Vauxhall unveils new Corsavan

Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Vauxhall has released details of its new Corsavan. Based on the latest three-door Corsa car, at 555kg it boasts a bigger payload capacity than its predecessor and an 0.9m3 cargo area with a purpose-built load floor.

 

Customers can opt for either an 80 bhp 1.2-litre Twinport petrol engine or a 1.3-litre 75 bhp CDTi diesel. Both are identical to those found in the van's passenger car stablemate.

The 1.2-litre generates top power at 5,600rpm, while peak torque of 81 lb/ft kicks in at 4,000rpm. Likely to be the more popular choice, the 1.3-litre produces its peak output at 4,000rpm, while maximum torque of 125 lb/ft bites across a 1,750rpm-to-2,000rpm plateau.

Maximum load length is 1,250mm, an improvement on the previous model, while maximum height is 925mm; again, more than the old Corsavan could offer.

Maximum width is 1,214mm narrowing to 977mm between the wheel boxes. The tailgate aperture is 1,052mm wide and 790mm high.

Corsavan comes with remote central locking, a stereo radio/CD player, a driver's airbag and a full-size spare wheel. You'll find storage facilities under the seats and the body's sides are protected from minor damage by rubbing strips.

An optional Plus Pack will be up for grabs which includes air conditioning, electric windows, heated exterior mirrors, rear parking sensors, front fog lights and a mesh upper section for the bulkhead.

Prices have yet to be announced, but the first of the new generation Corsavans will be delivered to customers in March.

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