Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

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    Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Opel Media Online
    2015-09-08

    - Diverse: World premiere for leisure-oriented Vivaro passenger version
    - Perfect look and feel: Two-tone paint on the outside, leather elements within
    - Spacious: Space for up to six people and large sports and leisure equipment
    - Powerful: 103 kW/140 hp 1.6 BiTurbo CDTI with 340 Nm
    - Clever: Air suspension reduces vehicle height to 1.90 meters
    - Comfortable: Premium features with practical and innovative details





    Rüsselsheim/Frankfurt. The Opel Vivaro is going lifestyle. One year after the launch of the new generation midsize light commercial vehicle, which has been ordered roughly 90,000 times to date, Opel will showcase the Vivaro Surf Concept. The elegant passenger version is ideal for sporting activities. Five to six passengers (depending of the seating configuration) along with the entire sports and fitness equipment are no problem for the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept. The roomy CrewCab van shows how outstanding load capacities can be combined with a high level of comfort and stylish design. It also has one especially practical detail: It offers a separate cargo area of 3.2 cubic meters – or 4.0 cubic meters for the long wheelbase version. Thus, the Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is ideal for transporting wet or dirty utensils after a trip to the beach or to the mountains without the passengers even noticing. The first ever edition of this trendy sports and fun vehicle will celebrate its debut at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt (September 17 to 27). It will be on show at the Opel booth D09 in hall 8.0.

    “The Vivaro Surf Concept is the ideal vehicle for large families or groups of friends. The close-to-production concept offers space for up to six passengers with its CrewCab. There is a large cargo area with numerous practical details behind the second row of seats. The sporty styling on the outside and numerous comfort features along with the ultra-modern IntelliLink system on the inside make it an elegant roomy van. The Vivaro Surf Concept is the perfect alternative for people who need more than a passenger car but do not want to miss out on the usual comfort,” said Steffen Raschig, Opel/Vauxhall Director Commercial Vehicles.

    Up to six seats and large cargo area: Stylish maxi fun mobile

    The close-to-production Vivaro Surf Concept is a real eye-catcher with its shiny copper-brown and white paint and foliation. Customized Irmscher alloys emphasize the sporty and elegant look. However, the lifestyle van shows its true values once the doors and tailgate are opened – either manually or via Keyless Open. The Vivaro Surf Concept can shoulder a big load. Extensive skiing or snowboard equipment, surfboards or bikes – the cargo area of the five-meter transporter with a total permissible weight of up to 2.9 tons can meet all expectations.

    In addition, it does it with a practical elegance: the floor of the cargo area is fitted with a newly developed rail system; the entire width under the second row of seats is used for a storage box that can hold small utensils. The interior, fitted by the specialists from Snoeks Automotive, has a pleasant atmosphere created by blue lighting in the sidewalls and the roof liner. Those who cannot decide between a trip to the seaside and a cycling tour can just do both: the Vivaro Surf Concept has a special surfboard bracket on the roof so that stylish longboard fans do not have to go on vacation without their beloved board.

    IntelliLink, Park Assist and seat heating: Travelling with passenger car comfort

    Stylish and above all helpful equipment features can found in the passenger cabin: the Irmscher Tourer Pack, already available for the standard Vivaro, with fine black leather and contrasting silver stitching on the side trim panels, the dashboard and the gear shifter gives the Vivaro Surf Concept a sophisticated passenger car flair. Premium-quality velour mats have been used for the floor, making the interior of the Vivaro cozier and quieter as the velour linings reduce driving noise considerably. The new automatic climate control ensures ideal temperatures inside the vehicle. The lifestyle van even comes with an optional parking heater. In addition, the passengers in the second row gain access comfortably via sliding doors on either side.

    Furthermore, Vivaro Surf Concept drivers can look forward to a host of safety, assistance and infotainment options. The light and rain sensors along with the fog lights ensure excellent visibility. Energy saving LEDs are used for the daytime running lights. The electric exterior mirrors along with the driver and front passenger seats are heated. Park Assist with rear view camera prevents unwanted scratches when maneuvering and the speed limiter ensures that the driver never exceeds the speed he sets.

