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Brand New Vauxhall Combo Life 1.5 Turbo D Edition 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

3.5" colour information displayCentral facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control + speed limiterDriver alert system
Driver information centre with trip computerForward collision warning
Front camera systemInstrument cluster - Uplevel
Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate lightLane 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
Rear parking sensorsRemote control boot opening
Service indicatorSpeed sign recognition
Traffic sign recognition 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Diesel particulate filter 

Entertainment

Steering wheel mounted audio controlsTouchscreen infotainment with 8" colour touch screen, DAB radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth audio streaming, 6 speakers, apple CarPlay/android auto + RDS

Exterior Features

2 speed wipers+variable intermittent wipeAutomatic headlight control system
Black bodyside mouldingsBlack door mirrors
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour rear spoilerChrome-effect front grille bar
Daytime running lightsDipping rear view mirror
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights
Halogen daytime running lightsHeated rear windscreen
Manual folding door mirrorsNearside and offside sliding side access door with opening windows
Power/Express Front WindowsRear compartment shade
Rear wiperSliding rail covers in body colour
Solar heat absorbing windscreenSunshades in driver mirrors
Tailgate with heated window and wash wipeTinted glass including windscreen
Welcome lighting 

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in centre console12V electrical accessory socket in passenger side
4 way adjustable front head restraints4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest
6 way manually adjustable drivers seat60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
Additional lidded compartment in front of driver (comes with AirCon)Adjustable dashboard illumination
Anti submarining ramps in front seatsBase heater
Carpet floor matsChrome inner door handles
Delay courtesy light functionDrawer under drivers seat
Driver's lumbar supportDriver/passenger reading lights
Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors + coversFront body-lock seatbelt pretensioners
Front/rear courtesy lightsFull width overhead storage shelf with ambient lighting
Heater - frontHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Large open storage pocket behind infotainment screenMistral cloth upholstery
Open storage compartment below gloveboxOverhead shelf (comes with radio)
Polyurethane steering wheelRear adjustable/removable headrests
Rear door pockets with bottle holdersRemote radio controls
Small open storage compartment behind gear knobTwo drinks holder in centre console
Two facia mounted drinks holdersTwo large and two small open door pockets
USB charging and infotainment in rear of centre consoleUSB charging point in glovebox

Passive Safety

ABSChild locks on rear doors
CSC - Cornering stability controlDeactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
Deflation detection systemDeformation zones front and rear
Driver drowsiness alert systemDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers and front passenger lap belt pretensioner systemElectronic brake force distribution
Emergency brake assistEnergy absorbing steering column
ESPFront seat side impact airbags
Front seatbelt force limitersFront seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Full size curtain airbags for driver, front passenger and outer rear passenger seatsHill start assist
ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seatsManual park brake
Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) - Engine Drag Torque ControlReinforced passenger safety cell
Ride and handling automatic electronic controlledSeatbelt warning
Side impact protection beamsThree 3 point rear seatbelts
Traction controlTwo inertia reel seatbelts - 3rd row
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

2 remote folding keysElectronically protected audio equipment
Engine deadlock and immobiliserRemote control central locking
Visible vehicle identification number 

Wheels

16" steel wheelsFull wheel covers
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb142
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max176WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min142

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 RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min52.3

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.5
Badge Power100Coin DescriptionTurbo D
Coin SeriesEditionGeneration Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 079ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58NCAP Safety Assist %68
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage20000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months120Timing Belt Interval Mileage120000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.7Engine 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 CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Tyre Size Front205/60 R16Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16
Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KITWheel Type16" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1804Height (including roof rails)1841
Length4403Wheelbase2785
Width1921Width (including mirrors)2107

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight2095
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2126Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)983
Max. Loading Weight690Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1300Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1405No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
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

Today, Vauxhall's People Carriers share much of their design with the company's vans, which if you're a family buyer prioritising practicality is no bad thing. In the case of this mid-sized Combo Life model, you also get clever, efficient space-centred engineering borrowed from the brand's PSA parent Group. And buyers are also offered the option of five or seven-seat interior formats and standard or long wheelbase body shapes, plus some clever MPV touches too. There's even an EV version.

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 Cargo 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 55mpg in diesel form and is priced from no more than around £23,000? If so, then read on...

Driving Experience

Combo Life buyers choose between three engines. There's a 1.2-litre petrol unit offering 110PS in manual form or 130PS as an auto. Or a 1.5-litre Turbo D diesel, developing 100 and only offered with a manual. The altermative is the Combo e-Life EV, which has a 50kWh battery offering a 174 mile driving range. Under the skin of all Combos, 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 bodyshape variant you choose - standard 'M' or long 'XL' - 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 from the Turbo D 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 'M' version with five-seats; or a longer 4.75-metre long 'XL' seven-seat model, all versions with two sliding rear doors as standard. Both variants have a height of 1.8 metres and the EV variant offers a third seating row option with the 'M' body shape too. 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 and there are no interior spacial compromises with the EV variant. 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 £23,000, the entry-level 'Edition' 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 'SE' trim starts from around £27,000 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 'Edition'-spec seven-seater XL lwb model starts from just under £25,000 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. Pricing for the EV Combo e-Life starts at just under £32,000 after deduction of the £2,500 government Plug-in car Grant; that gets you the base five-seat Medium length version, which can also be had with a third seating row for £500 more. If you want to seat seven though, you're better off specifying the longer wheelbase 'XL' body shape; well, if you can afford it anyway. Because the asking price for this top variant from launch was pitched at £35,710, it's pitched above the £35,000 threshold for that government grant, so you're on your own with the asking price.

Cost of Ownership

WLTP running cost returns from the various turbo-charged, direct injection petrol and diesel engines are competitive, CO2 emissions starting from 135g/km and combined fuel economy of up to 55.4mpg possible for the 1.5-litre 100PS diesel. The 1.2-litre 110PS petrol variant delivers 44.1mpg and 145g/km. All powertrains meet the stringent Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. If you'd rather the BEV battery-powered Combo e-Life with its 50kWh battery, you can expect a 174 mile driving range. As you'd want, the Combo e-Life supports up to 100kW rapid (DC) charging, with an 80% re-charge taking less than 30 minutes, while a full charge from a 7.4 kW single-phase wallbox takes 7.5 hours thanks to the 7.4kW on-board charger. 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

We always wondered whether there was really a need for both car-like mid-sized MPVs and van-based ones. Vauxhall has clearly decided that there isn't and this Combo Life lends a bit of credence to the point of view that a van-based model is really all that modern families actually require. Whether it makes more sense than its very similar Citroen and Peugeot design stablemates is a key question of course - but in this case a somewhat subjective one. You might quite like the quirky exterior styling of a Berlingo or the curious driving position and dashboard of a Rifter but if you don't, then this Combo Life model may well seem a more palatable all-round proposition. Especially if you've a friendly local Vauxhall dealer and the price is right. Should, as a result, you feel the need to get a Life, we could easily understand why.

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* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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This vehicle is available at Motability branches.