Vauxhall Combo Life MPV available to order now

Brand’s first small van-based MPV starts at £19,610

The new Vauxhall Combo Life van-based MPV is available to order now, priced from £19,610. Sharing its platform with the recently revealed Citroen Berlingo, the car is the first ‘leisure activity vehicle’ from the British brand.

Much like its Citroen relative, the Combo Life will be available in two sizes (standard and XL) and with the choice of five or seven seats. A focus on practicality means the MPV has a good balance between passenger and luggage space – the standard car boasts a 2,126-litre boot with the seats folded, while the longer-wheelbase model offers 2,693 litres. Other practical features include three individual seats in the rear, each with their own ISOFIX points, along with sliding rear doors.

Inside, the Combo Life shares its basic layout with the Berlingo. The car will be offered in two trim levels Design and Energy, with only Energy offering the option of seven seats.

The entry-level Design model starts at £19,610 and is powered by a 109bhp 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. Air-conditioning, DAB radio and Bluetooth are standard.

Carbuyer's best MPVs and people carriers

The Energy trim is priced from £21,010 with the same 1.2-litre petrol engine as the Design, a six-speed gearbox and five seats. Additional standard kit includes an eight-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors. Options include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a panoramic sunroof, wireless charging and Trailer Stability Control to help with towing.

Going for seven seats ups the price to £21,710; this configuration also adds 35:30:35 split-folding second-row seats, two removable third-row seats and two foldable tables with cup-holders.

The 109bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine is capable of 51.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 125g/km. A 128bhp version of the same engine will be introduced in the first half of 2019. A 1.5-litre diesel engine is also available for the Combo Life, with either 99 or 128bhp. With 99bhp, the diesel will return 67.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 111g/km, making it the most economical choice in the range.

Our top picks for cars with sliding doors

The Combo Life will come with a range of standard and optional safety features, much like the Citroen it shares underpinnings with. These include a head-up display, automatic emergency braking with a forward collision alert system, road-sign recognition, lane-keeping assistance and adaptive cruise control.

The new Vauxhall Combo Life is available to order now, with first deliveries scheduled for September 2018.

Recommended

Vauxhall Mokka-e SUV review
Vauxhall Mokka-e driving - front
Vauxhall Mokka-e SUV
6 Apr 2021

Vauxhall Mokka-e SUV review

Vauxhall Mokka: old vs new
Vauxhall Mokka old vs new header
Vauxhall Mokka
26 Mar 2021

Vauxhall Mokka: old vs new

Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV coming soon
Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV
Vauxhall Grandland X
22 Mar 2021

Facelifted 2021 Vauxhall Grandland SUV coming soon

New Vauxhall Combo-e Life electric MPV breaks cover
Vauxhall Combo-e Life driving
Vauxhall Combo Life MPV
10 Feb 2021

New Vauxhall Combo-e Life electric MPV breaks cover

Most Popular

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?
Yellow Audi Q2
Audi
16 Apr 2021

What are Audi TFSI petrol engines?

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Best new car deals 2021
Skoda Fabia
Deals
16 Apr 2021

Best new car deals 2021

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
13 Apr 2021

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Tips and advice
10 Nov 2020

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?
Tips and Advice
23 Mar 2020

PCP vs HP – what's the difference?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
24 Feb 2021

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Best car interiors
Best cars
10 Mar 2020

Best car interiors

Best electric cars
Best cars
24 Dec 2020

Best electric cars

Best cheap-to-run cars
Toyota Prius front 3/4 cornering
Best cars
1 Feb 2021

Best cheap-to-run cars

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks
Hot hatches
9 Apr 2020

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks