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Now that is quite exciting, as there will likely be price differentiation compared to the Peugeot, Citroen and Toyota versions because a Luton built Vauxhall option will be targeted at and will resonate better with Fleet buyers in the UK. We could see lower priced more basic versions become available which suits me because I don't want a car with Alloys, Leather and an auto box as my 8 seater tends to get treated more like a muddy van sometimes given my hobbies.

Looking at the external images, they appear to have produced them rather quickly by taking the Left hand drive Opel version and flipping the picture to make them right hand drive and have then added the Vauxhall badges. How do I know? Well the fuel flap is on the wrong side :eek::lol:

An interesting development though. Thx Grumpy :thumb:
 

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If it is using the existing Vivaro platform it won't be the same as the traveller as Vivaro is as Reliable says a joint developed van between Renault and Opel/Vauxhall and uses mainly Renault power trains or did when i was working at the Luton factory during the summer refit a few years ago for the current model. Unless under PSA they are running both platforms now (not been in the Luton site for a year or so)

The split with Renault started with this version of the vivaro, Luton now mainly building for the Opel/Vauxhall market and not the Renault/Nissan Vans like the previous model all that work is now done at the Renault Plant only
 

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From the pics it looks like peugeot will be redooing the factory to build peugeot vans rather than the renault based versions we currently have so basically the end of an era renault will be competing for vauxhalls sales with renault badged vans from now on.

Shame really as the trafic/vivaro/primastar is a good van peugeot cannot make vans as well as renault can wonder where that leaves the recent fiat version ! possibly renault took them on board in anticipation of this happening but fiat already had a version of the previous peugeot expert all very confusing :)
 

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I actually deliver the chassis rails into the plant for the Vivaro . The current Vivaro build will finish at the end of March this year. The new "van" will come into full production hopefully around the end of April. The Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall versions will all use the same platform, and will just have different badges. These will all be built at Luton.
 

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I actually deliver the chassis rails into the plant for the Vivaro . The current Vivaro build will finish at the end of March this year. The new "van" will come into full production hopefully around the end of April. The Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall versions will all use the same platform, and will just have different badges. These will all be built at Luton.
From what I've seen from the pictures they will be the same platform as my Traveller because they look the same other than the badging and some other cosmetics. So the current style of Vivaro will be no more.
The problem I have is the new Vivaro that will be based on the Traveller won't be as big as the current V/X Vivaro, not even the LWB.

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From what I've seen from the pictures they will be the same platform as my Traveller because they look the same other than the badging and some other cosmetics. So the current style of Vivaro will be no more.
The problem I have is the new Vivaro that will be based on the Traveller won't be as big as the current V/X Vivaro, not even the LWB.

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They will use the PSA platform, which i think is being used in some of their cars as well. It is a lot smaller, though the post office ones look quite big. There are a few dotted around the plant at the minute, but none with a Vauxhall badge that i have seen.

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I seen a load of post office vans being delivered to a local company here that does the signwriting i did not notice what they were but they were not vivaros may have been peugeots not sure will have a better look tomorrow when i pass but as has been said even the biggest expert van was smaller than a vivaro.

I have an old vivaro and its actually a pretty good van overall i doubt peugeot can match that reliability.
 

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Hi reliable,
I can only speak as I find. I currently have a 66 plate Renault Traffic and to be honest, it's been absolute pig of a vehicle. Not ever will I have a Renault again, the customer service at branch level and UK head office is appalling to say the least.
3k miles N/S sliding door became misaligned. Took 3 months and 4 attempts to fix it.
22K miles N/S door again same issue, fixed.
33k miles water leak. Had to replace the bottom hoses because they had been fitted incorrectly at the factory. Off the road for 8 days because hoses not available in UK.
I've had 2 injectors because the van was running like a bag of spanners thinking they were faulty but turned out to be a connection problem with the wiring. They changed the engine bay loom. This took another 7 days because they ordered the incorrect loom. And guess what? the one they wanted not available in the UK!
It's now on 110k and out of warranty and the sliding door has gone tits up again. I'd have got rid ages ago but I would have taken a huge hit with depreciation. So I won't be sad to see that go this year sometime.
So the upshot is that I have less trouble with all my Pugs put together than that one nightmare Renault.
I'll probably look at a ford Torneo tbh.
 

