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Latest Corsavan hots up minivan sector

VAUXHALL'S third generation Corsavan will go on sale in March, promising to hot up an already boiling mini van market. Locking horns directly with the likes of the Peugeot 206 van and Cliovan, the new Corsavan features a choice of three engines and an extensive options list.

The van has a load capacity of 1,000 litres and just one trim level. The three engines are a 1.2-litre petrol engine (73bhp) and two 1.7-litre direct injection turbodiesels (64bhp or 73bhp). The petrol and higher-rated diesel model have a 0-60mph time of 13 seconds and a top speed of 106mph. The less powerful model's figures are 15.5 seconds and 101mph. Standard equipment includes power steering, driver airbag, active head restraints, tachometer and a heavy duty partition behind the seats.

Options will include air conditioning and a satellite navigation system. Vauxhall has extended service intervals to 20,000 miles or once a year and claimed fuel consumption for the two diesels is 60.1mpg. The petrol engine complies with Euro IV emission standards and claims a combined cycle figure of 46.3mpg. The van has a load length of 1.25 metres and width of 1.32 metres and payload is 455kgs or 495kgs depending on the model.

There will also be a large number of storage spaces including a drawer under the passenger seat, cup holders in the door trims and holders for coins, sunglasses and pencils. Built at the Azambuja plant in Portugal, prices will be announced nearer launch date.

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