The new Combo is a hotly anticipated van.
Along with its platform-sharing siblings the Citroen Berlingo and Peugeot Partner it’s already been named International Van of the Year, and Vauxhall has high hopes it can regain some of the sales ground in the segment it lost with the previous-generation model.
With the Corsavan being quietly axed recently, the Combo is also the new entry-point into the brand’s van range, and it is hoped it can pick up some of the discontinued van’s former customers.
Set to arrive in showrooms in November, the new Combo is available in short- and long-wheelbase formats, and as a crew van. We tried an L1H1 model in mid-range Sportive trim.
Benefits of this include a six-way adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, so getting comfortable isn’t a problem. There’s also aircon, although the temperature control knob has the available temperatures written on in small text that isn’t the easiest to read.
Our test van also came with an eight-inch touchscreen satnav system, a £700 option that benefits from clear graphics and useful shortcut icons to help navigate the menus.
Generally, the interior feels well put together, and there’s lots of storage, including several compartments in and around the dashboard, along with overhead storage that is now standard on all Combos.