Vauxhall has added a sporty trim to the Vivaro range in the form of a new GS model, which brings upgrades to the looks and the interior specification.
The GS trim is a new one for the Vivaro and is offered on both the diesel and electric versions. It follows a history of sporty versions – most recently the Sportive model – but this is the first time that one has been offered since Vauxhall joined the Stellantis group. The new trim comes as Vauxhall has revamped its range and changed the naming of its electric versions.
What upgrades does the Vauxhall Vivaro GS get?
The visual upgrades include a new lip spoiler, side skirts with integrated front mud guards, a rear spoiler and a new rear bumper. There are also bespoke black 18-inch alloys and high-load tyres.
Inside there are a range of GS logos, on both the diesel and the electric version. The seats are clad in hardwearing eco-leather, are finished with red stitching and are perforated for extra ventilation.
The GS trim is only offered with the top-spec versions of the Vivaro’s engines, although the powertrains themselves remain unchanged, with no power boosts. This means that you get the 190hp 2.0-litre diesel with the automatic transmission and the 136hp electric motor with the larger, 77kWh battery. You can only get the one body – the shortest L1 model, although the diesel can come in double-cab format too.
These high-end engines and the upgraded trims come at a price, though. The Vivaro GS panel van starts at £41,000, the double cab at £44,095 and the electric at £55,000, all not including VAT.
Vauxhall’s new simplified trim range
Vauxhall’s new GS model comes as part of a wider revamp for the brand’s LCV trim offering. The new Prime, Pro and GS have replaced the outgoing Dynamic, Sportive, Elite and Edition models. Not all vehicles get all trims, though. The Combo is offered in Prime and Pro, the Vivaro is available in three specs, with the new GS model sitting on top of the Prime and Pro while the Movano is only available in Prime.
What has changed with the electric models?
Vauxhall has decided that the ‘-e’ suffix on its electric vehicles didn’t make it clear enough that they were powered by batteries rather than diesel. As a result, it has changed the names of all of its EVs, across its car and van ranges.
This does mean that Vauxhall has passed up the opportunity to dub the Vivaro Electric the GSE.
What are the prices for the new Vauxhall models?
The Vauxhall Combo Pro starts at £19,800 while Pro kicks off at £21,400. The electric versions start at £31,250 and £32,850 respectively.
The Vivaro Prime starts at £25,265, the Pro at £26,805, the Electric Prime at £38,305 and the Electric Pro at £39,845.
The Movano Prime starts at £25,645 while the Movano Electric begins at £61,985.
All three are available to order now, with deliveries for Combo and Movano starting in November and for Vivaro and Vivaro GS in January 2023.