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Brand New 69 Vauxhall Combo Life 1.5 CDTI Energy XL 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" colour information displayCentral facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Driver alert systemDriver information centre with trip computer
Forward collision warningFront and rear parking sensors
Front camera systemLane departure warning with lane change assist
Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving timePAS
Remote control boot openingService indicator
Speed sign recognition 

Entertainment

Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate lightSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+variable intermittent wipeAutomatic lighting control
Body colour bumpersBody colour bumpers, side protection mouldings and sliding rail cover
Body colour door handlesBody colour door mirrors
Chrome-effect front grille barDaytime running lights
Dipping rear view mirrorElectric front windows + drivers one touch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Glazed tailgateHeated rear windscreen
Nearside and offside sliding side access door with opening windowsRear wiper
Solar heat absorbing windscreenTinted glass including windscreen

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in centre console4 way adjustable front head restraints
4 way manually adjustable passenger seat6 way manually adjustable drivers seat
60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seatsAdjustable dashboard illumination
Ambient lightingAnti submarining ramps in front seats
Chrome inner door handlesDelay courtesy light function
Drawer under drivers seatDriver's lumbar support
Driver/passenger reading lightsDriver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors + covers
Front body-lock seatbelt pretensionersFront/rear courtesy lights
Full width overhead storage shelf with ambient lightingHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Large open storage pocket behind infotainment screenLuggage compartment cover
Mistral cloth upholsteryOpen storage compartment below glovebox
Pollen filterRear adjustable/removable headrests
Rear door pockets with bottle holdersSmall open storage compartment behind gear knob
Two drinks holder in centre consoleTwo facia mounted drinks holders
Two large and two small open door pocketsUSB charging and infotainment in rear of centre console
USB charging point in gloveboxWelcome lighting

Packs

Sight and light Pack - Combo Life 

Safety

ABSAutomatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Child locks on rear doorsCSC - Cornering stability control
Deactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbagsDeflation detection system
Deformation zones front and rearDriver drowsiness alert system
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDrivers and front passenger lap belt pretensioner system
Electronic brake force distributionEmergency brake assist
Energy absorbing steering columnESP
Front seat side impact airbagsFront seatbelt force limiters
Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning lightFull size curtain airbags for driver, front passenger and outer rear passenger seats
Hill start assistISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
Manual park brakeMotor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control
Reinforced passenger safety cellSeatbelt warning
Side impact protection beamsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Traction controlTwo inertia reel seatbelts - 3rd row

Security

2 remote folding keysElectronically protected audio equipment
Engine deadlock and immobiliserLocking wheel nuts
Remote control central lockingVisible vehicle identification number

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Chrome instrument cluster dial rings 

Wheels

16" 7 spoke alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0.098CO2 (g/km)115
HC+NOx0.063Noise Level dB(A)68
NOx0.045Particles0.0008
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max176
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min146 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1499Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)75Cylinders - Stroke (mm)84.8
Engine CodeDV5RDEngine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears5 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.8EC Urban (mpg)60.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max6.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max39.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min40.9
WLTP - MPG - High - Max50.4WLTP - MPG - High - Min53.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max40.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Min43.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min51.4

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.5
Badge Power100Coin DescriptionTurbo D
Coin SeriesEnergy XLInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079E
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58
NCAP Safety Assist %68Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage20000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120
Timing Belt Interval Mileage120000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.9Engine Power - BHP102
Engine Power - KW75Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed107

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style7 SPOKEWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1837Height (including roof rails)1880
Length4753Wheelbase2977
Width1921Width (including mirrors)2107

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2115
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2693Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)1538
Max. Loading Weight628Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1250Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked600
Minimum Kerbweight1487No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Combo Life

Vauxhall's Combo Life won't be the family car you dreamed about but it could be the one you actually need. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall has long offered MPV passenger-carrying versions of its compact Combo van on the Continent. Now it brings that kind of package to the UK market in the form of this small but spacious People Carrier, the Combo Life.

Background

Is this more than just a van with windows? Vauxhall wants to convince you that the Combo Life is just that. Yes of course it's based on the Combo panel van, but this little MPV gets the kind of safety and media technology that most LCV drivers can only dream of. It comes in two lengths, gives you a choice of either five or seven seats and can swallow up to 2,693-litres if you load it up to the gunwhales. Is there room in your life for a vehicle as versatile as that, one that can average around 65mpg and is priced from no more than around £20,000? If so, then read on...

