From the point of view of small cargo, the Opel Vivaro Cargo is optimally sized and motorized, with rational equipment – at least in terms of value for money, we would choose this long (L) version with 122 horsepower diesel. This time the car was not offered for testing by the Opel importer: I asked the white Vivaro for personal reasons to help my parents move.
Obviously not the size of the freight carrier is the ideal moving car, but the small things that we would not have liked to hire a moving company were invariably brought by Vivaro, which did a very good job as we would have to turn quite a few laps between Budapest and Győr. starting from the fact that we finally packed up the not-so-small cargo space. In addition, the triple cab and I used to fit in with my parents. I am delighted that the Vivaro Cargo's handling is absolutely passenger-friendly, easy to maneuver and does not require any truck driving experience at all. And without the raised roof, the design is particularly advantageous at higher speeds, such as on the highway, as the car's consumption is almost passenger-car driven and driving noise is not high. So the true all-in-one is the car and its 122-horsepower two-liter engine.
So, we're getting interrogated again the all-new Opel Vivaro, which is actually a new Opel Zafira (Life), but actually a new Peugeot (Expert). If you do not fully understand, do not be frightened, your 'device' is not defective, we have also hardly learned the nomenclature of PSA's new medium passenger / cargo models in all – number four: Citroën, Peugeot, Opel and Toyota Brand.
The point is that the French are proud of two wheelbases and three lengths, will soon be available with a purely electric drive chain, each brand has two main variants available to customers: one the more demanding interior, the more expensive 'bus' versionand the other a lighter version of the commercial vehicle inside, which includes a single-deck closed box van, two-seater van, and a glazed passenger seats with up to three seats. And each row can have two or three seats, so basically two to nine people in any configuration possible. And in all three lengths.
No need to be frightened, the commercial vehicle genre is not only complex with PSA and PSA models, but also with other brands, and in many places it can be varied even with altitude, though it is usually only in the one larger category.
And now, back to our test car, the 'lightning' version of the Opel Vivaro, which is snow-white, choked but still buffalo-powered, with the longest 5.3-meter body and the traditional single-seat closed-box (Cargo) version – but with three seats – he welcomed us. Looking back at the previous paragraph, for another sentence, Opel has the same car, the more demanding interior version of the same car. It is marketed as Zafira Life, but to further engage us, mortals of the earth, in the nomenclature.
We say we don't understand why the simpler cargo / passenger versions couldn't be called Zafira Cargo (or even the Zafira Life model as Vivaro Life), but it is likely that marketers will be able to answer this question only at the center of the brand. Yeah, one more additive: the Vivaro name was well known in the Opel palette, as it was called the Renault Trafic-based mid-size Opel bus, but at the beginning of the previous Vivaro, it was not different to name the two differently – fortunately the point is not this, but the machine itself, which fortunately has become a very collected product.
To feel all versions of the new Zarifa Life / Vivaro, the French have worked very hard on the development: the designers have made every effort to create a fully thought-out family carriage or work tool with driveability and comfort that is relatively close to that of a passenger car. its size and maneuverability are not a problem even in the narrow streets of big cities, and yet they solve a huge number of customer needs. It would be a pity to run into the variability and the variety of profession-specific extras, since we could analyze tiny items by day, and clever ideas are commonplace in this category.
What is unusual, however, is truly car driving. Obviously, the car cannot hide the fact that we are sitting in a freight wagon, since the flat, virtually uninsulated sidewalls provide a more perceptible noise from the cargo area than passenger cars, and the high seating position and steering / seat position also indicate where we are sitting. But steering, chassis, brakes, and gear are absolutely not a requirement for people who haven't driven a freight carrier in their lives. Despite its large wheelbase and long wheelbase, the swivel is exceptionally good, and the huge exterior mirrors are gold.
Practically three things really bothered me during Test Week. On the one hand, I do not understand why there was an interior rearview mirror in the car when a completely closed, 'glassless' rear wall was behind the front seats and there was a 'full plate' instead of the rear windscreen – so I kept looking at the mirror; that there is nothing there, only the back wall, but it took a few precious seconds. I turned the mirror over so I couldn't see anything in it. Another downside is that the fixed rear wall is too close to the front seat backrests to maximize load space and thus the back seats cannot be tilted back enough; At my height of 193 cm this was a bit confusing in my case and I would have missed a few centimeters, but the lower drivers obviously are not affected.
