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New Vauxhall Vivaro GS van adds some sporty flavour

The GS trim level brings some styling tweaks to Vauxhall’s Vivaro mid-sized panel van

Vauxhall’s mid-sized van, the Vivaro, has been given a GS model for 2022, adding some exterior and interior touches in the name of sportiness. The GS trim level is available with both the conventional diesel Vivaro and the pure-electric Vivaro Electric version. 

Available to order now, the Vivaro GS starts from £41,000 (excluding VAT) for the diesel and £55,000 for the Electric, but whatever powertrain you’ll choose the GS trim level features the same equipment. 

Vauxhall says the GS offers up a new dynamic look on the outside, made up from a lip spoiler at the front, side skirts and integrated mud guards. The black 18-inch alloys are exclusive to the GS and high-load capacity tyres are standard. To the rear you’ll find a new spoiler and a redesigned bumper.

The inside of the Vivaro has also been revised for the GS models. Here we can see leather seats with GS logos and red stitching. The seats are perforated for better ventilation as well. For the Vivaro GS Electric, only the panel van bodystyle will be available but the 5-seat double cab body is an option on the diesel model. 

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The panel van and double cab Vivaro GS come with the van’s 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine. In the GS it pumps out 178bhp, a 35bhp increase over the rest of the diesel Vivaro range. It’s mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, emits 145g/km of CO2 and 51.3mpg on the combined cycle. 

As for the Vivaro Electric (previously known as the Vivaro-e), in GS form you’ll receive a maximum 189-mile range from the 75kWh battery. 100kW rapid charging is supported, allowing for an 80 per cent charge in 45 minutes. 

The addition of the GS trim level comes alongside new Prime and Pro variants - streamlining the Vivaro range. The Vivaro Prime comes in at £25,265 and the Vivaro Pro starts from £26,805, with the GS sitting above as the range-topping option. 

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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