Opel Vivaro: "Easytronic" Now Also Available for 2.0 CDTI
The automated “Easytronic” six-speed manual transmission is now also available for the Opel Vivaro with the modern 2.0 CDTI common-rail turbo-diesel (84 kW/114 hp) engine. The most popular Vivaro engine, which was introduced last fall, has 290 Nm of torque and consumes just 7.5 liters per 100 km with the Easytronic transmission, 0.4 liters less than with a manual transmission.
Formerly called “Tecshift”, the transmission was previously available for the 2.5 CDTI with 107 kW/146 hp. By offering Easytronic in the two-liter class, Opel responds to a frequent customer request. Easytronic is available in a wide range of Opel commercial vehicles including the Movano, Combo and new Corsavan.
Easytronic combines the operating comfort of a fully automatic transmission with the fuel efficiency of a conventional manual gearbox. The advantage is that it consumes up to six percent less fuel than a comparable variant with conventional manual transmission. The clutch function is taken over by electronically controlled actuators, and the driver has the choice between manual or automatic shifting. In addition, the driver can select the load program which eases drive off with a full load, or the winter program that reduces wheel spin and serves as low-speed traction control on slippery surfaces.
The Opel Vivaro Easytronic variants boast practically the same driving performance figures as the corresponding models with manual transmission. Payload capacities are unaffected. The Easytronic option costs an extra 1005 euros plus VAT.
By expanding the range with Easytronic, Opel intends to consolidate the strong interest in the Vivaro for the future. Vivaro production facilities located in the United Kingdom and Spain are currently running on the verge of full capacity. The British GM plant in Luton celebrated the production of its 500,000th vehicle in June. The plant produces the Opel Vivaro, as well as its sister model from Renault/Nissan. // Opel Media