With the new Corsavan ecoFLEX, Vauchall is introducing one of the most efficient commercial vehicles of all time. It is the first vehicle in this segment to feature Start/Stop technology as standard. Therefore its 75 PS 1.3 Liter CDTi engine can manage 70.6mpg fuel economy, while with CO2 emissions of just 105g/Km fully covers Euro 5 regulations. All models are also fitted with DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter), which traps harmful particulates.
Corsavan ecoFLEX Start/Stop models are just £220 more expensive than normal models, but its greater economy will return your money very soon!
The principle of Start/Stop is simple: instead of the engine idling at traffic lights or at a level crossing, the engine will automatically stop when the driver engages neutral and releases the clutch pedal. When the traffic lights turn green, the driver simply presses the clutch pedal to re-start the engine, engage first and move away. Naturally, the vehicle’s ventilation, power steering and braking system performance are maintained while the engine is temporarily off.
Drivers who use their vans frequently in congested city streets, where the Corsavan’s Start/Stop function will come into its own, will see the biggest gains in fuel consumption. With an official urban mpg figure of 58.9mpg, the Corsavan ecoFLEX 1.3 CDTi (75PS) Start/Stop is more than 18 per cent more economical than the outgoing Euro 4 van without the new technology.
But the package of improvements to Corsavan ecoFLEX’s doesn’t end there. To ensure Start/Stop is reliable during the vehicle’s life, an enhanced starter motor is used, along with a high performance battery and Electric Power Management system, for efficient re-starts. An additional water pump keeps the cabin warm in cool weather during the stop phase, and owners have the ability to turn off Start/Stop completely via a dashboard button.
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