Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life review

Category: Electric car

Section: Interior

Available fuel types:electric
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RRP from£37,645
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The Vivaro-e Life’s interior is pleasant enough, but you don’t have to look far to reveal the car’s workhorse origins. Hard plastics cover most surfaces, but these are easy to keep clean if nothing else. You get sat-nav and smartphone mirroring as standard with the Elite trim, which is handy, although the 7.0in touchscreen infotainment system is a bit laggy. But at least there are shortcut buttons for most functions on either side of the screen and you can also control some functions using buttons and rotary dials on the steering wheel. 

The instrument cluster includes a small driver’s information panel that shows the most vital metrics, and a head-up display, which puts things like your current speed directly in front of your eyes, is standard on Elite models.

Slide yourself up into the driver’s seat and you’ll feel like you’re in a tall car. That driving position, coupled with the Vivaro-e Life’s thin windscreen pillars, make checking the road’s clear at junctions a doddle, but parking is a little tricky because of the way the nose drops out of sight, so judging where the front is can be difficult. It’s also extremely long, but help is at hand in the form of front and rear parking sensors that come as standard on the top-spec Elite models, along with a rear-view camera, which also shows you a surround view of the car. You can add rear parking sensors as an option on the cheaper Edition trim.

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