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Brand New Vauxhall Combo Life 100kW Ultimate XL 50kWh 5dr Auto [7 Seat]

Only £3349 Advance payment

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10" colour information displayCentral facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
Cruise control + speed limiterDrive mode selector
Driver information display - Trip computer data, total mileage, service due indicatore-Call and b-Call
Forward collision warningFront camera system
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
Lights on audible warningMulti function trip computer - Trip mileage, vehicle range, average speed and driving time
Panoramic rear view cameraRear parking distance sensors
Service indicatorSpeed sensitive electric power assisted steering
Speed sign recognitionTraffic sign recognition
Vauxhall connect 

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

Mode 3 charging cable 

Entertainment

Steering wheel mounted audio controlsTouchscreen sat navigation and infotainment with 8" screen, DAB radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth Audio streaming, 6 speakers + Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
USB connections in front and rear 

Exterior Features

Alloy-effect protective front skid plateAutomatic lighting control
Black painted door mirrorsBlack painted rear view mirror housing
Body colour door handlesBody colour front and rear bumpers
Body colour side access door rail coversBody colour side protection mouldings
Chrome-effect front grille barDark tinted rear windows
Dipping rear view mirrorElectric folding door mirrors
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsElectrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
Front fog lightsHazard warning lights
Heated rear windscreenHigh beam assist
Intermittent rear window wash/wipeLED daytime running lights
LED HeadlightsLED side repeat indicators
Magic washManual headlight beam levelling
Nearside and offside sliding side access door with opening windowsRain sensitive windscreen wipers
Rear fog lightsReversing light
Roof railsSide window demist vents
Sliding LHS kerb + tilting windowSliding RHS offside + tilting window
Solar heat absorbing windscreen and windowsTailgate with opening heated window and wash/wipe facility
Third brake lightTinted glass including windscreen
Warning light in instrument clusterWelcome lighting
Windscreen demist vents 

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in centre console3 seat bench in 2nd row
3 spoke flat bottomed steering wheel33/33/33 individual split/folding 2nd row of seats with fold flat facility
4 speed fan with illuminated controls4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with reach, backrest, headrest and flat fold facility
6 way adjustable driver seat - height, reach, backrest, manual lumbar, armrest, under seat storage, headrestAdjustable dashboard illumination
Air recirculation facilityCabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
Carpet floor matsChrome inner door handles
Driver sun visors incorporating vanity mirrors with coversDual zone electronic climate control
Facia on/off switchFade up/fade down on interior lighting
Fold flat front passenger seat with armrestFour adjustable facia vents
Four load restraint lashing eyesFront body-lock seatbelt pretensioners
Front map reading lightsFront seat back pockets
Front/rear courtesy lightsFull width overhead storage shelf with ambient lighting
Fully carpeted load areaHeated steering wheel
Height adjustable and removable front/rear head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated load areaInterior tailgate handle
Large open storage pocket behind infotainment screenLeather covered steering wheel
Luggage compartment coverLuggage compartment lighting
Mistral cloth upholsteryOpen storage compartment below glovebox
Passenger armrestRear heater duct
Single front passenger seatSliding 3rd row rear seats
Small open storage compartment behind gear knobTwin gas assisted tailgate struts
Two drinks holder in centre consoleTwo facia mounted drinks holders
Two foldable table with cupholdersTwo individual split-folding and removable 3rd row seats
Two large and two small front open door pocketsTwo rear door pockets

Passive Safety

ABSAutomatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Brake energy regenerationChild locks on rear doors
Cornering brake controlDeactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
Driver drowsiness alert systemDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Electronic brake force distributionElectronic parking brake
Electronic Stability ProgrammeEmergency brake assist
ESPFront seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Full size curtain airbagsHill start assist
IntelliGrip controlISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
Lap and diagonal inertia reel seatbeltsMotor Slip Regulation (MSR) - Engine Drag Torque Control
Straight line stability controlThree 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 immobiliserFreewheeling door locks
Key left in ignition audible warningLocking wheel bolts
Remote control central lockingVisible vehicle identification number

