Motel owners hate it.
Billed as being a “motel on wheels,” the new Vivaro Life is arguably one of the most versatile models currently available in Opel’s lineup. Not only does it come with a built-in bed, but it also features individual second-row swiveling seats as standard. It takes merely seconds to turn the rail-mounted seat bench located in the third row into a bed big enough for two people, thus making it the perfect vehicle for a weekend trip without having to head to a motel to spend the night.
As it’s the case with pretty much every other vehicle of this kind, the new Vivaro Life comes generously equipped with a lot of kit to make your life easier while on the go from one location to another. Goodies worth mentioning include a folding table between the second and third rows, auxiliary heating for those cold winter months, as well as two USB ports and a 220-volt plug for recharging various devices.
Up front there are comfy seats adjustable in six ways and fitted with armrests and generous lumbar support for extra comfort. Privacy at all times will be guaranteed by the extra tinted windows, while the automatic climate control will keep the temperature inside the roomy cabin just right. Opel has also added its seven-inch version of the IntelliLink infotainment system and it comes along with real-time traffic information and support for voice control.
At an additional cost, customers will be able to order the Vivaro Life with optional leather upholstery and the Irmscher Style Pack adding a few extra design trinkets. Model-exclusive features include the glossy black accents applied onto the side mirror caps, door and tailgate handles, plus two-tone 17-inch alloy wheels featuring a snazzy look.
Opel will be travelling less than 20 miles from its headquarters in Rüsselsheim to Frankfurt next week to show the camper van at IAA alongside the Insignia GSi and Grandland X making their public debuts.
Gallery: Opel Vivaro Life
Motel on Wheels: World Premiere for the New Opel Vivaro Life
- IAA debut: Vivaro leisure van with overnight possibility
- Trio of new spacious Opel vans complete: Vivaro Life joins Tourer and Combi+
Rüsselsheim. There is never two without three. The new Tourer and Combi+ passenger variants of the Opel Vivaro were already announced recently and the duo will become a trio at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) when the multifunctional Vivaro Life camper and leisure van joins the line-up. All three of the new variants have the following in common: first-class equipment and comfort similar to that offered by a passenger car, ample space and variable seat configurations for passengers. In addition, the newcomers come with modern technologies and assistance systems. Furthermore, Life and Tourer are also attractive to the eye with their dynamic and elegant design highlights – this will be on display for the first time when the duo celebrates its debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt from September 14 to 24.
New Vivaro Life: Multifunctional leisure van with overnight stay included
The new Vivaro Life is the ideal camper and recreational van. Owners can simply head out and enjoy a longer break wherever they want – even if it involves overnight stays. Thanks to its clever and flexible equipment, the Vivaro Life is perfectly suited for an extended camping trip or a spontaneous weekend trip. Standard swiveling individual seats in the second row and a moveable, rail mounted seat bench equipped with a clever mechanism that can turn it into a comfortable bed in seconds in the third row help convert the lifestyle van into a cozy place to sleep with outstanding comfort within seconds. Options include extra-dark tinted windows, a folding table between the second and third rows along with an auxiliary heater, which ensures comfortable temperatures even during the winter months.
The Vivaro Life comes with interior cladding with LED overhead lighting that generate a pleasant atmosphere in the dark. Elsewhere, laptops and other mobile devices can easily be connected in the passenger compartment thanks to two USB ports and a 220 volt plug. Air-conditioning/automatic climate control, Park Assist and many more features are also included in the standard version, as is plenty of comfort for driver and front seat passenger. Both can enjoy a relaxing drive thanks to the six-way adjustable seats with armrests, lumbar support and side airbags.
Various infotainment systems are available for outstanding entertainment, including the optional Navi 80 IntelliLink with real time traffic function. The system is easy to operate via the 7-inch color touchscreen, buttons on the steering wheel or voice control. The navigation unit can also provide the driver with real-time traffic updates and provide alternative routes before getting stuck in traffic thanks to its digital connectivity.
Just like the Vivaro Tourer, the Vivaro Life also features exclusive exterior looks accented by high-gloss black door and tailgate handles as well as side-view mirror housings. In addition, extra-dark tinted windows behind the B-pillar and 17-inch BiColor alloy wheels in “Diamond Cut” look are available. Those who want an even higher-class interior can select the elegant leather trim option and the Irmscher Style Pack.