Driving Experience

Combo Life buyers choose between three engines. There's a 1.2-litre 110PS petrol unit. Or a 1.5-litre CDTi diesel, developing either 100 or 130PS. The units are combined with five and six-speed manual transmissions. In addition, in a segment first, a low-friction eight-speed automatic with Quickshift technology can be ordered in combination with the top-of-the-range 1.5-litre 130PS diesel. Under the skin, there's an independent Bi-link suspension system that can provide reasonably supple ride comfort, yet is firm enough to resist body roll and support heavy loads. It's a decent compromise. Whichever variant you choose - standard or long - you'll find that the driving position pretty good, with the steeply raked windscreen and low bonnet combining to give great visibility. Couple that with big panoramic door mirrors and the result is a vehicle you can be confident about driving even the most congested city streets where the light steering facilitates a tight turning circle, 11.2m in the short wheelbase version and 12.5m for the long wheelbase model. As for refinement - usually a van-based MPV issue - well, the slightly clattery note at start-up settles down quite acceptably once you get up to speed. Ultimately, probably the biggest compliment you can really pay this Vauxhall is that at times, it's easy to forget you're driving a van-derived product.

Design and Build

The Combo Life is available in a 4.4-metre standard length version or a longer 4.75-metre long model, with two sliding rear doors as standard. Both variants have a height of 1.8 metres and are available with either five or seven seats. Style-wise, compared with other van-based MPVs in the segment, this one has a shorter front overhang and a higher bonnet, making it look more balanced. From the front, it displays a typical Vauxhall identity and the high bonnet features two crisp lines, which go from the windscreen down to the grille and emphasise the stability of the vehicle. As with most van-based MPVs, you get plenty of boot space. The five-seat, standard length version has a minimum luggage volume of 597-litres, while the long wheelbase model has a minimum luggage volume of 850-litres. With the rear seats folded down, the boot volume of the standard version more than triples to 2,126-litres. The longer version of the Combo Life offers even more capacity when the rear seats are folded down with up to 2,693-litres available. For passengers, there are five and seven-seat variants. Either way, you get three individual rear seats, all with ISOFIX child seat brackets, and you can specify an optional panoramic glass roof.

Market and Model

Priced from just under £20,000, the entry-level 'Design' 1.2-litre 110PS petrol 6-speed manual model features air conditioning, a DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth audio streaming and 16-inch steel wheels with styled wheel covers. Moving up the range, the 'Energy' trim starts from around £22,000 for the five-seater 1.2-litre 110PS petrol 6-speed manual model. Standard specification includes an eight-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors. If you need space for more passengers, the 'Energy'-spec seven-seater starts from just under £22,000 for the 1.2-litre 110PS 6-manual model. Standard specification includes 35/30/35 split-folding second-row seats with a fold-flat facility, two removable third-row seats and two foldable tables with cup-holders. The Combo Life aims to raise the bar for safety and comfort in this segment. It is fitted with technologies and driver assistance systems that are more commonly seen in the compact or SUV sectors, such as Driver Drowsiness Alert, a rear view camera with 180?? bird's-eye view, a Head-up display, and an 'IntelliGrip' traction aid, as well as improved comfort features such as heated seats and a heated steering wheel.

Cost of Ownership

Running cost returns from the various turbo-charged, direct injection petrol and diesel engines are competitive, CO2 emissions starting from 111g/km and fuel economy of up to 67.3mpg possible for the 1.5-litre 100PS diesel. The 1.5-litre 130PS diesel manages 65.7mpg and 113g/km. And the 1.2-litre 110PS petrol variant delivers 51.4mpg and 125g/km. All powertrains meet the stringent Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Service intervals are at 20,000 miles or every 12 months, depending on which comes round sooner and you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.

Summary

Vauxhall builds more vans in Britain than anyone else, so why can't one of them be diverted towards the passenger market? It's taken some time for the brand to come around to that conclusion, but the Combo Life shows that when done well - as here - this kind of van-based MPV can be quite appealing. This one is more sophisticated than you might expect, yet it's as big - for people and for packages - as you'd expect an LCV-derived People Carrier to be. In short, it does enough to be spotted by the people who count. People who'll find this Vauxhall difficult to ignore in their search for a compact MPV unafflicted by style pretention or attempts at badge equity. Job done.

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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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