Opel Vivaro is a tidy Euro package hauler

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2015 Opel Vivaro

This is the Opel Vivaro, and as much as it may look like a rebadged Nissan NV200, it isn’t (it’s quite a bit bigger). Instead, it’s a rebadged Nissan Primastar, which in turn is a Renault Trafic. Weird family links aside, this is the all-new, second-generation Vivaro, which Opel originally launched in 2001.

Slated to arrive this summer, the all-diesel powertrain is available in four different power levels. The 1.6-liter, CDTI engine can be had with either 90 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque or with 115 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque.

Opt for the more powerful sequential turbos of the 1.6 BiTurbo and European cargo haulers have access to 120 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque or 140 hp and 250 pound-feet of torque. All that torque is quite accessible, as well, with peak twist available at just 1,500 rpm. With thrifty diesel power and a standard six-speed manual, the very best the Vivaro can muster is a Euro rating of 41.27 US miles per gallon.

Being a cargo van, space is of paramount importance, but so is versatility. The Vivaro can be had in two different lengths, two different heights and in four different variants – panel, combi, crew or platform cab. Weirdly, there’s no mention of maximum cargo volume in the press release, although as the Vivaro is designed to go toe-to-toe with fullsize vans like the Ford Transit, we can use our imagination as to its overall size.

While it will be sold as an Opel, production will take place at Plant Luton, a Vauxhall factory in the UK. Take a look up top for the full gallery, and then scroll down for the official press release from Opel.

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