New cut-price Griffin Edition vans from Vauxhall up to £10,820 cheaper

  • Value-added versions of the Combo Cargo, Vivaro and Movano
  • Big savings and comprehensive standard equipment
  • But limited choice of engines and body sizes

Vauxhall is adding a new range of Griffin Edition models to its van line-up. Available on the Combo Cargo, Vivaro and Movano, the Griffin Editions become the cheapest models in their respective ranges – saving you as much as £10,820 in the process – but only come as a very limited range of variants.

This means less choice of engine and van size. But if they suit your requirements, the cheap pricing means they are definitely worth a closer look.

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Vauxhall Combo Griffin Edition

The Griffin Edition Combo small van is based on the standard-length L1H1 model with 100hp 1.5-litre Turbo D diesel engine.

Vauxhall Combo Cargo Griffin Edition 2021

It comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint and rear parking sensors on the outside, while on the inside it’s fitted with a 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, cruise control, air-conditioning and automatic wipers – among many other items.

It also features the FlexCargo load-through bulkhead and fold-flat passenger seat for additional practicality.

Fuel economy is a claimed 53.3mpg, and prices start from £16,833 (on-the-road but excluding VAT). The next cheapest Combo Cargo has just 75hp and is priced £18,788; the equivalent 100hp model starts at £19,313.

That’s a decent saving.

>> Read our full Vauxhall Combo review

Vauxhall Vivaro Griffin Edition

The Griffin Edition Vivaro medium van is available in standard L1H1 and long-wheelbase L2H1 versions, both powered by the 120hp 1.5-litre Turbo D diesel engine.

Vauxhall Vivaro Griffin Edition 2021

It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, body-coloured bumpers and automatic windscreen wipers. Inside there’s a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, air-conditioning, cruise control and FlexCargo load-through bulkhead.

Prices start at £21,153 for the shorter model, £22,203 for the longer version, while claimed fuel economy is 39.8mpg.

The next cheapest Vivaros are £24,888 and £25,788, respectively, and that’s with a less powerful 100hp engine.

>> Read our full Vauxhall Vivaro review

Vauxhall Movano Griffin Edition

The Griffin Edition Movano large van is available in L2H2 medium-wheelbase and L3H2 long-wheelbase front-wheel drive variants, and is powered by a 135hp 2.3-litre Turbo D diesel engine.

Vauxhall Movano Griffin Edition 2021

Standard equipment for this version includes rear parking sensors, cruise control, automatic lights and automatic wipers, plus DAB digital radio with Bluetooth and USB connection. Comfort seats with lumbar support and armrest, air-conditioning and an alarm system are also part of the package.

Prices start at £23,283 for the L2H2 and £23,763 for the L3H2. Both are 3.5-tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW) vans, with claimed fuel economy up to 30.4mpg, and represent huge savings versus the next cheapest Movanos.

A regular 3.5-tonne L2H2, for example, costs from £33,833, making the Movano Griffin £10,600 less expensive despite having more standard kit; for the equivalent L3H2 it’s £34,583, making that Griffin an even bigger reduction of £10,820.

We suspect the Movano Griffins are so much cheaper because Vauxhall is now part of Stellantis and planning to soon ditch the current Renault Master-based Movano in favour of a new version based on the same platform as the Citroen Relay, Fiat Ducato and Peugeot Boxer.

>> Read our full Vauxhall Movano review

When do they go on sale?

The Griffin Edition vans are available to order now, with first deliveries set to start in May 2021.

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