Vauxhall has revealed the new versions of its Combo and Combo Electric vans, which feature a refreshed exterior, an improved interior, and enhanced technology. The new models are expected to go on sale in early 2024, starting from $28,500 for the Combo and $39,000 for the Combo Electric.
New Vizor front-end and LED headlights
The most noticeable change to the new Combo and Combo Electric is adopting Vauxhall’s Vizor front-end design, which gives the vans a more modern and distinctive look. The Vizor is a single module that integrates the grille, the headlights, and the Vauxhall logo in a sleek and seamless way. The new design also reduces the number of gaps and creases on the front fascia, improving the aerodynamics and efficiency of the vans.
The new Vauxhall Combo and Vauxhall Combo Electric also benefit from adding Intelli-Lux LED Matrix headlights, a first for the small van segment. These headlights automatically adapt to the traffic and road conditions, providing optimal illumination without dazzling other drivers. The headlights also feature cornering lights, high-beam assist, and LED daytime running lights.
Upgraded interior and infotainment system
Inside, the new Combo and Vauxhall Combo Electric offer a more comfortable and connected driving experience thanks to a redesigned dashboard, a new steering wheel, and new seats. The vans also come with a new infotainment system, which features a 10-inch touchscreen with Vauxhall’s latest-generation user interface. The system supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a range of online services and apps.
The new Combo and Combo Electric also feature a 10-inch digital instrument cluster, which displays key information such as speed, range, battery level, and navigation directions. The vans also offer a wireless smartphone charging pad, a head-up display, and a rear-view camera.
Uncompromised practicality and payload
Despite the changes to the exterior and interior, the new Combo and Combo Electric retain the same level of practicality and payload as the previous models. The vans are available in two lengths, L1H1 and L2H1, with a choice of two or three front seats and a five-seater crew van option. The load volume ranges from 3.8 to 4.4 cubic meters, depending on the length and configuration, and the maximum payload is up to 800kg. The vans can also tow up to 750kg and feature a trailer stability control system.
The new Combo and Combo Electric also offer a range of clever storage solutions, such as a flap in the bulkhead that allows longer items to be transported, a foldable passenger seat that creates a flat load floor, and an overhead storage shelf. The vans also feature six tie rings on the floor and four on the sides for securing loads.
Electric powertrain and range
The new Combo Electric is powered by a 136hp electric motor and a 50kWh battery pack, shared with the Citroen e-Berlingo, Peugeot e-Partner, and Toyota Proace City Electric. The electric powertrain delivers a smooth and responsive performance, with 260Nm of torque and a top speed of 81mph. The electric motor also features three levels of regenerative braking, which can be selected via paddles behind the steering wheel.
The new Combo Electric has a WLTP-certified range of up to 205 miles, a 17% increase from the previous model. The range improvement is due to the next-generation battery technology and the addition of a heat pump, which helps to conserve battery power in low temperatures. The new Combo Electric also supports up to 100kW rapid charging, which can replenish the battery from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes. Alternatively, the battery can be fully charged in five hours using a 7.4kW wallbox or an 11kW public charger.