GM Considering Bringing European Vans To North America?

July 24th, 2015 by

Opel conversion vanGM Considering Bringing European Vans To North America

Are American freeways soon going to be filled with European van models? If there’s truth behind the rumors presenting swirling around GM, then yes. The ultra-versatile Opel/Vauxhall Movano full-size van was unveiled earlier this year and the model has American workers and conversion companies pretty excited.

With an impressive 29 body variations and more cargo space than Mercedes/Freightliner and Dodge, the Movano would provide a new version of the Chevy Express/GMC Sierra vans. According to an article by GM Authority, a source has revealed that GM is in talks to bring their vans overseas and deals are currently on the table and awaiting the final seal of approval.

While American dealers will have to wait on the decision, more can be learned about the van itself. The Opel Movano, also known as the Nissan Intersar and Vauxhall Movano, was in production between 1997 and 2015. As the second generation of the Renault Master, it was made to be an improvement upon its predecessor and enhance the features already available in order to provide an optimal van for various commercial purposes. It has been used for multiple businesses, construction and even ambulances in the UK.

Specs

– 3 different lengths to choose from.

– Front or rear-facing drive.

– Diesel BiTurbo engines that bring additional power without additional cost. The 2.3 CDTI BiTurbo engines have a Start/Stop System and ECO mode that are high on power but ultra-low on emissions. The engines also have a generous reserves torque that produces 360 Nm at 1,500 rpm.

– Adjustable seats and steering in a spacious cabin for optimal comfort as well as additional storage available for laptops, tools, notepads, safety equipment, etc.

– Flat, uncluttered loadspace with wide opening rear doors and up to two sliding side panel doors creates optimized loading to increase ease and efficiency.