By John Simpson 17 May 2012
Vauxhall is to introduce a more fuel efficient 1.4L petrol engine to some of its commercial vehicles.
Available in L1H1 and L2H1 body types, the new 95PS Euro 5-compliant Combo unit comes with start/stop technology, returning 40.3mpg and achieving CO2 emissions of 163g/km when combined with the short wheelbase model.
The popular Corsavan range will also gain a new 1.2L start/stop petrol engine emitting 119g/km of CO2, a saving of 5g/km over the standard 1.2 engine, and 55.4mpg combined.
This announcement comes on the day that the brand’s Ellesmere Port plant learns that it will benefit to the tune of £125m to build the new Astra from 2015 [full story].
"The inclusion of new petrol engines to the New Combo and Corsavan ranges is in response to increased customer demand," said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles.
"Certain Vauxhall customers want the option of a petrol engine especially with respect to both current fuel prices and the operator's specific working environment."
Vauxhall builds over 70,000 commercial vehicles at its plants in Luton, Bedfordshire and Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, and sold more vans at retail than any other manufacturer last year.