The Opel Combo Cargo, which was named the International Van of the Year 2019 at the IAA commercial-vehicles trade show in Hannover, Germany last year, is now available on pre-order in South Africa. What's more, the 1.6DT derivative of this ultra-safe, customisable and multi-purpose panel van is available from only R305 600*.
The new Combo Cargo is powered by a 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine. The motor's peak outputs (230 Nm of torque and 68 kW of power) give it the "go" that ambitious business owners require – but the 1.6DT remains economical, with a claimed combined fuel consumption of 5.0 L/100 km.
Opel's award-winner fits perfectly into the South African market – it's available in standard and LWB configurations that measure 4 403 mm and 4 753 mm in length respectively. This versatile van has a 1-tonne payload, as well as a towing capacity of up to 1 250 kg (with a braked trailer).
The Opel Combo Cargo is available in both short- and long-wheelbase guises.
Furthermore, the newcomer is capacious: it offers up to 4.4 m2 of load space with a flat floor and no intrusion from the rear wheel arches. That means it's as simple to load as unload, plus the task is a lot less taxing on your back by virtue of the low load-floor height. And the list of fitment opportunities for the Combo Cargo is almost endless (consider building in shelving, storage bins, toolboxes, refrigeration, compressor etc).
Top-quality security measures are in place to protect your valuable goods. All of your equipment is kept out of sight in an enclosed and alarmed secure shell, with blacked-out windows, remote central locking, a rear interior-door lock and an anti-theft immobiliser.
By eliminating the intrusion of the wheel arches, Opel has flattened the Combo Cargo's load floor.
Unlike older-generation cargo vehicles, the Combo comes with a handful of bells and whistles. Its audio system is Bluetooth- and MP3-enabled and has a USB input. Other features include speed-sensitive power steering, foldable side-mirrors, intermittent wipers and front power windows.
Safety-wise, driver and front passenger airbags and a full-height steel bulkhead (to separate the cargo and passenger areas) are fitted. In addition, ABS, electronic stability- and traction control, hill-start assist and emergency brake-assist systems offer the driver complete peace of mind.
* Offer valid until 31 March 2019. On-the-road costs & registration fees excluded. Model/s shown may differ. Terms and Conditions apply.