Aimed to provide practicality and versatility to the busy and active family, the new Vauxhall Combo Life is extremely spacious and comfortable with two rear sliding doors offering plenty of room for people and luggage, such as a small sports team and its equipment.
And with plenty of technology and driver assistance systems, a variety of turbocharged, direct-injection petrol and diesel engines, plenty of safety features, and a wide range of models, the new Vauxhall Combo Life could well be the answer to all your family needs when it comes to a car.
The new Combo Life stands out from the family car crowd thanks to its shorter front overhang and higher bonnet, giving the (correct) impression of balance, robustness, confidence, solidity and precision.
Very 'Vauxhall' in its sculptured identity both inside and out, driver convenience is most definitely a priority, with all controls in easy reach, and a centre console clearly divided into three areas - infotainment, heating and ventilation.
Available as a 4.4m standard length version or a longer 4.75m-long Combo XL model, with two sliding rear doors as standard, the Combo Life is 1.8m high, and available with either five or seven seats. This not only ensures that there is plenty of space for the large family (and their pets) but also for their luggage, with the five-seat, standard length version boasting a minimum luggage volume of 597 litres, and the long wheelbase model 850 litres.
With the rear seats folded down, the boot volume of the standard version more than triples to 2,126 litres /2700mm maximum load length, and the longer version of the Combo Life a whopping 2,693 litres/3050mm maximum load length.
Available with a fixed or removable towing hook, and a panoramic roof with electric sunblind an option, there is plenty of storage for both driver and passengers, including the large 36-litre storage box mounted above the ‘hat tray’ in the boot that comes with the roof that is ideal for clothes, books or small toys.
Along with driver convenience comes driver comfort, with an elevated seating position giving excellent viewing through the large windscreen.
A heated steering wheel and heated front seats keep the cold at bay, and the optional air-conditioning or dual zone climate control keeps everyone cool, even on hot days. Integrated sensors adjust the system depending on the sun's intensity, while the humidity sensor and automatic air dispersion prevent misting.
Electric front windows come as standard and are also available as an option in the second row, which itself caters for individual preferences in configuration. For the five-seater versions, the second-row seats are split 60/40, while on the seven-seater models the second row splits 35/30/35, with each seating position having its own ISOFIX child seat bracket as standard allowing for three child seats to be fitted next to each other - a bonus for the larger family and certainly a rarity in the market.
Optional folding tables that can be used as shelves for smartphones or tablets, or as an tray for a snack including a drink (thanks to integrated cup holders), are already embedded in the backrests of the front seats to increase comfort even further, especially on a long journey.
And of course, thanks to those sliding doors, it is easy to get in and out of the Combo Life too!
Combo Life customers can choose between a variety of turbocharged, direct-injection petrol and diesel engines, all meeting the strict Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standards ; all available with modern five- or six-speed manual transmission ; and all with low CO2 emissions from 111g/km and fuel economy up to 67.3mpg.
Turbocharged and with variable turbine geometry, the diesel engine is made up of a 1.5-litre Turbo D Start/Stop Blueinjection unit available in two power outputs: 100PS and 130PS. The 100PS version offers maximum power of 100PS at 3500rpm and maximum torque of 250Nm at 1750rpm, with the 130PS version offering maximum power of 130PS at 3750rpm and maximum torque of 300Nm at 1750rpm. In standard length body style, the 1.5-litre 100PS engine achieves 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 111g/km.
The new eight-speed automatic is available with the 1.5-litre Turbo D (130PS) and not only enables smooth shifting, but loses nothing in efficiency when compared to the manual gearbox.
The petrol engine offering features an award-winning 1.2-litre (110PS) Turbo Start/Stop direct injection unit that offers maximum power of 110PS @ 5500rpm and maximum torque of 205Nm at 1750rpm, and achieves 51.4mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 125g/km in both Combo Life and Combo Life XL body style.
A higher output 1.2 petrol unit, producing 130PS, will be available with the 110PS engine from the first half of 2019.
The Combo Life is fitted with technologies and driver assistance systems that are more commonly seen in the compact or SUV segments, helping to make safety a priority. Technology and safety features include:
• Advanced Park Assist and the Panoramic Rear-View Camera.
• The cabin's Head-up Display, which reduces the danger of distractions and projects the most important driving data into the driver’s direct line of sight.
• Forward Collision Alert with Pedestrian Detection
• Automatic Emergency Braking
• Front Camera System
• Speed Sign Recognition
• Lane Keep Assist.
• Automatic Cruise Control
• Intelligent Speed Adaptation
• Driver Drowsiness Alert
• optional Trailer Stabilty Control (for use when towing)
• Five-Mode Intelligrip with 5 modes (Normal/On-Road, Snow, Mud, Sand, ESP Off) to ensure traction and stable handling regardless of the surface conditions.
And when it comes to Connectivity, the Combo Life offers:
• Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible Multimedia Radio and Multimedia Navi Pro
• An 8" colour touchscreen
• Steering wheel remote controls and voice command.
• Two USB ports
• Double tuner
• Six speakers
• Optional wireless charging
The Combo Life comes in two trims: Design and Energy, with Energy models available as either a five- or seven-seater. Customers can also choose between two wheelbases - standard and XL - as well as the varied powertrain options.
The entry-level Design 1.2-litre (110PS) Turbo Start/Stop 6-manual model’s standard specification includes air conditioning, DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth audio streaming and 16" steel wheels with styled wheel covers.
The Energy trim 1.2-litre (110PS) Turbo Start/Stop 6-manual model features a high level of standard specification includes eight-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors., with the Energy seven-seater 1.2-litre (110PS) Turbo Start/Stop 6-manual model offering 35/30/35 split-folding second-row seats with fold-flat facility, two removable third-row seats and two foldable tables with cup-holders.
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