Trim

Chrome instrument cluster dial rings 

Wheels

16" 7 spoke alloy wheelsEmergency tyre inflation kit
Full wheel covers
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh50
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)1305Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)450
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7.4
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)300Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW11Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)30
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change0-80Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW100
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeType 2Maximum Charging Rate - kW100
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity47WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH21.1
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL19.8WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH2.9
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL3.1WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City414
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEH373WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City - TEL414
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb280WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH264
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL280WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City257
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEH232WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City - TEL257
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb174WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH164
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL174 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0
Badge Power136Coin Description100kW 50kWh
Coin SeriesUltimate XL [7 Seat]Generation Mark1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0721ANCAP Adult Occupant Protection %91
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %81NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 094
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %58NCAP Safety Assist %68
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage25000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.7Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3674Engine Torque - LBS.FT192
Engine Torque - MKG26.5Engine Torque - NM260
Engine Torque - RPM300Top Speed84

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

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

Gross Vehicle Weight2396Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)2693
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)806Max. Loading Weight770
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1626
No. of Seats7Turning 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 Electric

Even smaller MPVs offer EV options these days. Jonathan Crouch looks at Vauxhall's improved Combo Life Electric

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall's fully electric small MPV, this Combo Life Electric, gets a useful update here both inside and out, but the main change is a significantly greater driving range between charges. As a result, like its Peugeot and Citroen design counterparts, it might be tempting option if you're looking for a full-electric compact family car and don't want a compact SUV. Here, there's the option of a 7-seat cabin too, which is quite rare to find in an EV at present.

Background

Because current Vauxhall vans must all have fully electric powertrain options these days, MPV customers also get offered BEV technology. This is provided both with the large Vivaro Life Electric model and also with this smaller Combo Life Electric, which shares its design with two French counterparts, the Citroen e-Berlingo and the Peugeot E-Rifter. As with those two models, this battery Combo has been significantly updated here, with the longer driving range, smarter looks and an updated front-of-cabin experience with enhanced media connectivity. But the boxy practicalities are just as before and are unaffected by the battery installation.

Driving Experience

We'd expected that this improved Combo Life Electric would get the same improved 54kWh battery lately fitted to the closely related Corsa Electric. That is after all, what's been fitted to this MPV model's clone, the otherwise near-identical Citroen e-Berlingo. Instead, like its other cousin, Peugeot's E-Rifter, this Vauxhall must continue with the same 50kWh battery it had before, though the cells have been worked on - with some significant results. This Combo Life Electric can now go 205 miles between charges, a useful 31 miles further than before. Much the same electric motor propels this MPV, a 136PS unit with 260Nm of pulling power but a particularly modest top speed (just 84mph). And you'll struggle to get that (and particularly eager acceleration) if you select the 'Eco' drive mode necessary to get anywhere near the quoted range stat. This reduces the powertrain's total 136PS output to just 80PS and also restricts the climate system to conserve power. Vauxhall recommends that you do most of your driving in the 'Normal' setting, which increases the motor output to 107PS. The top 'Power' mode you'll need for the full output isn't really intended for sporty driving but for situations when you're carrying heavy loads. There's a three-level regenerative braking system operable via paddles behind the steering wheel. The fiercest setting increases the level of regen braking to a point where the car slows so much when you come off throttle that you'll very rarely need to use the brake, unless you're coming to a complete stop. And on the move? Well like all electric vehicles, this one has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk, but that arguably helps the Combo Life Electric when it comes to ride quality; you'll feel things like speed humps keenly, but at speed on the open road, it handles tarmac tears a little better than you might expect.

