates, including new safety features, revised powertrains and more driver aids.

The largest vehicle in Vauxhall’s LCV portfolio, the Movano is offered in four different lengths and three heights. The smallest of these is a panel van with the base powertrain specification and is priced at £27,745 (excl. VAT). A long-wheelbase option with added height is priced at £31,600 (excl. VAT). In panel van specification, the new Movano is available in L1H1 with every variation through to L4H3 sizing.

A number of models with Euro VId (Heavy Duty Cycle) engines are priced from £32,400 (excl. VAT), while the largest and most powerful of the panel van options is priced at £39,815 (excl. VAT).

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

Vauxhall has added several new safety features to the Movano. These include a rear vision camera system, which provides a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen and can help to detect cyclists and pedestrians, and a blind spot monitoring system that has ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in the blind spot, while the driver is alerted to this with LED indicators in the corresponding mirror.

A lane departure warning system, which sounds an alarm if the driver wanders from their lane, is also available.

A side-wind assistant feature also comes as standard, to help in windy conditions. In such weather, the Electronic Stability Programme is automatically activated to improve handling.

Vauxhall has also revised the Movano’s powertrain line-up for low running costs, reduced emissions and maximum efficiency. All engine options are Euro 6D Temp (Euro 6.2) or Heavy-duty Cycle Euro VId-specified. The 2.3-litre Turbo Diesel engine is consistent throughout the range, available with a number of power outputs.

Vauxhall says that the 135hp powertrain is 4% more powerful than the outgoing unit, also with a 12% improvement in emissions and a 15% increase in combined fuel economy. In addition, the 150hp Start/Stop engine is more powerful than before, also with a 14% improvement in emissions and 17% increase in combined fuel economy, according to Vauxhall.

Behind the wheel, drivers can benefit from the Navi 5.0 IntelliLink Pro infotainment system, which is available for the first time on new Movano. The system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, with the interior featuring a wireless charging point for smartphones.

Drivers can also take the option of comfort seats, which have adjustable lumbar support. An air-conditioned seat can also be ordered.

Meanwhile in the cargo area, the Movano has integral LED lighting and new handles on the side-walls and pillars to make loading easier.

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a freelance journalist and former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK's biggest selling truck magazine. He writes for both The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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