Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

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    Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort
    http://media.opel.com/media/intl/en/...o-upgrade.html
    2013-02-26

    - Up to 8 percent reduced fuel consumption thanks to Start/Stop
    - Extra 15 percent towing capacity for selected Movano models
    - New semi-glazed variant with money-saving passenger car classification





    Rüsselsheim. Opel’s versatile and highly successful light commercial vehicle, the Movano, is now even more fuel efficient and therefore even cheaper to run thanks to Start/Stop technology. The system is now available in combination with all manual transmission 2.3 CDTI 100 hp and 125 hp panel van variants. It cuts fuel consumption and emissions by up to 8 percent compared to the same models without Start/Stop. For example, the short-wheel base and low roof Movano combi variant now only uses 6.7 l/100 km or 176 g/km CO2.

    “Now that we have added Start/Stop to the Movano line-up, Opel’s light commercial vehicle is even more appealing to commercial customers,” says Acting Opel Vice President Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Duncan Aldred. “Cost of ownership and the environment are key factors for fleet customers. That’s why we are constantly improving the Movano offer so that we can better meet our customer needs.”


    Movano now equipped for bigger loads and with extra comfort

    Further enhancements to the Movano offer include a 15 percent increase in towing capacity. The towing capability (braked) of the Movano chassis/crew cab rear wheel drive (RWD) and dual rear wheel (DRW) variants has been increased from 3 to 3.5 tons as standard. So these two Movano variants are even better equipped to deal with heavy transport duties.

    A new option that increases the Movano’s ride comfort even further and improves access to the loading bay is the pneumatic suspension. The feature is available for all 3.5 ton front-wheel drive versions of the panel van and chassis/crew cab. The pneumatic suspension is very user-friendly as it is operated by remote control. It can raise the van by seven centimeters from the standard setting and can lower it by 20 centimeters. Loading and unloading are thus made easier.


    New semi-glazed Combi as passenger car

    Customers with cost of ownership as a top priority might consider buying the new semi-glazed combi variant. It has M1 passenger car type approval so that insurance and tax costs are kept to a minimum. Alternatively customers can opt for the fully glazed Combi which also benefits from M1 type classification.

    The Opel Movano offers innovative technologies and excellent functionality and economy. Its cabin boasts high-quality, durable materials and surfaces, excellent all-around visibility and a host of practical storage compartments. It also features multi-adjustable seats and a height-adjustable steering column ensuring every driver can achieve a comfortable driving position. Alongside capacity and dimensions, ergonomics and functionality play a vital role in the world of heavy vans.



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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Semi-glazed combi? What this?
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by bobojay View Post
    Semi-glazed combi? What this?
    I'm sure it refers to how many side window panels are installed for the rear passenger area.

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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    So, would GMC ever dare sell this here in ze States?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    So, would GMC ever dare sell this here in ze States?
    Sell it? They should be building it here now.

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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by mchicha View Post
    So, would GMC ever dare sell this here in ze States?
    Ford replaced its Econoline Vans with the Transit based European models, as did Chrysler with its Mercedes based vans. Figure GM will eventually use Movano vans here, too.

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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickster97801 View Post
    Sell it? They should be building it here now.
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    Ford replaced its Econoline Vans with the Transit based European models, as did Chrysler with its Mercedes based vans. Figure GM will eventually use Movano vans here, too.
    I hope GM doesn't do that. I would rather see re-powered and revamped Express/Savana vans than a Euro turd broght over.


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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Semi-glazed combi? What this?
    It doesnt have full glaze...or sprinkles.


    Ford replaced its Econoline Vans with the Transit based European models, as did Chrysler with its Mercedes based vans. Figure GM will eventually use Movano vans here, too.
    Ooooorrrrr.....


    It could corner the market on traditional style cheaper full size vans.

    Though the front of the van does kinda look like a giant Spark.
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by newdude View Post
    I hope GM doesn't do that. I would rather see re-powered and revamped Express/Savana vans than a Euro turd broght over.
    Agreed.

    I'm sure some engineer has some top notch ideas for improving packaging of the traditional vans and giving them a wider track for stability with a sprinkle of Euro ideas. (or would they glaze them with Euro ideas?)
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Seems a quite capable vehicle. GM should seriously consider importing or producing these vehicles for the North American market.
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    I forgot, who did GM jointly develop these vans with? Hopefully PSA, then there won't be any problem selling them over here. Must say though Transit wins on sex appeal, but that probably isn't the biggest decider in sales.

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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    I'm sure some engineer has some top notch ideas for improving packaging of the traditional vans and giving them a wider track for stability with a sprinkle of Euro ideas. (or would they glaze them with Euro ideas?)
    This where the real sweet spot will lie, a mix of a Euro/American van. Still tall and nerdy, but with an V8 engine under the hood. A serious overhaul of the Express/Savanna, with the availability of a high roof option, a diesel, etc, but still using the Silverado/Sierra platform lets say.

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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    I was at the Chicago Auto show Ram (Fiat based) and Ford had one heck of a showing for their Euro Van/Trucks. If you think these are garbage think again. GM better wake up in this department and bring something to market in the US. Unfortunately arent these Opels developed off of Fiat platforms. Fiat may not want GM manufacturing a product it developed, outside of Eurpope. And on top of that competing with its Ram truck offering.

    Sorry the Movano was co developed with Renault.
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    GM could use this in NA as a Ram Promaster competitor. Obviously not as a Buick, this is something GMC definitely needs. Being RWD it has an advantage over the Ford and Ram as they both are FWD if I'm not mistaken.
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    Re: Opel Movano Upgrade: More economy, power and comfort

    Quote Originally Posted by MCGARRETT View Post
    This where the real sweet spot will lie, a mix of a Euro/American van. Still tall and nerdy, but with an V8 engine under the hood. A serious overhaul of the Express/Savanna, with the availability of a high roof option, a diesel, etc, but still using the Silverado/Sierra platform lets say.
    V8 cargo vans were justified when those V8s were making 190 hp and gas cost $1.20. These days, they make no sense.

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