Opel has unveiled a passenger-oriented version of the new Vivaro named Combi which will be shown starting September 23 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover.

Opel has unveiled a passenger-oriented version of the new Vivaro named Combi which will be shown starting September 23 at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hanover.

The new Vivaro family is being enlarged with a Combi version destined primarily for passenger transport. Like the panel van and double cab body styles, the Combi can be had with a choice of two chassis lengths (4998mm and 5398mm). As standard, the second and third rows of seats can be removed while the backrest in the third row is also tiltable.

The Opel Vivaro Combi has a rear compartment protected by interior trim paneling and the cabin also boasts the firm's IntelliLink infotainment system with a seven-inch color touchscreen display providing map updates via USB. It also supports telephony via Bluetooth, audio streaming and keyless access.

As far as engine choices are concerned, the Vivaro Combi can be had with a 1.6 CDTI offered in two states of tune: 90 PS (66 kW) and 115 PS (85 kW). There's also a more potent 1.6 BiTurbo CDTI benefiting from sequential charging & twin-cooler system offered with 120 PS (88 kW) and 140 PS (103 kW). The 120 PS BiTurbo engine grants a fuel consumption of less than 5.7 liters / 100 km (41.2 mpg US or 49.5 mpg UK) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 149 g/km.

Prices at home in Germany for the 2014 Opel Vivaro Combi start at €25,485 (€30,327.15 with VAT included).

Opel Vivaro Combi revealed with removable second and third row seats