    The latest version of Navi 50 IntelliLink gives the driver access to traffic information so that he can avoid any tailbacks en route. The infotainment system comes with TMC (Traffic Message Channel), hands-free module, audio streaming via Bluetooth and European maps. Operation is possible via the seven-inch touchscreen or via Siri Eyes Free voice control. Web radio stations along with audio books, Facebook, Twitter and many more can be accessed via the aha® app. The Vivaro Surf Concept also comes with a Wi-Fi Hotspot to ensure stable and fast connectivity.

    Ready for production with powerful engine and air suspension

    Ultramodern technology including a 103 kW/140 hp BiTurbo CDTI can be found under the hood. It mobilizes 340 Nm of torque and propels the Vivaro Surf Concept to a top speed of 180 km/h. The ecoFLEX version with Start/Stop only requires 6.1 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers, which is equivalent to 160 grams of CO2 per kilometer (preliminary values). The Opel Vivaro Surf Concept is therefore not only an extravagant but also an extremely economical fun mobile. The idea of providing additional comfort also features in the suspensions system. The air suspension of the rear axle compensates all sorts of bumps in the road giving passengers a comfortable ride; furthermore, in combination with the shortened springs, it reduces the vehicle’s height by roughly seven centimeters to 1.90 meters, thus ensuring that the Vivaro Surf Concept can access most multi-storey car parks.

    The spacious and comfortable Opel Vivaro Surf Concept will be on show at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt and could soon go into production as a “Limited Edition”.
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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Looks like a Dust Buster with a bad paint job.

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Why isn't Chevy rebadging this rig instead of the awful Nissan eNVy? At least GM builds it...

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    The words lipstick and pig come to mind (rather quickly).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63impala View Post
    Why isn't Chevy rebadging this rig instead of the awful Nissan eNVy? At least GM builds it...
    IMPORT TAX the NISSAN IS MADE in North America and does NOT have a 25% protection TAX added

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    I like it and respect OPEL thinking outside the BOX and trying to sell a car to a DIFFERENT class of buyer
    GM North America is TO SAFE / I am NOT saying WE NEED this as I believe this is WRONG BUT the Granite concept could have bean a cheep NICHE filler if based on the existing EQUINOX is I believe it was to be

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Just curious, where do people surf in Europe?

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Quote Originally Posted by lkimura View Post
    Just curious, where do people surf in Europe?
    I went surfing in Ireland about a decade ago. I don't remember exactly where off hand, but I do remember I rented a wet suit. Regardless it's probably happening all over coastal Europe.

    Here's a site with Euro Surf Map! http://www.surfing-waves.com/atlas/europe.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63impala View Post
    Why isn't Chevy rebadging this rig instead of the awful Nissan eNVy? At least GM builds it...
    Because it's not a GM car, it's a rebadged Renault Trafic build under licence at a GM plant.


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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Quote Originally Posted by 63impala View Post
    Why isn't Chevy rebadging this rig instead of the awful Nissan eNVy? At least GM builds it...
    As oft repeated here, the Vivaro is a Renault designed and engineered product and is manufactured under a joint venture. The Opel Vivaro is also sold as the Renault Trafic and the Nissan Primastar. Bringing the Vivaro over here would be subject to an agreement with Renault and, as already mentioned, would be subject to import tariffs. For profitability purposes, I don't think GM will jump on importing any van to the US.

    Also, the Chevrolet City Express is rebadged Nissan NV200 and is a smaller vehicle than the Vivaro.
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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Sweet!!

    We always miss out on the cool stuff. But at least we got truck nuts

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    IMPORT TAX the NISSAN IS MADE in North America and does NOT have a 25% protection TAX added
    Ford found a way around the chicken tax
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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Bring back the panel vans we had in Australia -who wants a truck when you can have V8 shaggin wagon. I think I would have made the colour scheme a bit more vibrant for the photo release.

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    For what it is, the Trafic is a pretty good unit. My wife's godson has one as his primary vehicle. Not a typical 18 year old's first car, but he is an enduro motorbike rider.

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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    Love the idea, but the exterior looks silly to me. I'm sure there was a way to make two-tone work, but I find that just strange. There are some nice, useful interior upgrades though.
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    Re: Opel Vivaro Surf Concept: Lifestyle Van for Sports and Leisure

    This came immediately to mind ...



    The car (or something like it) makes a return appearance in the latest Vacation movie (bad movie though...)
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