- Revised front-end styling and improved cab
- Extra safety technology – though most remains optional
- Same wide choice of body sizes and variants
The Vauxhall Movano is getting an update, and these are the first official pictures and details.
Following swiftly after its sister van, the Renault Master – which was shown in facelifted form in April 2019, shortly after we'd scooped some spy photos – the new Movano gets all the same upgrades, which largely means improvements to safety, alongside a revised look for the front end.
What’s new for the 2019 Vauxhall Movano?
The major improvements are all related to safety.
Biggest innovation is an optional new rear vision camera system displays a live feed of the view behind the van onto a 7.0-inch touchscreen. Aside from the Renault Master, the only vans outside the Movano to offer this technology so far are the Vauxhall Combo Cargo and its Citroen, Peugeot and Toyota cousins in the small van sector.
And, due to the age of the van, it’s apparently not been possible to incorporate autonomous emergency braking technology, which is rapidly becoming a common feature of newer vans.
Any changes to the way the Movano looks?
The front end has been worked over, with a higher bonnet line, new grille and new bumpers.
The higher bonnet and enlarged grille will no doubt help the engines meet the latest Euro 6D Temp emissions regulations; Vauxhall is yet to release any info about these, but we expect them to be similar to those available in the 2019 Renault Master – which you can read about by clicking here.
The rest of the van is as it was, although the load area lighting now uses LEDs for added brightness.
Any changes inside the cab of the 2019 Vauxhall Movano?
There’s a completely new dashboard, which looks a little more modern but promises to remain as practical as ever.
There’s also a wireless smartphone charger available for the first time.
Is the 2019 Movano still available in all the same body sizes?
Absolutely – you still get a choice of four lengths and three heights, while gross vehicle weight (GVW) goes as high as 4.5 tonnes.
Maximum cargo load volume is 17.0 cubic metres, and up to five Euro pallets can be squeezed inside.
All told, 150 different variants of the Movano are available to choose from.
How much is the 2019 Vauxhall Vivaro, and when does it go on sale?
No official info on either of those things yet, but we’re expecting it to be on sale by September 2019 – which is when the new emissions regulations come into force.
Expect a modest price rise, accounted for by improved quality and specification.