VAUXHALL REVEALS NEW MOVANO
On sale this summer, Vauxhall has revealed the first images of its new Movano large van.
The safety of both the driver and other road users has been an important factor in the development of the new Movano. A rear vision camera system, available for the first time on the Movano, gives a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen, providing optimum visibility and helping to detect cyclists and pedestrians. A blind spot monitoring system is also new to the Movano, using ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in the blind spot and alerting the driver with LED indicators in the corresponding mirror. A lane departure warning system, which sounds an audible alarm if the driver strays from their lane, is also available.
Despite the large dimensions of the Movano, the van remains planted to the road in high winds thanks to the Side-Wind Assistant, which comes as standard on all models. In such conditions, the Electronic Stability Programme is automatically activated to improve handling.
Behind the wheel, drivers benefit from excellent connectivity and entertainment features thanks to the Navi 5.0 IntelliLink Pro infotainment system, which is available for the first time on new Movano. The system features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, with the interior featuring a wireless charging point for smartphones.
As the largest vehicle in Vauxhall’s portfolio, the Movano is available in four different lengths and three heights, carrying a maximum payload of up to 2110kg and 17m3 of cargo. This means that, in certain configurations, the van can transport up to five euro pallets, ensuring that there is a Movano for almost every need. Perfect for trades professionals, 150 different versions of the Movano are available ex works, allowing for numerous conversions for specialist requirements.
The new Movano is clearly identifiable as a Vauxhall, sharing many design elements with other models in the brand’s range of class-leading vans. Inside the cabin, the multi-adjustable seats are comfortable and supportive, with the optional comfort seats for the driver and passengers offering adjustable lumbar support. The Movano can also be ordered with an air-cushioned driver’s seat, perfect for frequent use over bumpy surfaces. In the cargo area, LED lighting makes the Movano easy to use even in dark conditions, while new handles on the side-walls and pillars further improve convenience.