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As i say i have the OLDER vivaro :) the 1 you have has the nissan engine no doubt that is when they went downhill but the vans do last better than transits do and they dont rust like transits do problem is we are at different ends of the chain you are buying new or nearly new i would never buy anything new i have NEVER had a brand new vehicle and could never afford the expense of a new vehicle i buy 10 year old vehicles and run them till they are dead i dont need to worry about depreciation :)

I have had a few vivaros/trafics and as long as you steer clear of the nissan engine they are reliable overall the nissan engine is a ticking bomb.
 

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As i say i have the OLDER vivaro :) the 1 you have has the nissan engine no doubt that is when they went downhill but the vans do last better than transits do and they dont rust like transits do problem is we are at different ends of the chain you are buying new or nearly new i would never buy anything new i have NEVER had a brand new vehicle and could never afford the expense of a new vehicle i buy 10 year old vehicles and run them till they are dead i dont need to worry about depreciation :)

I have had a few vivaros/trafics and as long as you steer clear of the nissan engine they are reliable overall the nissan engine is a ticking bomb.
Yes I understand exactly what you're saying and if it wasn't for the fact my business demands it I wouldn't buy such new ones either.
I didn't know the engine was a Nissan.. I do have to say, I change the oil every 12.5k and it runs quite nicely even with that miles on it. However maybe that ticking will get much louder sooner rather than later:(
Do the newer Torneo's rust then? I've had some good reports about them..

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All transits rust its in their DNA :) wont really matter to you so much as it wont rust badly till they get to 5/6 years old by that time you would probably replace them it does depend how rough you are with them though they are built in turkey now and that is part of the problem guy next to me has a 3 year old transit custom and its already showing signs here and there !
 

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I actually deliver the chassis rails into the plant for the Vivaro . The current Vivaro build will finish at the end of March this year. The new "van" will come into full production hopefully around the end of April. The Citroen, Peugeot and Vauxhall versions will all use the same platform, and will just have different badges. These will all be built at Luton.
Hi all, I have just ordered the Traveller Allure 180BHP 8 gear auto long version. The dealer is predicting April/May for delivery. Reading the post above, I wanted to ask if Travellers are now being built at Luton or at the French plant? From reading the news they have just employed a new manager at French plant and planning to increase capacity. With all the chaos of Brexit, I am steeling myself that the delivery date might be summer or autumn. By the way I have loved reading all your posts and I look forward to keeping in touch with you all 🙂
 

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Had a Look at the Brochure

So The Vauxhall has 2 Trim Levels

Edition OTR from £27,200 and Elite £40,705

Things i have noted:

Webesto isn't mentioned directly but comes under Automatic Parking Heater
The Dark Tinted windows are only 70% the Peugeot has 90% (much difference????)

High-Beam Assist is Standard on the Elite

The Edition only comes with the front seats as standard. I do somehow prefer the front end & the Wheels of the Eilte over the Allure

Also it seems what Peugeot deem as Metallic Vauxhall call Two Tone

Otherwise appears similar spec wise
 

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Already I can see a few things that would be a deal breaker for me with the Vauxhall version.

Firstly as Voltzs has aluded, they have done something strange with the seating. Essentially neither the 'Edition' or the leather clad 'Elite' version seem to come with the excellent full rail system with individual seats. They have gone for fixed bench seats instead with various layouts possible all of which are optional. The front seats are the only ones that come as standard. There may be some rails fitted if you go for optional two swivellingchairs in row two

There is no 7 inch screen on the cheaper 'Edition' version and other tech seems limited on this version.

No 225 wheel & tyre combo on any model. 215's are the max and many cars wil come on 16 inch steel wheels.

Astonishingly, unless the brochure is wrong there is not even basic manual air conditioning on the cheaper version as it talks of the 'facility' for aircon and shows it as a £900 option.

Overall I get the impression tha that there has been a great deal of cheeseparing going on to get the basic car down to a price which might be something to do with p11d thresholds. If anything the spec of the Vauxhall looks to be very similar to that of eastern European market Peugeot Travellers and Citroen Spacetourers
 
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