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Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
Ten Second Review
Vauxhall has long offered MPV passenger-carrying versions of its compact Combo van on the Continent. Now it brings that kind of package to the UK market in the form of this small but spacious People Carrier, the Combo Life.
Is this more than just a van with windows? Vauxhall wants to convince you that the Combo Life is just that. Yes of course it's based on the Combo panel van, but this little MPV gets the kind of safety and media technology that most LCV drivers can only dream of. It comes in two lengths, gives you a choice of either five or seven seats and can swallow up to 2,693-litres if you load it up to the gunwhales. Is there room in your life for a vehicle as versatile as that, one that can average around 65mpg and is priced from no more than around £20,000? If so, then read on...
Combo Life buyers choose between three engines. There's a 1.2-litre 110PS petrol unit. Or a 1.5-litre CDTi diesel, developing either 100 or 130PS. The units are combined with five and six-speed manual transmissions. In addition, in a segment first, a low-friction eight-speed automatic with Quickshift technology can be ordered in combination with the top-of-the-range 1.5-litre 130PS diesel. Under the skin, there's an independent Bi-link suspension system that can provide reasonably supple ride comfort, yet is firm enough to resist body roll and support heavy loads. It's a decent compromise. Whichever variant you choose - standard or long - you'll find that the driving position pretty good, with the steeply raked windscreen and low bonnet combining to give great visibility. Couple that with big panoramic door mirrors and the result is a vehicle you can be confident about driving even the most congested city streets where the light steering facilitates a tight turning circle, 11.2m in the short wheelbase version and 12.5m for the long wheelbase model. As for refinement - usually a van-based MPV issue - well, the slightly clattery note at start-up settles down quite acceptably once you get up to speed. Ultimately, probably the biggest compliment you can really pay this Vauxhall is that at times, it's easy to forget you're driving a van-derived product.
Design and Build
The Combo Life is available in a 4.4-metre standard length version or a longer 4.75-metre long model, with two sliding rear doors as standard. Both variants have a height of 1.8 metres and are available with either five or seven seats. Style-wise, compared with other van-based MPVs in the segment, this one has a shorter front overhang and a higher bonnet, making it look more balanced. From the front, it displays a typical Vauxhall identity and the high bonnet features two crisp lines, which go from the windscreen down to the grille and emphasise the stability of the vehicle. As with most van-based MPVs, you get plenty of boot space. The five-seat, standard length version has a minimum luggage volume of 597-litres, while the long wheelbase model has a minimum luggage volume of 850-litres. With the rear seats folded down, the boot volume of the standard version more than triples to 2,126-litres. The longer version of the Combo Life offers even more capacity when the rear seats are folded down with up to 2,693-litres available. For passengers, there are five and seven-seat variants. Either way, you get three individual rear seats, all with ISOFIX child seat brackets, and you can specify an optional panoramic glass roof.
Market and Model
Priced from just under £20,000, the entry-level 'Design' 1.2-litre 110PS petrol 6-speed manual model features air conditioning, a DAB Radio with USB and Bluetooth audio streaming and 16-inch steel wheels with styled wheel covers. Moving up the range, the 'Energy' trim starts from around £22,000 for the five-seater 1.2-litre 110PS petrol 6-speed manual model. Standard specification includes an eight-inch colour touchscreen infotainment system, 16-inch alloy wheels and front and rear parking sensors. If you need space for more passengers, the 'Energy'-spec seven-seater starts from just under £22,000 for the 1.2-litre 110PS 6-manual model. Standard specification includes 35/30/35 split-folding second-row seats with a fold-flat facility, two removable third-row seats and two foldable tables with cup-holders. The Combo Life aims to raise the bar for safety and comfort in this segment. It is fitted with technologies and driver assistance systems that are more commonly seen in the compact or SUV sectors, such as Driver Drowsiness Alert, a rear view camera with 180?? bird's-eye view, a Head-up display, and an 'IntelliGrip' traction aid, as well as improved comfort features such as heated seats and a heated steering wheel.
