Vauxhall’s Vivaro has been named Small Panel Van of the Year in the annual awards from the influential What Van? magazine.
The stylish all rounder that satisfies every demand for good cargo space, reliability, driver comfort and top value has grabbed the award in the face of increasing competition in the sector.
In 2001, along with near-identical Renault Trafic family member, Vivaro was Van of the Year.
"Vivaro has gained an excellent reputation for itself in the medium van sector and with a long wheelbase version now available alongside the popular SWB we are confident of seeing many more conquest sales," says Vauxhall vans brand manager Jonathan Leicester.
Vivaro is available in two body versions, two wheelbases and with three engines, two turbo-diesels and a tough 2.0 litre petrol power pack.
The van is the product of a joint venture between General Motors and Renault and is built at the IBC Vehicles plant in Luton.
On top of its value for money price tag starting at £12625 Vivaro has a three year/100,000 mile warranty and highly competitive insurance rate.Published 10 September 2002