Prices for Vauxhall’s new Combo light van, excluding VAT, will start at £15,630 for the entry-level Edition trim, rise to £17,705 for Sportive trim, and step up to £18,905 for LE Nav trim – a Crewvan variant will be available for £18,605.

Vauxhall claims all versions of the new Combo are priced cheaper than their equivalents in the outgoing range, including a £495 reduction for the Edition and a £967 reduction for the Sportive.

Where the old Combo was based on the Fiat Doblo Cargo, the new model shares a platform with the upcoming Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner, following the takeover of Opel/Vauxhall by PSA Group.

Engine options at launch are a 1.6-litre diesel engine with 75 or 100hp, or a 1.5-litre diesel with 130hp.

The 1.6-litre engines come with a five-speed manual gearbox, and the 1.5-litre with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic.

Official combined fuel economy figures are 66mpg for the 75hp, 67mpg for the 100hp, and 64mpg for the 130hp, while CO2 emissions figures are 111g/km for the 75hp, 109g/km for the 100hp, 116g/km for the 130hp manual and 113g/km for the 130hp automatic.

A 1.2-litre petrol engine with 110 or 130hp is due to join the range in the third quarter of 2019.

Two wheelbase lengths are available, with a payload of up to 1050kg with the short wheelbase, and up to 970kg with the long wheelbase.

Driver assistance features include lane keep assist, forward collision alert with pedestrian detection, drowsiness indicator, traffic sign recognition and autonomous emergency braking.

Other features include surround rear vision, which provides a digital rear-view mirror, and flank guard, which helps to prevent side damage from low-level obstructions.

Overload indicator ensures the driver does not exceed the vehicle’s load capacity, and the Intelligrip traction control system helps in adverse driving conditions.

The FlexCargo system features a passenger seat which folds down for extended length cargo, or folds up to enable safe cargo storage in the cabin, while the inclusion of an electronic parking brake means a wider middle seat can be fitted, which can also be folded down to provide an office table.

Equipment with Edition trim includes a four-way adjustable driver’s seat, 15in wheels with a central cover and a fixed steel bulkhead, a kerbside sliding door and overhead storage, a 5in display DAB radio with Bluetooth, one-touch windows and electric and heated exterior mirrors.

Sportive trim adds a six-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, armrest and storage, a four-way adjustable passenger seat, 16in wheels with a full cover, air conditioning, metallic paint, front and rear body-colour bumpers, rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter and an alarm.

LE Nav trim further adds an 8in touchscreen with satnav, body colour exterior mirrors and exterior door handles, side protection mouldings and a front bumper skid plate.

The Crewvan is fitted with a fold-flat passenger seat, as well as a two-position caged bulkhead that moves forward when the second row seats are folded down.

The new Combo will arrive in showrooms in December.