The Vauxhall Combo Life has been revealed as a new van-based MPV from Vauxhall offering seating for seven and lots of space for the family. And it’s really a Citroen Berlingo.
Now PSA has gobbled up GM’s European operations – Vauxhall and Opel – we’re going to see plenty of changes to Vauxhall in the UK, as they start to morph in to PSA models with a Vauxhall face.
We did think that would take a little while to happen, and then up pops this – the ‘new’ Vauxhall Combo Life.
In case you think it looks a bit familiar, that could be because you read the report last week on the new Citroen Berlingo Multispace.
Because if you take of the Berlingo’s C3 Aircross face and stick on a Vauxhall ‘family look’ face, then hey presto – it’s a Vauxhall Combo Life.
Just like the Berlingo, the Combo will come in two lengths – 4.4m and 4.75m – and you can have seven seats in either version. Although if you choose the shorter one don’t expect much boot space if you’re seven-up.
As far as we can tell, the interior of the Combo is straight from the Berlingo, although Vauxhall has managed to dig in to their parts store and find a steering wheel to swap for the Citroen one. Well done.
Technology stuff seems much the same too, with everything from HUD to Forward Collision and Automatic Cruise to Advanced Park Assist at least available.
Vauxhall isn’t saying what engine options the Combo will come with – apart from promising a variety of turbo petrol and diesels with manual or auto – but expect them to be the same as the Citroen Berlingo.
The new Vauxhall Combo Life will get its public debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.