Vauxhall's British-built Vivaro has begun a 12,000-mile expedition across Europe and Asia, to raise money for the Help for Heroes charity.
The expedition, which started out at the Luton factory where the Vivaro is produced, involves three Vivaro vans, three former soldiers, a mechanic and a medic, and a whole lot of road.
The route from Europe's most westerly highway to Asia's most easterly will take in two continents and 17 countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia.
The all-new Vivaro, offers improved space and load capability plus a modern infotainment system with DAB radio.
Steve Bryant, Brand Manager at Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles, said: "This is the opportunity of a lifetime for the three former soldiers to take part in a memorabletwo-month journey to help them re-adjust to civilian life.
"It's also the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that the all-new Vivaro is built to take it all."
Follow progress of the road trip at www.vauxhall.co.uk/siberiachallenge where you will find video footage, a tracker and the ability to donate to this fantastic cause.
by: Danielle Bagnall