Introducing the Vauxhall Vivaro Life
Introducing the new Vauxhall Vivaro Life, a large family-friendly and yet stylish MPV.
Practicality is its biggest strong suit, with every piece of the interior and exterior designed around making family life easier and more stress-free. Where it trumps a 7-seat SUV or even a traditional people carrier is that the Vivaro Life can carry up to 9 full size adults in complete comfort.
It's an extremely flexible vehicle, with different configurations depending on your needs. It can be specified with the bare necessities, or with luxury car-level interior features if you so desire.
Design and Practicality
The Vivaro life is full of clever features to make your life that little bit easier. Take the doors for example - both the side doors slide open electronically (on Elite models) and the rear tailgate window opens without you having to open the entire boot door.
There's both a medium and long versions, depending on your requirements, and you can choose between five seats and a big boot or a full three rows of passenger seating.
For large families who love to day trip, there aren't many cars that will trump the ultimate practicality of the Vivaro life.
Interior and Technology
Step inside an Edition model of the Vivaro life, and you'll find a functional and spacious interior that will comfortably carry up to nine occupants.
Upgrade to an Elite model however, and you'll be getting all of the space and comfort, but with a hefty dose of luxury added in for good measure. Items such as a panoramic sunroof, leather seat trim and electrically adjustable seats - complete with massage facility for both driver and passenger, come as standard. Fancy!
Other impressive tech on the Elite model includes 3D satellite navigation, 7-inch touchscreen infotainment and a head-up display. Safety is taken care of thanks to a suite of airbags, side blind spot alert and electronic stability programme.
Economy and Performance
There are four engine options with the Vivaro Life, all of them diesel. First up, there's a 1.5-litre unit that's available in both 99bhp and 118bhp formats. They are the most efficient engines in the range, delivering up to 47mpg on the combined (high) cycle.
If you'd prefer to have a bit more power, the 2.0-litre variant is available with either 148bhp or 178bhp - the latter comes with an ultra-smooth eight-speed automatic transmission as standard.
Mpg is rated at up to 41.5 for the lower-powered unit and 40.6 for the top-of-the range automatic model.
Vivaro Life Models
Standard specification includes:
- Electronic stability programme & traction control
- ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution
- Hill start assist
- Driver and front passengers' airbag
- Remote control central deadlocking
- Cruise control with speed limiter
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- Steering column mounted audio and phone controls
- Nearside and offside sliding side-access glazed doors
- Electrically operated front windows
- Electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors
- 16-inch steel wheels
Features over Edition:
- Electrical operation of sliding side-access doors
- Multimedia Navi Pro infotainment unit with 3D satellite navigation system
- 7-inch colour touchscreen
- Head-up display
- Leather seat trim
- Electrically adjustable heated front seats with massage facility
- Dual-zone electronic climate control
- Remote control security alarm system
- Rear-view camera
- Dark-tinted rear windows
- Electrically folding door mirrors
- Side blind spot alert
- Front and rear parking distance sensors
- Panoramic glass roof
- Tailgate with separate opening rear window
- Keyless open and start
- 17-inch bi-colour alloy wheels
Test Drive the Vauxhall Vivaro Life
Whether you go for the functional yet comfortable Edition trim level which has all the basics covered, or the luxurious Elite model, you'll be getting a hugely practical, versatile vehicle that could well be called the ultimate family vehicle.
Maximising space and flexibility while remaining agile and stylish is not an easy task, but Vauxhall have managed it with the Vivaro Life MPV.
Book a test drive at your local Evans Halshaw Vauxhall retailer or view our latest Vivaro Life offers on this page.