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Opel Vivaro

Opel Vivaro 2006 redesign
Manufacturer Opel
Also called Vauxhall Vivaro
Nissan Primastar
Renault Trafic
Production 2000–present
Model year(s) 2002-present
Assembly GMM Luton, Luton, United Kingdom
Class Van, Minibus
Layout Front-engine / Front-wheel drive

The Opel Vivaro is a medium-sized light commercial vehicle produced by General Motors and sold under the Opel brand in most of Europe, but under the Vauxhall Motors brand in the United Kingdom. It was originally launched in 2001, and is available in panel van, minibus, combined bus/van and platform crew-cab configurations. Two different wheelbase styles and two roof heights options are also available, as well as three diesel engine power options and a petrol engine.

Joint venture

The vehicle resulted from a joint venture between Opel and French manufacturer Renault, and is also sold as the Renault Trafic and by sister company Nissan, as the Nissan Primastar. It is primarily manufactured at GMM Luton Vehicles (previously IBC) in Luton, England and by Nissan at their Zona Franca facility in Barcelona, Spain.


The vehicle is distinguished by its somewhat flamboyant and unconventional front design, compared with its more traditionally designed competitors such as the smaller variants of the Ford Transit and Volkswagen Transporter.

The vehicle was given a mild facelift in 2006 during which the front indicators were moved from the front bumper, up into the headlight housing.

Electric version

The Vivaro e-Concept debuted 2010-09-22 at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany[1]. It is plug-in hybrid vehicle, with an extended range of up to 250 miles (400 km) and includes 21 kWh lithium ion batteries enabling over 60 miles (97 km) of pure electric driving range.[2][3]


In the UK, The Vauxhall Vivaro won the Professional Van and Light Truck Magazine Van of the Year 2006 Award, having been judged against competitors by a panel of van users, buyers and asset management professionals.



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  1. "Visitors: IAA - Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung". Retrieved on 2010-10-02.
  2. "Vauxhall reveals range-extended van". (2010-09-21). Retrieved on 2010-10-02.
  3. "Discussion about the battery capacity". The Green & Energy Consulting Group (2010-11-08).

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