One of the finest full-size panel vans money can buy, the Vauxhall Movano is a big and flexible commercial vehicle option for businesses that demand the best. This is a van that comes in L1, L2, L3 and L4 lengths and can be selected in L3 or L4 side-windowed versions. It’s also available as a Chassis Cab (in L2 and L3 form), a Crew Cab (L3) and a Platform Cab (L3 and L4). What’s more, there are two trim levels to choose from: Edition and Dynamic. Last but not least, the Movano provides nearside sliding-door access, in addition to its twin rear doors – while offside sliding doors can be specified as an option in all panel-van instances.
The simple-to-drive Movano
The Vauxhall Movano is powered by a 2.3-litre diesel drivetrain, offering outputs of 108bhp, 125bhp, 134bhp or 161bhp. Each is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox as standard, though the 125bhp unit can be specified with optional six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel-economy figures vary between 29mpg and 41mpg, and depending on the needs of your business, you have the option to choose a front or rear-drive model.
Despite its size, the Movano is very easy to drive and offers a rather serene cabin ambience. The driver is provided with an elevated position too, which ensures good forward visibility while expansive side mirrors make it easy to keep an eye on what lies behind.
Big on safety
The Movano is fitted with plenty of standard-issue safety features, including driver’s airbag protection and seatbelt reminders. A full-height steel bulkhead provides a reassuring barrier between the people in the cab and the contents of the load bay. Driver aids include Hill-start Assist, which prevents the van from rolling uncontrolled whenever the engine is started on an incline.
Electronic Stability Program, meanwhile, automatically detects loss of traction, counteracts vehicular skidding and prevents the wheels from locking, ensuring that the driver is able to maintain full control. The Movano features daytime running lights which look good while ensuring the vehicle remains visible to other road users whenever natural light is low or completely exhausted.