Least efficient at the time of writing is the 145hp rear-wheel drive model, which has a claimed figure of 31.4mpg – though we’re still waiting on details of the 165hp versions, which will probably be worse. Vauxhall also offers a range of conversions based on the Movano chassis. Oil change intervals of 25,000 miles or two years, along with a 100,000-mile warranty, suggest strong reliability. This is an increase of 5-10hp across the board versus the immediately preceding Movano engine line-up, with corresponding increases in torque of between 20Nm and 40Nm as well. All model year 2020 facelift panel van models feature not only ESC but side-wind assistance, which automatically counteracts crosswinds to help the vehicle continue to go where the driver is pointing it, even in blustery conditions. As of 2018, Vauxhall is part of the same company as Peugeot and Citroen, but they won’t all share a large van platform until 2021-2022. You’re more likely to be bothered by wind and road noise than engine noise when cruising along, and there isn’t even very much of that to speak of. Details of payload ratings and load capacity can be found on our dedicated Vauxhall Movano dimensions page. And while it isn’t built in Britain like the medium-sized Vauxhall Vivaro, as of 2019 Vauxhall has started up a network of ‘business centre’ dealerships to improve the service it offers van drivers and buyers. The bigger the van, the heavier it is, reducing lugging ability, so do you prioritise space or weight? More problematic, the media system isn’t the easiest to reach from the driver’s seat. The Vauxhall Movano is one such van. 21 Sep 2018. Both are based on newer designs than the Movano – especially the Sprinter, which was all new in 2018 – but neither of them can match the Vauxhall for ultimate payload at 3.5-tonnes. For those customers using the van as a mobile office, there's even the option of a rotating laptop table on the fold-down middle seat back. Climb aboard this Movano and the first impression is of a smart cab design laid out intuitively, with the typical commercial-style finishing (hard-wearing, functional but not particularly exciting) and some interesting features that help the £34,830 list price stand up. Or rather it's several such vans, as it's largely the same as two other large vans - the Renault Master and Nissan NV400. The Movano isn’t as good to drive or as technologically advanced as some rivals, so if those are your priorities you’re best looking elsewhere. Alternatively, for the harder-working van there's a Construction Pack (£950) available for rear-drive vans that incorporates an air-suspended driver’s seat, a locking rear differential and a tow bar with electrics. Reviewing this one will be a task and a half considering the wealth of options available for this versatile van. But if you want a box on wheels with plenty of strength keep reading to find out more. As for the confusion noted above, well in addition to change in emissions standards, September 2019 brings a change to the way that some van fuel economy figures are measured. The 180hp Movano is an impressively rapid beast, thanks in part to 400Nm, but not so much so that opting for either of the others will really leave you feeling short-changed. VAT no 918 5617 01 Listen hard for whining noises if buying used. With four body lengths, three roof heights, front and rear-drive chassis, the Movano delivers load volumes of 7.8-17.0 cubic metres. The Movano also features a number of storage cubbies scattered around the cabin, with storage in the doors, on the dashboard and centre console. An alarm system is an optional extra, however. This improved Vauxhall Movano can certainly live with the big boys, packing a 17m3 maximum load volume and a length of close to … Feature such as the split door bins and the wide-angle mirror in the passenger sun visor, intended to help with blindspots, seem very well thought out. Emissions range from 184g/km on the ecoFLEX models to 249g/km for the heaviest rear-drive vans. All four engines have a decent combination of power and economy. Search Vauxhall Movano Panel Van (2020) review A re-badged Renault Master, the Vauxhall Movano is one of the largest vans in the manufacturer's range, and since its release in 1998, has been a staple of the 3.5 tonne van sector. We also found that the side door didn’t always hold itself open as easily as we’d like, sliding back on us, though the ability to pin the rear doors to the side of the van very quickly is a bonus. Left-hand drive models also benefit from a new sandwich shelf and drawer-like glovebox. The original dashboard design (below) was functional, but had become increasingly tired and out-dated compared with modern rivals – but although it suffered with some cheap-feeling plastics it always gave the impression that it had been built to last. Manufacturing problems that have required fixing including issues with the on-board diagnostics system, a problem with the fuel filter strap and an incorrectly tightened rear suspension component (only 20 Movanos had this issue). If buying used, do make sure all the recall work on any vehicle you’re considering has been properly carried out (there is no charge for recall work). 