Combo Cargo wins Auto Express 2019 Van of the Year​​

The Combo Cargo is the Auto Express Van of the Year after becoming a “front-runner in the small van class”.

The magazine says that Vauxhall has delivered a van with “excellent payload weights and cargo volume combined with cutting-edge technology, first-class safety credentials and a range of fuel-efficient engines”.

“The Combo Cargo offers a payload of up to a tonne, making it viable for some van users to downsize and reduce costs, while L1 and L2 body lengths offer respective load volumes of 3.3 and 3.9 cubic metres. If you add the clever FlexCargo through-loading option, you get an additional half a cubic metre of space. It doesn’t sound like much, but open the hatch in the bulkhead, fold down the twin passenger seat, and you can carry items up to 2.1 metres in length. And with the standard vinyl bag for loads to slide into, your cabin doesn’t get scuffed, either.

“Vauxhall’s 1.5 Turbo D diesel comes in three power outputs up to 130hp, and all three motors deliver decent economy. The Combo Cargo is a competent performer.

A suite of safety kit has been “designed to make life easier” making the Combo Cargo “a fine choice for business users wanting a great all-round performer”. (Link: Auto Express, 10 July)