Standard EquipmentTechnical SpecificationOptional ExtrasIndependent Review

Driver Convenience

  • Bluetooth with USB box
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Low fuel warning light
  • Multi-function Display
  • PAS
  • Rev counter
  • Seatbelt warning indicator
  • Service indicator
  • Shift-up indication light

Exterior Features

  • 2 speed windscreen wipers with intermittent wipe and electric screenwash
  • Bodyside mouldings
  • Electric windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
  • Integral step in front bumper
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Nearside sliding side access door

Interior Features

  • 2 coat hooks
  • 4 adjustable face-level heating and ventilation outlets
  • 6 way adjustable drivers seat
  • Air recirculation system
  • Extension cabin storage
  • Facia mounted gear lever
  • Fade down cabin courtesy light
  • Folding centre seat backrest with 2 cup holders and storage tray
  • Front door pockets with bottle holder
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Height adjustable padded head restraints
  • Height adjustable steering wheel
  • Load lashing points
  • Map reading lights
  • Mobile phone storage with 12V socket
  • Overhead storage shelf
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Twin passenger assist handles
  • Twin sunvisors
  • Vinyl - cab floor covering
  • Windscreen and front side window demist vents

Safety

  • Drivers airbag
  • Height adjustable outer front seatbelts
  • Rear inertia reel lap and diagonal seatbelts

Security

  • Deadlocks
  • Electronic engine deadlock immobiliser
  • Remote control central locking with internal switch
  • Steering column lock

Technical

  • 12V power socket in central console
  • ABS + EBD
  • EBA

Wheels

  • 16" steel wheels
  • Wheel centre covers

Emissions

CO

CO2 (g/km)

209

HC+NOx

Noise Level dB(A)

NOx

Particles

Standard Euro Emissions

EURO 5

General

Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07

Safety Concerns?

1

Badge Engine CC

2.3

Badge Power

100

Based On ID

Battery Volts

12

Chassis Engine Number

Clutch

SINGLE DRY PLATE

Coin Description

Coin Gross Vehicle Weight Code

Coin Power Output Code

Coin Series

Coin Wheelbase Description Code

Coin Wheelbase Name Code

Front Brakes

DISCS

Front Suspension

COIL SPRINGS

Timing Belt Interval Mileage

0

Hand Brake

REAR WHEELS

Insurance Group 1

Insurance Group 2

Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years

6

Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years

3

NCAP Safety Assist %

NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09

NCAP Front/Side Impact - Discontinued February 09

Badge Power

NCAP Pedestrian - Discontinued February 09

Badge Engine CC

Vehicle Homologation Class

Running Cost League Headings

NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %

24

Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months

25000

Special Edition

1

Special Order

1

Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage

100000

Standard manufacturers warranty - Years

3

NCAP Pedestrian Protection %

48

NCAP Child Occupant Protection %

100000

Vehicle Homologation Class

N1

Vin/Frame No.

Engine and Drive Train

Automatic Transmission

1

Cylinders - Bore (mm)

85

Catalytic Convertor

1

CC

2298

Compression Ratio

15.5:1

Cooling System

WATER

Cylinder Layout

IN-LINE

Cylinders

4

Engine Layout

FRONT TRANSVERSE

Engine Make

Fuel Delivery

COMMON RAIL

Fuel Delivery

DIESEL

Gears

6 SPEED

Manual Transmission

1

Number of Valves

16

Cylinders - Stroke (mm)

101.3

Camshaft

DOHC

Fuel Consumption

EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies

1

EC Combined (mpg)

35.3

EC Extra Urban (mpg)

39.2

EC Urban (mpg)

30.7

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)

Engine Power - BHP

100

Engine Power - KW

74

Engine Power - RPM

3500

Engine Torque - LBS.FT

210

Engine Torque - MKG

29

Engine Torque - NM

285

Engine Torque - RPM

1250

Top Speed

83

Tyres

Alloys?

1

Automatic Clutch

1

Plated 3rd Axle

Plated 4th Axle

Space Saver?

