• Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3,500
  • Power (bhp/rpm): 136/3,500
  • Torque (Nm/rpm): 340/1,500
  • Load length (mm): 3,038
  • Load width (mm): 1,765
  • Load height (mm): 1,894
  • Load volume (cu m): 10.8
  • Payload (kg): 1,610
  • Comb fuel economy (mpg): 40.9
  • CO2 emission (g/km): 180
  • Basic price (ex-VAT): £27,093

Business Van Review of the Vauxhall Movano FWD 3.5t bi-turbo ecoFLEX 136

NEW Vauxhall Movano? What new Vauxhall Movano? You may well be asking yourself this question, as despite the fact that Vauxhall’s heavy contender has been upgraded, very little publicity has been given to it.

We can only think that the lads at Luton are too busy concentrating on the new Vivaro. As far as we can ascertain, there wasn’t even a general press release put out about the upgraded Movano, which is a shame as it’s a bit of a corker and deserves at least a mild fanfare.

Well, businessvans.co.uk is here to put things right, so let’s introduce to you, the buying public, the 2015 version of this evergreen performer.

The Movano has been slightly recrafted at the front end and there is a new set of engines offering better fuel-efficiency and power. It is now available in front and rear wheel drive too, in line with the rival Ford Transit.

The Movano comes in the usual array of wheelbases and roof heights and features a 2.3-litre turbodiesel powerplant offering 110bhp, 125bhp, 136bhp and 163bhp. The more powerful models have a twin-turbo, giving a boost at low revs.

Our test model, which weighs in at £27,093 ex-VAT, is the medium wheelbase medium high roof front wheel drive variant with the 136bhp engine. It gets an ecoFLEX badge, which denotes a standard stop-start system and other economic tweaks and twiddles which equate to an official fuel economy figure of 40.9mpg on the combined cycle.

In the rear there is 10.8 cubic metres of loadspace and the van has a payload of 1,610kg.

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