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Vauxhall MOVANO 33 L1 DIESEL FWD 2.3 CDTI H2 Van 130ps

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG36.20
  • 0-62mph secs
  • Top Speed mph
  • C02204 g/km
  • BHP
  • Torque lbs/f
  • P11D%

Review

Size isn't everything but it does help when you're competing in the large panel van sector. This improved Vauxhall Movano can certainly live with the big boys, packing a 17m3 maximum load volume and a length of close to seven meters in its most capacious form. It comes in a multitude of other shapes and sizes too with a driver-focused cabin and advanced engines also standing it in good stead.

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The Vauxhall Movano gets a package of well-chosen improvements that make it even better equipped to take on the big guns in the large panel van class. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Preview

We're asking an increasing amount of our commercial vehicles. Panel vans were once little more than wheeled shipping containers, tools for moving cargos from A to B with all the creature comforts of a single room in a Mongolian prison. Today, the driver is much closer to the heart of van design and Vauxhall's latest Movano panel van aims to set the class standard for installing smiles on the faces of the people behind the wheel.

Background

Vauxhall may these days be wedded to the PSA Peugeot Citroen Group but its largest LCV, the Movano, was designed with Renault and is the same as a Renault Master (and a Nissan NV400) to all intents and purposes. This is by no means an unusual practice in the automotive world and the economies of scale bring benefits to all parties. At some point, the Movano model line will transfer to the platform used for the Peugeot Boxer and Citroen Relay, but for the time being, this van stays Renault-derived and has been updated with a thoughtful package of improvements.

Driving Experience

Doing the donkey work in the Movano is a specially developed and now much improved 2.3-litre CDTi diesel engine. This enhanced common-rail injection Euro 6D Temp unit punches above its weight and the 135PS version of it is 4% more powerful than the previous version of this unit. The 150PS version of this engine is also more powerful than before. Power is distributed either by the standard six-speed manual gearbox or by Vauxhall's Techshift semi-automatic transmission. From there, it's directed either to the front or the rear wheels depending on the model chosen. In the past, the Movano has been a front-wheel-drive panel van but the option of rear-wheel-drive opens the possibility of carrying larger payloads. The rear-wheel-drive versions can be ordered with double rear wheels for extra traction and capacity. The front-wheel-drive variants have lower loading heights and superior fuel economy. A number of driver assistance systems are available for the first time on this van. Side-Wind Assistant is standard on all models, as are automatic windscreen wipers and automatic dipped-beam headlights. Options extend to a rear vision camera system, which gives a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen to provide ultimate visibility and helps detect cyclists and pedestrians. A blind spot monitoring system is also new to the Movano, using ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in the blind spot and alerting the driver with LED indicators in the corresponding mirror. A lane departure warning system sounds an audible alarm if the driver strays from their lane.

Design and Build

When a vehicle needs space for 17 cubic meters of cargo, there isn't much room left for artistic expression on the part of its designers. So it is that the Movano looks much the same as the other large panel vans you can picture. This revised version gets a lightly re-styled front end with daytime running lamps now incorporated into headlights which continuously flow into the new chrome cross bar added to the grille. As before, these almost vertical headlight stacks are mounted high on the van's tall nose out of harm's way and the wheels are pushed out to the corners, maximising the wheelbase and the space available inside. Despite the functional approach, the Movano is not unattractive but most operators will be more interested in the driving environment within. Inside, the cockpit has also been updated, and laid out like a modern mobile office. The interior of the van takes on a thoughtful design that is ergonomic with controls intuitively located. The various seating options give a broad range of adjustment, while the position of the steering column can also be tweaked to taste. Visibility is enhanced by the large door mirrors, the huge expanse of windscreen and the vehicle's steeply sloping nose. More than just an area to sit in and drive, the cabin has been designed as a working environment. There's a clip on the dashboard to hold delivery notes or paperwork and the optional centre seat that can fold down to form a desk complete with swivelling laptop table. Operators will also find the usual array of cup holders, door pockets and other storage receptacles to keep the area tidy including a cavernous 7.6-litre glovebox. With a total of 22 storage compartments and spaces, there's lots of room for everything and anything needed on a daily basis.

Market and Model

Fleet managers have been reduced to gibbering wrecks in the past, trying to decipher panel van model ranges. The need to offer vehicles to suit a vast array of different customers usually gives rise to an astronomical number of different models and the Movano is no exception. As the largest vehicle in Vauxhall's LCV portfolio, the it's 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 just under £28,000 (excl. VAT), with a long-wheelbase option with added height priced at just under £32,000 (excl. VAT). A number of models with Euro VId (Heavy Duty Cycle) engines are priced from around £32,500 (excl. VAT), while the largest and most powerful of the panel van options is priced at around £40,000 (excl. VAT). This Movano is also available as a Doublecab, priced from around £33,500 (excl. VAT). In panel van specification, this Movano is available in its smallest 'L1H1' form with every variation, with sizes ranging through to 'L4H3'. sizing, while the Edition trim is consistent across the Movano range. Having pinpointed the Movano that precisely fits your business (there'll be one in there somewhere), it'll be time to equip it to your specifications. A wide range of optional extras is available from satellite navigation to static cornering lights. Standard safety kit includes ABS brakes with EBD and front airbags. Side airbags are optional.

Practicalities and Costs

Access to the Movano's load area is sliding side doors and side hinged rear doors depending on the model chosen. Load volumes range from 8 cubic meters to 17 with load lengths of up to 4.4m. The gross vehicle weights for the Movano are 2.2, 3.3, 3.5 and 4.5 tonnes. The engines have been designed to maximise efficiency as well as pulling power and regular combined cycle economy of over 30mpg should be possible from most models. Long service intervals and, ultimately, a 250,000-mile lifespan also should keep whole-life costs down.