1

Tyre Make

Tyre Size Front

225/65 R16

Tyre Size Rear

225/65 R16

Tyre Size Spare

FULL SIZE

Wheel Style

Wheel Type

16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height

2488

Height (including roof rails)

Length

6198

Load Height

1894

Load Length

3733

Load Space Width Between Wheel Arches

1380

Side Load Door Height

1780

Side Load Door Width

1270

Turning Circle - Wall to Wall

16.2

Wheelbase

4332

Width

2070

Width (including mirrors)

2470

Weight and Capacities

Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb

15.7

Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)

Gross Train Weight

6000

Gross Vehicle Weight

3500

Load Space Volume

13

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 2nd Row Seats Up

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Down

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Removed

Luggage Capacity - 3rd Row Seats Up

Max. Roof Load

200

Max. Towing Weight - Braked

2500

Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked

750

Minimum Kerbweight

1970

No. of Seats

3

Max. Loading Weight

1530

On The Road

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Packs

Paintwork

Safety

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Wheels

Summary

It's tough to choose between the leading large panel vans as their big load carrying remit means they tend to follow a similar formula. Vauxhall's Movano aims to make the decision making process a little easier for businesses not by doing anything revolutionary but with solid improvements across the board. With advanced engines, a sprawling model range and a focus on keeping drivers onside, it can't really go far wrong.

Background

Vauxhall builds its panel vans in partnership with Renault so the Movano and the Renault Master are the same vehicle to all intents and purposes. This is by no means an unusual practice in the automotive world and the economies of scale bring benefits to all parties. It's just that in the commercial vehicle sector, less effort is made to disguise the fact that two vehicles originate from the same drawing board and bar the badges, the Vauxhall and Renault efforts are dead ringers for one another.

Driving Experience

Doing the donkey work in the Movano is a specially developed 2.3-litre CDTi diesel engine. This common-rail injection unit is smaller than the ones we've become accustomed to seeing in panel vans of the Movano's size but we're assured that it punches far above its weight. It's torque rather than outright power that is of most use to panel van operators. This is the muscle through the middle of the rev range that stops travel with a heavy payload feeling like a losing battle against the laws of physics. Being designed with commercial applications in mind, the Movano's 2.3-litre unit is well-endowed in the torque department. In entry-level 99bhp guise, it delivers 285Nm of the good stuff: you get 310Nm from the 123bhp version and a full 350Nm in 148bhp form. Power is distributed either by the standard six-speed manual gearbox or by Vauxhall's Techshift semi-automatic transmission. From there, it's directed either to the front or the rear wheels depending on the model chosen. In the past, the Movano has been a front-wheel-drive panel van but the option of rear-wheel-drive opens the possibility of carrying larger payloads. The rear-wheel-drive versions can be ordered with double rear wheels for extra traction and capacity. The front-wheel-drive variants have lower loading heights and superior fuel economy.

Design and Build

When a vehicle needs space for 17 cubic meters of cargo, there isn't much room left for artistic expression on the part of its designers. So it is that the Movano looks much the same as the other large panel vans you can picture. The almost vertical headlight stacks are mounted high on the van's tall nose out of harm's way and the wheels are pushed out to the corners maximising the wheelbase and the space available inside. Despite the functional approach, the Movano is not unattractive but most operators will be more interested in the driving environment within. Vauxhall is particularly proud of its efforts in the Movano cabin. The various seating options give a broad range of adjustment while the position of the steering column can also be tweaked to taste. Visibility is enhanced by the large door mirrors, the huge expanse of windscreen and the vehicle's steeply sloping nose. More than just an area to sit in and drive, the cabin has been designed as a working environment. There's a clip on the dashboard to hold delivery notes or paperwork and the optional centre seat that can fold down to form a desk complete with swivelling laptop table. Operators will also find the usual array of cup holders, door pockets and other storage receptacles to keep the area tidy including a cavernous 7.6-litre glovebox.

Market and Model

Fleet managers have been reduced to gibbering wrecks in the past, trying to decipher panel van model ranges. The need to offer vehicles to suit a vast array of different customers usually gives rise to an astronomical number of different models and the Movano is no exception. There are panel van, double cab and Combi models to cater for different passenger carrying requirements. Chassis cab versions can come in crew cab and platform cab forms and then there are models fitted with tipper, dropside and box van bodies. Even if we stick with the panel vans, you've got four vehicle lengths, three wheelbases and three roof heights to get your teeth into. Having pinpointed the Movano that precisely fits your business (there'll be one in there somewhere) it's time to equip it to your specifications. A wide range of optional extras is available from satellite navigation to static cornering lights. Standard safety kit includes ABS brakes with EBD and front airbags. Side airbags are optional and ESP stability control is standard on the rear-wheel-drive variants but must be paid for on front-wheel-drive ones.