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It went over and above my expectations, which is something Vauxhall as a company has been doing relatively regularly of recent years. The CDTi engine has chain-driven cams, so there are no concerns about belt changes. The dashboard design (below) is neater and more modern, with higher-quality materials, but retains a useful amount on-board storage. There are also a number of different models such as the Classic, Standard and Jumbo Luton and Slimbo. The large mirrors (wide-angled on the driver’s side) provide excellent visibility, particularly for parking, and there’s a nearside mirror hidden in the passenger sunvisor should you need it, too. Vauxhall has made the wheelarches of the current Movano less intrusive than its predecessor, which helps with loading larger items or pallets. Sometimes referred to as the 2020 model year change, this facelift introduced a new-look front end, vastly improved interior, additional safety equipment and a substantially upgraded range of 2.3-litre diesel engines, all of which now feature BiTurbo twin-turbo technology for improved fuel efficiency and performance. Its view is wide-angled and shows everything you need to see behind the Movano when reversing. Your email is safe and will only be used for our newsletters. You are viewing the Parkers beta preview. With a full-height sliding door on the left hand side, and doors that fold back and magnetically latch to the side of the van – plus flat-topped wheel arches and lashing points along the edges of the floor – nearly all of this volume is useful. The ride improves dramatically with just a bit of weight added, too, making this version impressively comfortable for a large van. Vauxhall burst back on to the 3.5-tonne van sector in 1998 with the Movano, after an absence in this market of some years. All Vauxhall vans are covered by a three-year, 100,000-mile warranty; some older Movanos were offered with a four-year warranty, but the current range is back to three. (Widths are body width without mirrors. Movano is a handsome-looking van — better-looking in our opinion than its predecessor — and it’s interesting to note in passing that its front grille sports the biggest griffin badge ever fitted to any Vauxhall vehicle. The Movano has a good reputation for reliability – the 2.3-litre engines are chain driven and generally considered to be pretty tough, and the vehicle has been engineered for a 250,000-mile service life. There have, however, been reports of gearbox faults. Take the image above – during my house move I easily fitted the following into a single load: Plus a bunch of other detritus piled around the edges. Vauxhall's trump card is the sheer level of choice in the Movano range. Package includes RFL and roadside assistance. But does it offer strong value and very high payloads at the all-important 3.5-tonne (3,500kg) gross vehicle weight. The double cab has four individual rear seats and a bulkhead, providing safe transport for up to seven people and a secure storage area in the rear. The Vauxhall Movano is will equipped with a wide range of technology including: Bluetooth, digital radio, engine deadlock immobiliser, USB, Aux and full-height steel bulkhead. Contract Hire offer on New Movano 3500 L3H2 2.3 135PS in Slate Grey. Vauxhall Movano 2.2 DTI 3300 LWB high roof - Ask a question now Refine your search Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. The placement of the gearlever itself was great too, and the upright driving position affords a commanding view of proceedings around you. With a host of new parts to enhance efficiency, power output now runs from 135hp to 180hp on FWD models, and 130hp to 165hp on RWD models. However, as a van that is hugely practical while remaining safe and engaging to drive, the Vauxhall Movano should prove a safe bet. Vauxhall offers double-cab models on the L2Hs and L3H2 front-drive chassis, or the L3H2 rear-drive model. Ten Second Review of the Vauxhall Movano van Size isn’t everything but it does help when you’re competing in the large panel van sector. I found the rear doors helpfully light but reassuringly solid, and their 90-degree locking function helped loading the van in a tight spot with vehicles alongside. Autonomous emergency braking is only standard on vehicles at the higher 4.5-tonne (4,500kg) gross vehicle weight, however, which is a shame. All Movanos get remote locking with selectable door opening (meaning you can unlock the cab without unlocking the load area, and vice versa) and a immobiliser. It’s offered with the mid-range 2.3 CDTi 125 engine. Based on the same platform and structure as the equivalent Renault Master – which also forms the basis of the Nissan NV400 – the Movano is not the most sophisticated large van on the market. Grangetown, Cardiff The most rounded choice is the latest mid-range offerings – with 150hp in FWD guise or 145hp in RWD guise. It was designed to take on the biggest guns in the large panel van class, with heavy payload capacities, clever convenience features … As this additional space is all above the roofline of our test van, it’s likely to be superfluous to many drivers, however, making our test Movano one of the most useful versions to slot below the 3.5-tonne gross vehicle weight mark. Shame, then, that the steering wheel still only adjusts for height and not for reach, meaning you may have to compromise you preferred driving position a little to safely hold on to it. The CDTi 125 model is offered with the TecShift self-shifting gearbox that isn’t the smoothest of its type but does take the strain out of down driving and multi-drop work. Registered Office: Media House, Peterborough Business Park, Lynch Wood, Peterborough, PE2 6EA H Bauer Publishing, I saw nowhere near the 47.8mpg claimed fuel economy, but then I didn’t take the van on anything resembling an extended run. A very useful feature in a large van which otherwise has rear visibility limited to the door mirrors, this has reasonable screen resolution and we found it easy to get used to – unlike the blindspot cameras now available on some small vans. 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