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Opel Combo Life: Get two cars for price of one

OPEL COMBO LIFE – ADJUSTABLE FAMILY CAR: Coming soon to Opel showrooms in South Africa with removable rear seats that can also take three kiddyseats. Image: Opel Germany

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Opel’s follow-up to its Cargo Van is on the horizon for launch in South Africa… it’s the Combo Life family van that already has a European ‘Best Buy’ award under its beltline.

It’s expected to come ashore here in South Africa in the third quarter of 2019.

Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said at the award presentation in Brussels, Belgium: ”We’ve packed the Combo Life with unrivaled levels of flexibility, comfort and innovation The Combo Life will play a key role in our product offensive,”

DO THE SOUND, DO THE COMMUNICATIONS: Image: Opel Germany

Unitrans Opel SA will introduce the van as a five-seater with, the company says, ”the comfort and dynamics of a passenger car with the spaciousness and variability of a typical multi-purpose vehicle.

1.6 TURBODIESEL

The 60/40-split rear seating can take up to 690kg when flattened forward and loaded through a sliding door on each side”.

The van’s 1.6-litre turbodiesel engine can manage five litres/100km under favourable circumstance.

TOUCHSCREEN FOR EVERYTHING

“Low-speed torque,” Opel says, “allows more-efficient overtaking, towing, and gear choice thanks to 230Nm of torque and 68kW of power and can tow 1100kg. The easy-opening tail door has an openable window.

”A touchscreen can handle anything related to infotainment and connectivity and sound is at your fingertips. Cruise control eases the strain of driving and external appearance benefits from colour-coded bumpers, door releases, and external mirrors.”

FUN FOR THE KIDS: Parents of triplets will particularly like the Combo’s ability to take three kiddyseats. image: UniTrans

The introduction of the Combo Life, Aoel says, complements the 2019 Opel range in South Africa as a vehicle that can swing between passengers or cargo – or a combination of both… something for which owners of cnventional car often wish.

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Present Opel models available in South Africa include the Adam, Corsa, Astra, Crossland X, Mokka X, Grandland X and Combo Cargo. The Vivaro and Movano Cargo models join the LCV range with the Combo and Zafira Life models rounding off the people -over range for 2019/2020.

WARRANTY AND SERVICE

All the above vehicles will be delivered with a three-year or 120 000km (whichever comes first) warranty and the same period of roadside assistance; a three-year or 60 000km service plan; and 12-years’ warranty against rust-through.

Service intervals 12 months or 15 000km.

Price list to be announced by Unitrans Opel Distributor closer to launch date. Images are representative only and might not be final for South Africa.

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