Cost of Ownership
Running cost returns from the various turbo-charged, direct injection petrol and diesel engines are competitive, CO2 emissions starting from 111g/km and fuel economy of up to 67.3mpg possible for the 1.5-litre 100PS diesel. The 1.5-litre 130PS diesel manages 65.7mpg and 113g/km. And the 1.2-litre 110PS petrol variant delivers 51.4mpg and 125g/km. All powertrains meet the stringent Euro 6d-TEMP emissions standard. You'll also need to know that Vauxhall includes a three-year, 60,000 mile warranty as standard, a package that can be extended up to five years and 100,000 miles at extra cost. A year's free breakdown cover is also provided, along with a six-year anti-corrosion guarantee. Service intervals are at 20,000 miles or every 12 months, depending on which comes round sooner and you can opt for a service plan that lets you pay monthly to spread the cost of regular work to your car. As part of this, Vauxhall offers discounts on wear and tear items, such as brake pads and windscreen wipers.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Touchscreen infotainment with 8" colour touch screen, DAB radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth audio streaming, 4 speakers, apple CarPlay/android auto + RDS
- Solid - Onyx Black
- Solid - White Jade
- Solid paint
- Electric folding door mirrors
- Mistray cloth - Grey/Angora
- Air conditioning
- Tyre repair kit
|Tinted glass including windscreen|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|Electric front windows + drivers one touch|
|2 speed wipers+variable intermittent wipe|
|Rain sensitive windscreen wipers|
|Offside sliding side door and sliding windows in nearside and offside doors|
|Hill start assist|
|Electronic brake force distribution|
|Emergency brake assist|
|Motor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control|
|CSC - Cornering stability control|
|Apple car play/Android Auto|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
|Forward collision warning|
|Driver alert system|
|Traffic sign recognition|
|Lane departure warning with lane change assist|
|Remote control boot opening|
|Low fuel level warning light|
|Door/boot open warning light|
|Exterior temperature gauge|
|8" colour display screen|
|Multi function trip computer|
|Body colour door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors|
|Dipping rear view mirror|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Chrome instrument cluster dial rings|
|Diesel particulate filter|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Bluetooth connectivity including audio streaming|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Body coloured bodyside mouldings|
|Integrated fuel filler cap|
|Chrome front grille|
|Front fog lights|
|Daytime running lights|
|High beam assist|
|Air conditioning with pollen filter|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Rear door pockets with bottle holders|
|Glovebox with lid|
|Boot lashing points|
|Accessory power point|
|Chrome inner door handles|
|Storage compartment under front seats|
|Mistray cloth upholstery|
|Auxilliary 12V power socket|
|2 cupholders in front centre console|
|2x cupholders in 3rd row seating area|
|Storage box under drivers seat|
|Delay courtesy light function|
|Front/rear courtesy lights|
|Driver/passenger reading lights|
|Adjustable dashboard illumination|
|Sight and light Pack - Combo Life|
|Three 3 point rear seatbelts|
|Front lateral airbags|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Front and rear outer seat belt pre-tensioners|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|Child locks on rear doors|
|Two inertia reel seatbelts - 3rd row|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
|Autonomous emergency braking|
|Front seat side impact airbags|
|Front seatbelt force limiters|
|Front seat back map pockets|
|3 height adjustable rear headrests|
|Driver's lumbar support|
|Fully adjustable front headrests|
|4 way manually adjustable passenger seat|
|Isofix on 2nd row rear seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|2 individual 3rd row seats|
|6 way manually adjustable drivers seat|
|35/30/35 split fold 2nd row seats|
|Front comfort seats|
|Rear adjustable/removable headrests|
|Sliding/reclining 3rd row seats|
|4 way adjustable front head restraints|
|Remote central deadlocking|
|2 remote folding keys|
|Locking wheel nuts|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors|
|Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors + covers|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" alloy wheels|
|16" 7 spoke alloy wheels|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||13|
|Engine Power - BHP||102|
|Engine Power - KW||75|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||184|
|Engine Torque - MKG||25.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||250|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
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