Design and Build

The original Combo-Life (later renamed the 'Combo Life Electric') was a rather apologetic-looking thing. A bit too van-like and sensible, even for the aesthetically undemanding customers who want a small van-based MPV. This updated model won't stop the other school mums in their tracks, but it's a much more appealing-looking thing thanks to the addition of Vauxhall's signature 'Vizor' grille design. Plus restyled bumpers and much slimmer LED headlights that can optionally feature adaptive IntelliLux matrix technology. As before, two body lengths are available - 'Medium' (4.41m) and (if you want seven seats) 'XL' (4.76m). Inside, there's a considerably more far-reaching fascia redesign than you usually get with a facelift; this model's needed it to accommodate the latest Stellantis Group media tech. Namely a 10-inch digital instrument display that provides navigational information and energy consumption data. And a bigger 10-inch central touchscreen with wireless 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-connectivity. The steering wheel's been redesigned too and has a set of paddles behind it for control of the different strengths of the regenerative braking system. The second row features a 60/40 split-folding seats, while the front passenger seat can be fully folded extending the length of the load area so that even large items, such as flat-pack furniture or ladders, can be carried inside. Medium variants with five seats feature up to 597-litres of boot space, extending up to 2,126-litres of space with the rear row folded. While 'XL' variants come with 850-litres of space, and up to 2,693-litres with the rear rows folded.

Market and Model

Prices start from around £35,000 and there's a premium of £500 if you want to progress from the five-seat 'Medium' body shape to the seven-seat long wheelbase 'XL' version. There are two trim levels - base 'Design' and plusher 'Ultimate'. For a 7-seat 'Ultimate' version, budget around £37,000. Design spec gives you quite a lot - a 10 inch centre touchscreen, air conditioning, roof rails, 16 inch alloy wheels, front fog lights and Vauxhall remote smart phone access. Ultimate spec adds navigation, a heated steering wheel and an electronic dual zone climate control. A key option is the adaptive, glare-free IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights. These incorporate a total of 14 LED elements - seven on each side - to ensure that the road is optimally illuminated in the dark and without glaring other road users In total, the Combo Life Electric can now offer up to 18 state-of-the-art driver assistance systems. The highlights include Adaptive Cruise Control with stop & go function as well as a high-resolution 180-degree rear-view camera. Intelli-Grip with hill descent control provides a firm grip on difficult surfaces such as snow, mud or sand. Sensors at the front and rear as well as flank guard and blind spot warning facilitate safe manoeuvring. Numerous additional systems such as Driver Attention Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Lane Keep Assist and Forward Collision Alert with Emergency Braking complete the portfolio.

Cost of Ownership

We mentioned the improved WLTP-rated range in our Driving Experience section - 205 miles. To optimise range, you'll need to make full use of the car's regenerative braking system, regularly activating the fiercest mode via steering wheel paddles to maximise energy recovery during braking. As you'd want, the Combo Life Electric supports up to 100kW rapid (DC) charging, with an 80% re-charge taking less than 30 minutes, while a full charge from a 7.4kW single-phase wallbox takes 7.5 hours thanks to the 7.4kW on-board charger. Customers with access to three-phase power can specify an optional 11kW on-board charger that will charge this Vauxhall in 4 hours 45 minutes, when using a wallbox that also supports this faster home-charging solution. As usual with a compact zero emissions EV model, there's a Benefit-in-Kind first year tax rate of just 2%. That's until 2025, as is exemption from London congestion and ultra-low emissions charges. Maintenance intervals are much as they would be for a combustion model, but there'll be less for the workshop to do, so costs should be lower. There are plenty of Vauxhall outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the brand offers various servicing pre-payment schemes that let you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car. Insurance groups range between 18A and 21A.

Summary

This improved Combo Life Electric probably won't be the family car you promised yourself but it could well be the one you really need. Assuming that your Vauxhall dealer has delivered a sharper asking price quote than you could have got for this car's virtually identical Citroen e-Berlingo and Peugeot E-Rifter design stablemates. This Vauxhall's probably ideal for family folk who want a spacious compact electric vehicle - maybe as a second car - but don't want an SUV. Something that's realistically priced - on a lease deal anyway - and has an acceptable driving range. Plus this Combo Life Electric can be a van if you need it to be. Everything you really need then. And nothing you don't.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
60%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
60%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
50%
Insurance
60%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Find a dealer

This vehicle is available at Motability branches.