When choosing a delivery vehicle, the most important factor to consider is whether it is able to hold your cargo easily without damaging it. As its name suggests, the Opel Combo is designed to be able to transport a wide variety of objects of varying size, shape and weight. The Combo van has a cargo area measuring 1.78 metres in length, 1.31 metres in width and 1.251 metres in height. Because this area is large, these commercial vans are capable of holding a large number of small objects or larger unusually shaped cargo as the job at hand requires.
While much emphasis is placed on the functionality of this Opel van, its exterior appearance was not neglected during the design process. Owing to its intelligent design, the exterior perfectly complements the functional interior. Every aspect of the exterior has a purpose that increases the functionality of the vehicle. Perhaps the only non-functional aspect of the vehicle is the choice of colours in which it’s available (of which there are many). However, even the colour of the vehicle can be chosen to complement your business’s logo and brand design.
Two hinged doors at the rear and a sliding door on the left side of the vehicle make it easy for goods to be loaded and unloaded, optimising the delivery process even further. The tall back of the vehicle plummets into a beak-like nose, which houses the engine and other mechanical components.
When designing the cabin for the Combo van, Opel’s engineers realised that this relatively small space is a workplace. The driver and passenger are likely to spend a significant portion of their workday confined to these panel vans. Therefore, Opel’s engineers created a cabin that was both comfortable and easy to use. Driving the Opel Combo is convenient because the controls are ergonomically places around the cabin, giving the driver an almost instinctual ability to find the right controls. Furthermore, the instrument panel is intelligently designed and spacious, making each dial easy to read at a glance.
- Purring engine, roaring power
Under the bonnet is where one will find the power source that is capable of moving this van, even when it is loaded to full capacity. Opel engines are designed to be both powerful and fuel efficient, providing enough power to move each vehicle without using fuel unnecessarily.
The Opel Combo is available in two model types, both incorporating the same Opel Ecotec TWINPORT engine. This 1 364cc engine is capable of producing 66kW at 5 600 revs per minute and 125Nm of torque at 4 000 revs per minute. Moreover, this engine gives the Opel Combo a top speed of 164 kilometres per hour and an acceleration speed of 14 seconds – to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres.
The fuel-saving engine consumes 8.0 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres when being used for city driving and 5.3 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres when used for non-urban driving. A combination of the two driving styles results in an average of 6.3 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres.
- Keeping the driver and cargo safe
Commercial vehicles such as the Opel Combo are responsible for not only keeping the driver and passenger safe, but also protecting the cargo while it’s in transit. The Opel Combo is fitted with numerous active and passive safety features that promote driver safety and ensure that your deliveries arrive in good order.
Active safety features work to prevent accidents from occurring and include optional ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and H7 headlamps. Passive features include side impact protection, the Opel Pedal Release System (PRS) and three-point front seatbelts.
The cargo area is equipped with six anchor points which help to keep goods secure when travelling along uneven surfaces. However, should cargo come loose, the driver and passenger are protected by a stable steel-mesh restraint lattice which divides the cabin from the cargo area.