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Vauxhall Combo Life 100kW SE 50kWh 5dr Auto [7 Seat] Electric Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£1,699 Advance Payment

These prices are based on the Higher Rate Motability Component. Pricing and offers are correct at the date of publication and are subject to confirmation. Pricing may not be accurate as pricing is updated quarterly. Unless otherwise stated, metallic paint at extra cost. Library image for illustration purposes only.

Fuel: Electric

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Carpet floor mats, Tinted glass including windscreen, ABS, Vehicle microphone, Cruise control + speed limiter, Keyless entry and start, Service indicator, Electric folding door mirrors, Chrome instrument cluster dial rings...

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MPG

Mpg stands for miles per gallon, and is used to show how far your car is able to travel for every gallon (or 4.55 litres) of fuel it uses. The combined WLTP fuel economy figure provides a general overview of a car's fuel consumption over a variety of speeds and road types.

Insurance Group

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.

Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

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.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

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 brings us a fully electrified version of its Combo compact MPV, this Combo-e Life model featuring remarkably few compromises over its combustion engine counterpart. There's quite a price premium to pay for the BEV drivetrain, but if you can justify it and cope with the 174 mile driving range, this Vauxhall, like its Peugeot and Citroen design counterparts, might be tempting option if you're looking for a full-electric compact family car and don't want a compact SUV. Here, there's the option of a 7-seat cabin to, which is quite rare to find in an EV at present.

Background

Because current Vauxhall vans must all have fully electric powertrain options these days, MPV customers also get offered BEV technology. We've seen this first with the large Vivaro e-Life model and now with this smaller Combo-e Life, which shares its design with two French counterparts, the Citroen e-Berlingo and the Peugeot e-Rifter. Like those two in-house rivals, this one gets the 50kWh battery that Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall seem to fit to every EV they make, even the biggest MPVs. Here of course, a battery of that size is far more appropriate and it's been built into the car in a way that doesn't compromise cabin space. Sounds interesting.

Driving Experience

There's not too much to adjust to at the wheel if this is your first experience of an EV. The Combo-e Life offers three driving modes - 'ECO', 'Normal' and 'Power'. You won't want to spend too long in 'ECO', unless you really are eeking out battery capacity because it reduces the powertrain's normal 134bhp output to just 80bhp and also restricts the climate system to conserve power. Vauxhall recommends that you do most of your driving in the 'Normal' setting, which increases the motor output to 107bhp. The top 'Power' mode isn't really intended for sporty driving but for situations when you're carrying heavy loads. The powertrain also has a 'B' setting which increases the level of regenerative braking to a point where the car slows so much when you come off throttle that you'll very rarely need to use the brake, unless you're coming to a complete stop. You will want to know about driving range, which is claimed at 174 miles, around 30 miles less than the full-electric Vauxhall Corsa and Peugeot 208 superminis that also use this battery. Like all electric vehicles, this one has a bit of a weight problem - that drivetrain adds over 300kgs of bulk, but that arguably helps the Combo-e Life when it comes to ride quality; you'll feel things like speed humps keenly, but at speed on the open road, it handles tarmac tears a little better than its combustion cousins.

Design and Build

The practical, squarical shape makes this Combo-e Life model's remit pretty clear. Its two design stablemates, Citroen's e-Berlingo and Peugeot's e-Rifter, try in different ways to add a bit of visual spice to this sensible, versatile LCV-like package. That's far less the case with this Vauxhall, though the Griffin brand is keen to point out the way that this model's high bonnet and short front overhangs deliver what the brand hopes is a 'balanced, robust and confident' demeanour. There's plenty of Vauxhall brand identity at the front and two crisp lines flow down the raised bonnet to the grille with its familiar Griffin badging in an effort to impart a feeling of stability. As with this model's French brand counterparts - and as with a normal combustion-powered Combo - you get a choice of wheelbases. There's the 4.4-metre-long 'M' (for 'Medium') body shape, which can be specified with either five or seven seats. And the 4.75-metre-long 'XL' body style, which comes in seven seat form only. Medium variants with five seats feature up to 597-litres of boot space, extending up to 2,126-litres of space with the rear row folded. While 'XL' variants come with 850-litres of space, and up to 2,693-litres with the rear rows folded. The second row features a 60/40 split-folding seats, while the front passenger seat can be fully folded extending the length of the load area so that even large items, such as flat-pack furniture or ladders, can be carried inside.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at just under £32,000 after deduction of the £2,500 government Plug-in car Grant; that gets you the base five-seat Medium length version, which can also be had with a third seating row for £500 more. If you want to seat seven though, you're better off specifying the longer wheelbase 'XL' body shape; well, if you can afford it anyway. Because the asking price for this top variant from launch was pitched at £35,710, it's pitched above the £35,000 threshold for that government grant, so you're on your own with the asking price. Whatever your choice of Combo-e Life model, there's a single 'SE' level of trim on offer. That gets you 16-inch alloy wheels, nearside and offside sliding side-access doors, LED daytime running lights with high-beam assist, a panoramic rear-view camera and automatic windscreen wipers. 'SE' models also get body-coloured bumpers and side protection mouldings as well as electrically adjustable and foldable door mirrors. Inside, all models come standard with Vauxhall's Multimedia system with an eight-inch colour touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Also included is Vauxhall Connect, which allows drivers to access vehicle information and charge status and live traffic updates when on the move. Vauxhall Connect also comes with Vauxhall's e-Call and b-Call technology, where in the event of an emergency or breakdown drivers are put in touch with a trained advisor with just the touch of a button. The Combo-e Life comes as standard with a reasonably high level of safety and driver assist features, including rear parking sensors and a panoramic rear-view camera. Plus automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, cruise control with a speed limiter and speed sign recognition.

