Vauxhall Movano review

Category: Large Van

Section: Passenger & boot space

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With front- and rear-wheel-drive vans that offer similar capabilities, it’s easy to get a little muddled in the details. L1, L2 or L3 length vehicles are available as front-wheel-drive vans (FWD), while L1 models can have a standard or high roof and L2 and L3 get the option of either a high or extra-high roof. Rear-wheel-drive vans (RWD) come in L3 and L4 lengths, with the choice of high and extra-high roofs.

That means that FWD vans have a maximum load volume of 14.8m3, while the RWD vans can accommodate as much as 17m3.

Maximum load length carrying capacity for L1 vans is 2583mm, for L2 vans is 3083mm, for L3 vans is 3733mm and for L4 vans is 4383mm. Maximum width across the loadspace is 1765mm, with 1380mm between the wheelarches.

Loadspace height is 1700mm for FWD L1 vans, 1894mm for L2 models and 2144mm for H3. Loading height at the rear is 557mm whereas RWD vans have a 696mm loading height. As a result, internal roof heights are a bit limited, with 1798mm for the H2 and 2048mm for the H3.

The Movano is available in a wide range of gross vehicle weights (GVW), with the smaller 2.8-tonne vans capable of moving 873kg and the largest 4.5-tonne Movano able to move 2151kg. Payloads for conventional 3.5-tonne vans range from 1226kg to 1545kg. Other variants and 3.3 tonne models are also available with payloads in excess of 1300kg.

That means the Movano is one of the better large vans for carrying weight, surpassing key rivals like the Ford Transit in most guises.

The rear loadspace gets a side loading door on the nearside, with twin rear doors that open to 180 degrees as standard. There’s also the option of 270 -degree opening rear doors. The shortest wheelbase vans get six load-lashing points, while L2 and L3 vans get eight and L4 models receive 10. Full height plywood protective lining is an option on all vans, along with a plywood floor protector. LED rear lighting is standard.

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