The third negative is the snapping, abrupt gripping clutch pedal, which we've noticed before on passenger car models: it requires a lot of pedal force and a narrow range, so if you're not paying attention, it's easy to get the car to choke or drown. I would like to add one more thing, which is obviously a special need in the category, but many people may have a problem: there was no Isofix connector, but this is not a problem, but that there is no extremist. Because even taking a van as a work car could sometimes have your family implanted – for example, a triple-bed design, for example, for a one-child family, for example, would have almost no compromise on the private use of a 'work car'. Of course, the middle seat is not very comfortable, but the situation is not a little bad and it is very good that it exists. I would add that the Vivaro Crew Van is also available with double rows of seats for up to 6 people.
In all other respects, the car is very good, and with the exception of the boxed noises and noise, it really can't be connected to the driveability. The chassis, for example, allows for quite serious cornering speeds; I was surprised to see what spare space is available in the relatively lightweight, without seats and cargo, plus a relatively low center of gravity with long wheelbase and wide track widths for stability. The icing on the cake is to a PSA 2 liter Adblue BlueHDI engine in a choked version, it almost flies the not-so-modest size of a boxer that the average passenger car (mainly in flexibility) lightly shows a stubborn load.
At 170km / h it also says a lot about the car … The main benefit of the 122hp 2.0 BlueHDI is obviously its price: in the recently tested 150hp version list price is almost half a million forints cheaper. A 340 Nm (the 150-horse version 'knows' 370 Nm) so it's not lying, the four-cylinder pull like a steam locomotive, plus it's quite cultivated. The six-speed distribution is perfect and the fuel consumption is quite modest, with a mixed run of 7-8 l / 100 km, which is a very good value in this size range.
But what matters is not the dynamics, but the Vivaro's closed cargo space of up to 6.6 cubic meters and the payload of up to 1.4 tonnes. Speaking of cargo space: the longest version has a standard 6.1 cubic meter, plus 500 liters of little cheating, with the reloading function: through a small door you can hang very long objects to the right front seat that can be folded up. The designers achieved quite decent parameters with a height of only 189 cm, so the 1.9 m height restrictions and underground garages are no problem for PSA's pride. And the manufacturer is particularly proud of the complete arsenal of assistant systems that support otherwise well-functioning drivers, which make drivers' jobs easier and really make the often-day-tiring driving experience safer. Of course, everything has a price – literally.
Otherwise, the shortest Vivaro cargo carrier is also small, 4.6 cubic meters (in fact, with the transhipment feature 5.1), with a medium wheelbase with a longer wheelbase but shorter than the test car and 5.3 cubic meters (5.8 with transhipment function) can show. The cars are 4.6, 4.95 and 5.3 meters long. Our 5.3 meter test car has split rear doors and a sliding door on the (right) side, but there is a Vivaro Cargo with two sliding doors and a traditional upward opening rear door, and customers can request glazing on request. With the transhipment function, the cargo space reaches 4 meters on the right (!), Without it 286 cm, maximum width 164 cm (126 cm between the drums) and a ceiling height of 1.4 meters.
It's not hard to figure out that space is enough for everything, so it's a really versatile car. There is no shortage of storage space inside, but their layout is not very fortunate, such as having a phone or wallet close to hand; the latter, however, can be pocketed, and the former can be tossed anywhere, since the car's multimedia system supports smartphone mirroring, which is not trivial everywhere. Unfortunately, this extremely useful option has a surcharge: it was in our previous red test car, but not in the more modestly current white, though, the 'smooth' Bluetooth handsfree still got on board. Otherwise, equipment can only be limited by the thickness of your imagination and wallet, but all realistic imaginable safety and comfort items are on the long list – such as a projected HUD display, high beam assistant or rear view camera.