Summary

It's tough to choose between the leading large panel vans as their big load carrying remit means they tend to follow a similar formula. Vauxhall's Movano aims to make the decision making process a little easier for businesses not by doing anything revolutionary but with solid improvements across the board. With advanced engines, a sprawling model range and a focus on keeping drivers onside, it can't really go far wrong.

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Entertainment
DAB, CD/MP3, high level display, USB/iPod, Aux-in, bluetooth audio streaming, hands free steering wheel control and two 15W speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls with flexible roof mounted aerial
Exterior Features
Nearside unglazed sliding side access door
Solid paint
Twin solid rear doors at 90/180 degree opening
2 speed windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe and electric screenwash
Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors, wide angle driver side door mirror and integrated side repeat indicators
Electrically operated front windows
Integral steps in front bumper, laminated windscreen, and body side protection mouldings
Internal lockable rear and sliding side access doors and under floor spare wheel storage
Nearside blind spot and junction mirror in front passenger sunvisor
Interior Features
Dual front passengers bench seat with fixed bench seat+backrest, height adjust front padded head restraint, fixed centre seat padded head restraint
Four speed air recirculation fan with heater, four way adjustable facia vents, windscreen and side window demist vents
Full height steel bulkhead without window
Height and reach, backrest recline, height adjustable head restraints and driver's seat armrest
Load area light
Pulse cloth upholstery
2 coat hooks
6 way adjustable drivers seat
Extension cabin storage
Facia mounted gear lever
Facia storage at driver's coin, ticket, card holder, oddments storage, glovebox lid, central drink holder and front passenger document tray
Fade down cabin courtesy light
Fixed floor mounted load restraint lashing eyes X 6 with nearside/offside rear door column load restraint eyes
Floor mounted handbrake lever
Height adjustable steering wheel
Large front door pockets with drinks holder and oddments pocket
Map reading lights
Mobile phone storage with 12V socket
Overhead storage shelf
Twin passenger assist handles
Twin sunvisors
Vinyl - cab floor covering
Technical
80 litre fuel tank
12V power socket beside gear lever
22 litres AdBlue tank
95Ah battery and 185A alternator
Electronic brake force distribution (EBFD)
Electronic stability programme plus with traction control
Emergency brake assist
Four channel Anti lock braking system
Front ventilated disc brakes
Hill start assist
MacPherson front suspension with independent double wishbones, coil spring and telescopic dampers
Rear disc brakes
Tubular axle rear suspension with telescopic dampers, variable rate leaf springs
Wheels
Full size spare wheel
16" steel wheels
Driver Convenience
Central facia display with digital clock, outside air tempearture and audio information
Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and coolant temperature warning light
Monochrome display in instrument cluster with odometer, service due indicator and trip computer data
PAS
Shift-up indication light
Warning indicators - Low oil level, low brake fluid, brake pad wear, battery, fuel filter, low AdBlue level, seatbelt warning and doors open
Packs
Standard lighting pack - Movano
Safety
Drivers airbag
Height adjustable outer front seatbelts
Security
Electronic engine deadlock immobiliser, steering column lock and secure fuel filler flap
Remote control door locking, selective door locking, two keys with integral remote and door deadlocks
Emissions - ICE
CO2 204
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Automatic Transmission No
Bore 85
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 2298
Compression Ratio 15.5:1
Cooling System WATER
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Fuel Type DIESEL
Gears 6 SPEED
Manual Transmission Yes
Number of Valves 16
Stroke 101.3
Valve gear DOHC
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Yes
EC Combined 36.2
EC Extra Urban 39.8
EC Urban 31.7
General
Alternator Amps 185
Did at least one aspect of this vehicles safety give cause for concern? No
Badge Engine CC 2.3
Badge Power 130
Battery AH 95
Battery Volts 12
Clutch SINGLE DRY PLATE
Exhaust System CATALYTIC CONVERTER
Front Brakes DISCS
Front Suspension COIL SPRINGS
Ghost model for valuation purposes No
Hand Brake REAR WHEELS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Rear Brakes DISCS
Rear Suspension SINGLE LEAF SPRINGS
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 25000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 100000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Steering PAS RACK AND PINION
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months 72
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 100000
Vehicle Homologation Class N1
Performance
BHP 130
Engine Power KW 96
Engine Power RPM 3500
Engine Torque LBS.FT 236
Engine Torque MKG 32.6
Engine Torque NM 320
Engine Torque RPM 1500
Tyres
Alloys? No
Automatic Clutch No
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Rear 215/65 R16
Tyre Size Spare FULL SIZE
Wheel Type 16" STEEL
Vehicle Dimensions
Front Overhang 842
Height 2500
Length 5048
Load Deck Height 563
Load Height 1894
Load Length 2583
Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches 1380
Load Width 1765
Lower Rear Door Width 1577
Rear Door Height 1820
Rear Overhang 1024
Side Load Door Height 1780
Side Load Door Width 1050
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12
Turning Circle - Wall to Wall 12.5
Wheelbase 3182
Width (excluding mirrors) 2070
Width (including mirrors) 2470
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 80
Gross Train Weight 5800
Gross Vehicle Weight 3300
Load Space Volume 8.6
Max. Roof Load 200
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 2500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1960
No. of Seats 3
Payload 1340
Plated 2nd Axle 1900
Plated Front Axle 1650

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Specification

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  • Fly Lining
  • Air Conditioning
  • Sat nav
  • Metallic
  • Rear Sensors
  • Cruise Control