If you need the practicality of a van to carry your most precious cargo along with robust good looks, then the Vauxhall Combo Life is the perfect car for a large family (or even a small sports team). With space for up to seven people and two sliding rear doors to make loading simple, this versatile MPV makes local runs or out-of-town journeys a joy, with an interior built around convenience and comfort.
There are two trim levels to choose from – Design and Energy. The entry-level Design trim offers air conditioning, DAB radio, heated door mirrors, daytime running lights and Bluetooth connectivity. Energy adds an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and rear parking sensors. The Energy model also comes in two sizes; the 4.4-metre standard wheelbase or the extended 4.75-metre variant, meaning you can choose either a five or seven-seater model depending on your needs. If you seek the extra space without the seats then this version can be reconfigured with split-folding second-row seats and the option to completely remove the back row.
Add to your driving experience with some optional extras, including a panoramic glass roof to make your spacious vehicle feel even more expansive. And with a panoramic rear camera and blind-spot alert, parking will never be a problem again. If you want all of your driving information perfectly in your line of sight, then the head-up display allows you to always keep your eyes on the road while staying up-to-date with road conditions.
At launch there are a range of petrol and diesel engines available, with both manual and automatic transmissions, each offering an efficient and comfortable drive. A 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol option is available for both trim levels, or you can opt for the a 1.5-litre diesel offering either 97 or 128-bhp with the Energy trim.
This MPV includes a wealth of safety features, including a collision alert system with autonomous emergency braking, driver drowsiness alert, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control and a speed sign recognition system. There are also six airbags throughout the cabin and ISOFIX child seat points.
The standard Combo Life offers plenty of room for storage, with 597 litres of cargo space. That expands to an incredible 2,126 litres with the seats folded down. The longer-wheelbase model has a luggage volume of 850 litres, with a maximum capacity of 2,693 litres with the rear seats folded down.
The Vauxhall Combo Life has now arrived at Arnold Clark.