Updated Opel Movano brings new driver safety features

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Opel/Vauxhall has revealed its revised Movano large van, which goes on sale this summer with new driver assistance features and updated styling.

The Movano is available in four different lengths and three heights, carrying a maximum payload of up to 2110kg and 17m3 of cargo

The Movano is available in four different lengths and three heights, carrying a maximum payload of up to 2110kg and 17m3 of cargo

Putting a keen focus on driver safety, the facelifted version debuts a rear-vision camera system that gives a live feed to a seven-inch touchscreen to help detect cyclists and pedestrians. Also new is a blind spot monitoring system, which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect objects in the blind spot and alert the driver with LED indicators in the corresponding mirror. A lane departure warning system is also available.

Side-Wind Assistant now comes as standard on all models and, in the event of cross winds, activates the Electronic Stability Programme to improve handling.

New onboard technologies include the Navi 5.0 IntelliLink Pro infotainment system, which features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, with the interior featuring a wireless charging point for smartphones.

The cabin also benefits from improved comfort features, including multi-adjustable seats with optional comfort seats for the driver and passengers. The Movano can also be ordered with an air-cushioned driver’s seat. In the cargo area, LED lighting aids use while new handles on the side-walls and pillars further improve convenience.

The Movano is available in four different lengths and three heights, carrying a maximum payload of up to 2110kg and 17m3 of cargo. Meanwhile Vauxhall’s approved conversions scheme gives access to 150 different versions of the Movano ex works.

Opel LCV Group Manager, Tobias Stöver, said: “With the Movano, we continue to consistently implement our LCV growth strategy. Together with the recently presented Vivaro and the successfully launched Combo Cargo, we will offer the youngest LCV portfolio on the market, positioning ourselves stronger still as the dependable German LCV brand for all.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.