Of course, the opportunity can go very far with the opportunity, but not only with Opel, but with all competing models. Otherwise, it is very difficult to declare prices in this segment, as list prices are often out of touch with quotation prices, and different fleets have different discounts depending on fleet size and 'shopping history'. And it's not worth looking at gross prices in this segment. Accordingly, the Vivaro Cargo will start in the shortest 'S' version with no increased payload starting at a net price of $ 6.15 million with a 120-horsepower 1.5-liter four-cylinder diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission, the newly tested extended-payload long version with diesel and manual transmission starting at a net 7 million. In the same configuration the premium for the 150-horse version is listed at a net price of HUF 440,000which we would rather save.
Three of the equipment levels (Selection, Enjoy and Innovation) is available and the length of the extralist is almost infinite, so everyone can pack their dream Vivaró according to their own needs. Rather, I just describe it as interesting that a 177-horsepower (400 Nm) two-liter diesel engine in the same configuration as the 122hp manual gearbox is more expensive than the one that comes with a superb 8-speed Aisin planetary automatic transmission. The 177-horse Vivaro Cargo is sure to take off without a load, and with a little exaggeration we could go for acceleration races if the drug rolled over. But we would rather use the Vivaro Cargo for what it was invented: to transport goods safely, comfortably, and to make money for the business – and the 122 PTO of the beloved PSA two-liter diesel is sufficient in every situation …
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In a few words
Whatever the brand or model name, PSA's new mid-size passenger and freight lineup has been very successful. It is a completely passenger car, with a lot of smart solutions and very well equipped, and it is blessed with the correct maneuverability and extremely clever chassis. And most importantly in the segment, the relatively compact exterior dimensions are accompanied by a really large load space. The disadvantage of the car is barely, and with the two-liter diesel engine, despite the throttled performance, driving is really good. So, overall, Opel offers a great package with the new Vivaro Cargo, regardless of length or design.
Advantages: Driving and environment; Very good space utilization; Easy maneuverability compared to size; Excellent chassis; Comfort extras and assist systems for passenger cars; In spite of the throttle, it is a powerful two-liter diesel engine with good characteristics, and quite economy and culture; Correct noise level; Good value for money
Disadvantages: Could be more cleverly grouped storage in the interior; There is not enough backrest, the fixed wall is too forward (obviously the reason for maximizing cargo space); Insensitive clutch pedal; Unnecessary and disturbing interior rear-view mirror; If there were already so many extras, the extralist could have an Isofix connector for the right seat
|Model:||Vivaro Cargo L 2.0D 122|
|Engine construction:||Serial CR Turbo Diesel Engine|
|Number of cylinders:||4|
|Displacement:||1997 cm 3|
|Compression ratio:||16.7: 1|
|Power (max):||122 LE (90 kW) / 4000|
|Torque:||340 Nm / 2000|
|Steering angle from end to end||3.8|
|front:||B. H. dial|
|Tire type:||Continental VanContact Winter|
|Front size:||215/65 R16 C|
|Rear size:||215/65 R16 C|
|Storage space (min – max):||6100-6600 liters|
|Fuel Tank Size:||70 liters|
|Factory empty weight:||1735 kg|
|Weight / Power Ratio:||14.2 kg / horsepower|
|Maximum specified load capacity:||1365 kg|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h (factory):||14.9 seconds|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h (measured):||13.1 seconds|
|Top speed:||170 mph|
|Highest speed at crankshaft 1000 rpm:||53 mph|
|Speed in highest gear at 100 km / h:||1900 crankshaft revolutions per minute|
|Maximum speed at 130 km / h:||2450 crankshaft revolutions per minute|
|80 to 120 km / h in gear V:||13.2 sec|
|At 100 km / h:||67 dB|
|At 130 km / h:||70 dB|
|Consumer test:||7.3 liters / 100 km|
|AutoPult rating (min):||6.1 liters / 100 km|
|Measuring conditions:||4 degrees Celsius, dry asphalt, wind chill|
|City:||6 liters / 100 km|
|Highway:||5 liters / 100 km|
|Mixed:||5.4 liters / 100 km|
|CO2 emissions:||142 g / km|
|Base price (gross):||9,099,210 Ft|
|Test car price (gross):||$ 10,250,000|
|Car Counter Standard Equipment (Gross)||$ 10,000,000|