The Vauxhall Vivaro ecoFLEX has won an impressive award in the Fleet World MPG Marathon with a 59.31 per cent improvement on the combined fuel economy figure.
Driven by Vauxhall’s archivist and resident eco-driving expert Andrew Duerden, with co-driver Neil McIntee, Editor of VansA2Z.com, the 2.0CDTi-powed Vivaro ecoFLEX registered an impressive 65.16mpg against a published combined figure of 40.90mpg.This result was not only the best percentage improvement for a commercial vehicle but also overall including cars as well as vans.
“Neil and I are, as they say, over the moon to win the overall best percentage improvement in the Vivaro ecoFLEX,” said Andrew Duerden. “Fuel economy is a top priority for Vauxhall customers looking to reduce running costs and our MPG Marathon win proves what a frugal van the Luton-built Vivaro is.”
Launched earlier this year, the revised Vivaro ecoFLEX features a range of green technology features including exhaust gas recirculation cooling and optimised gear ratios. There’s also improved thermal management, low rolling resistance tyres and an aerodynamic kit.