Cost of Ownership

We mentioned the WLTP-rated range in our Driving Experience section - 174 miles. To optimise range, you'll need to make full use of the car's regenerative braking system, regularly activating the provided 'B' mode via the central console to maximise energy recovery during braking. As you'd want, the Combo-e Life supports up to 100kW rapid (DC) charging, with an 80% re-charge taking less than 30 minutes, while a full charge from a 7.4 kW single-phase wallbox takes 7.5 hours thanks to the 7.4kW on-board charger. Customers with access to three-phase power can specify an optional 11kW on-board charger that will charge this Vauxhall in 4 hours 45 minutes, when using a wallbox that also supports this faster home-charging solution. As usual with a compact zero emissions EV model, there's a Benefit-in-Kind first year tax rate of just 1%. And exemption from London congestion and ultra-low emissions charges. Maintenance intervals are much as they would be for a combustion model, but there'll be less for the workshop to do, so costs should be lower. There are plenty of Vauxhall outlets to choose from, so you should never be too far from one. So you can budget ahead, the brand offers various servicing pre-payment schemes that let you pay either a one-off fee or monthly instalments to cover the cost of the routine upkeep of your car.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Touchscreen infotainment with 8" colour touch screen, DAB radio, USB/iPod, Bluetooth audio streaming, 6 speakers, apple CarPlay/android auto
  • Solid - White Jade
  • 60/40 split/folding 2nd row of seats
  • Solid paint
  • 12V electrical accessory socket in centre console
  • Mistral cloth - Grey
  • Mistral cloth - Grey/Angora
  • Air conditioning

Body Glass

  • Tinted glass including windscreen
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Solar heat absorbing windscreen
  • Tailgate with opening heated window and wash/wipe facility
  • Nearside and offside sliding side access door with opening windows
  • Glazed tailgate with split opening
  • Sliding LHS kerb + tilting window
  • Sliding RHS offside + tilting window
  • Side window demist vents
  • Windscreen demist vents
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Intermittent rear window wash/wipe

Brakes

  • ABS
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • ESP
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) - Engine Drag Torque Control
  • Hill start assist
  • CSC - Cornering stability control
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Manual park brake
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Straight line stability control

Communication

  • Vehicle microphone
  • Handsfree calls via steering wheel controls

Driver Aids

  • Cruise control + speed limiter
  • Front camera system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Lane departure warning with lane change assist
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Drive Mode Selector
  • Panoramic rear view camera
  • Speed sensitive electric power assisted steering
  • Smartphone projection

Driver Convenience

  • Keyless entry and start

Driver Information

  • Service indicator
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Vauxhall connect
  • 10" colour information display
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time

Driving Mirrors

  • Electric folding door mirrors
  • Dipping rear view mirror
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Chrome instrument cluster dial rings

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour rear spoiler
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome-effect front grille bar
  • Body colour side protection mouldings
  • Body colour side access door rail covers
  • Flexible roof mounted aerial

Exterior Lights

  • Front fog lights
  • Automatic headlight control system
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Reversing light
  • Rear fog lights
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • Hazard warning lights
  • Manual headlight beam levelling
  • Warning light in instrument cluster

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Rear heater duct
  • Air recirculation facility
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Cabin particulate filter - removes dust, airborne particles and pollen
  • 4 speed fan with illuminated controls

Interior Features

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Mistral cloth upholstery
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Two drinks holder in centre console
  • Two facia mounted drinks holders
  • Large open storage pocket behind infotainment screen
  • Small open storage compartment behind gear knob
  • Two large and two small front open door pockets
  • Open storage compartment below glovebox
  • Full width overhead storage shelf with ambient lighting
  • Two foldable table with cupholders
  • USB charging and infotainment in rear of centre console
  • USB charging point in glovebox
  • 7.4kW monophase on board charger
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed steering wheel with satin chrome bezel
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Four load restraint lashing eyes
  • Two rear door pockets

Interior Lights

  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Driver/passenger reading lights
  • Adjustable dashboard illumination
  • Welcome lighting
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • Illuminated load area
  • Fade up/fade down on interior lighting

Packs

  • Sight and light Pack - Combo Life
  • Safety pack - Combo-E Life

Safety

  • Front seat side impact airbags
  • Three 3 point rear seatbelts
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Two inertia reel seatbelts - 3rd row
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Deactivation switch for front passenger front and side impact airbags
  • ISOFIX child seat mountings incorporating top tether anchor points located on second row rear seats
  • Full size curtain airbags
  • Lap and diagonal inertia reel seatbelts

Seats

  • Rear adjustable/removable headrests
  • 4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with height, reach, tilt, backrest and headrest
  • Front body-lock seatbelt pretensioners
  • Sliding/reclining 3rd row seats
  • Front seat back pockets
  • Two individual split-folding and removable 3rd row seats
  • 6 way adjustable driver seat - height, reach, backrest, manual lumbar, armrest, under seat storage, headrest
  • 4 way manually adjustable passenger seat with reach, backrest, headrest and flat fold facility

Security

  • Visible vehicle identification number
  • Remote control central locking
  • 2 remote folding keys
  • Engine deadlock and immobiliser
  • Electronically protected audio equipment
  • Locking wheel bolts
  • Freewheeling door locks
  • Key left in ignition audible warning

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver/passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors + covers

Wheels

  • Full wheel covers

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" aluminium design alloy wheels
  • 16" 7 spoke alloy wheels

Wheels - Spare

  • Tyre repair kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.7
  • Engine Power - BHP 136
  • Engine Power - KW 100
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 3674
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
  • Engine Torque - NM 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM 300
  • Top Speed 84

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