The newcomer, for which order
books opened at the beginning of September, will be presented alongside its
Citroën Berlingo and Peugeot Partner/Rifter siblings at the press conference on
September 19 (13:25 CET, Booth C 64 in Hall 13).
The new Combo offers a wide range of variants
to choose from including a standard version with 4.40 metres length, a long
version with 4.75 metres and a spacious five seater crew cab. Opel’s new
compact transporter also outshines most of its main competitors with a load
volume of up to 4.4m3, a payload of up to 1,000 kg and a loading length of up
to 3,440 mm for objects and work material.
An especially ingenious feature is that the
distance between the two wheel arches is wide enough to enable the loading of
up to two Euro pallets. And extremely long utensils such as wooden planks can
be stowed at an angle thanks to the optional roof hatch. And, a unique feature
in the segment is also introduced in the new generation Opel Combo: a
sensor-based overload indicator1 that, at a press of a button, allows the
driver to make sure the vehicle is not overloaded.
In addition, the new Combo
comes with further innovative technologies and up to 19 assistance systems that
make driving, manoeuvring, transporting goods or a crew easier, safer and more
comfortable. The optional Surround Rear Vision1 supports the driver and greatly
improves visibility of panel vans or of fully loaded vehicles. Furthermore, a
second camera in the exterior door mirror on the passenger side ensures that
the driver no longer needs to worry about the blind spot on this side of the
vehicle. And, the new Combo can also be equipped with the new, sensor-based
Flank Guard system that helps prevent annoying and expensive bumps or scratches
while turning at low speeds.
Those professionals whose
workplaces require enhanced traction in mud, sand or snow can also upgrade
their front-wheel drive Combo with the electronic IntelliGrip traction control
system and with the “worksite” set-up. This includes an increased ground
clearance of 30 mm, front stiffness antiroll bars, increased tyre diameter and
rear variable rate springs. And the optional ultra-modern Apple CarPlay and
Android Auto infotainment systems ensure that drivers easily find their way to
and from even the most remote locations.
The new, fifth generation
Combo has been developed on a completely new architecture within Groupe PSA,
the undisputed European leader in the commercial vehicle business. Therefore,
it is no surprise that it comes as the most competent vehicle on the market
place. It is available in various variants allowing countless applications.
Source: IAA COMMERCIAL VEHICLES 2018