Opel today released details of the new Combo light commercial vehicle (LCV). In addition to a newly designed front end and a new digital cockpit, the new generation compact van, which retains all the advantages of the previous model, is also the first in its market segment to feature state-of-the-art Intelli-Lux LED Matrix Light. The locally emissions-free new Combo Electric also offers an extended driving range.
In addition to the electrically-driven variant, the new Opel Combo is also available with petrol and diesel engines, with the latter offering an automatic transmission as an alternative to the manual gearbox. Both drivetrain versions of the new Opel Combo are available in two lengths, with a choice of two or three front seats. The new Combo is additionally offered as a five-seat Crew Cab.
Opel CEO Florian Huettl: “The new Opel Combo is class-leading! In addition to its proven talents as a transporter, the new Opel Combo also features advanced technologies that make work safer and more pleasant. In addition, the locally emissions-free Combo Electric now offers more driving range – the perfect package for professionals.”
With its characteristic Vizor brand fascia familiar from Opel’s newest passenger cars the new Opel Combo is instantly recognisable. Creating a single visual unit that stretches across the front of the vehicle, the Vizor integrates the Blitz brand emblem with the signature front lighting system.
Premiere: Intelli-Lux LED Matrix Light in the Combo class
The new Combo is not only the first Opel LCV to be equipped with adaptive, glare-free Intelli-Lux LED Matrix Light, it is also the first in its class with this technology. As soon as the vehicle leaves urban areas, the matrix headlamps with a total of 14 LED elements automatically switch to high beam and continuously adjust the length and distribution of the light cone. When lights from a car are detected ahead, individual LEDs switch off to cut the car out of the main beam and avoid dazzling fellow drivers. The LEDs switch back on automatically as soon as the system detects no lights from other vehicles.
In addition to optimum night-time vision, the new Opel Combo Electric also offers an extended driving range. The all-electric new compact van, with a choice of Eco, Normal and Power driving modes, can travel up to 330 kilometres on a single charge of its new 50 kWh battery (WLTP combined cycle2), 50 km further than its predecessor. This is made possible by further development of the all-electric drivetrain and – for the first time in the Combo – a highly efficient heat pump that helps to conserve battery range in low temperatures. Powered by the newest generation electric motor with 100 kW/136 hp and 270 Newton metres of torque, the new Combo Electric can reach a top speed of 130 km/h. With a 7.4 kW on-board charger as standard (11 kW optional), the battery can be recharged to 80 per cent of its capacity in less than 30 minutes at a 100 kW public charging station.
New Opel Combo Electric: Uncompromised, locally emissions-free transportation
The outstanding strength of the new Opel Combo Electric remains its ability to transport and tow heavy loads. Like its predecessor, the new all-electric compact van continues to offer up to 4.4 cubic metres of class-leading storage space (the same as its combustion engine siblings), while the 780 kg payload and the 750 kg towing capacity are both best in class.
To optimise the driving experience still further, the Combo’s cockpit and ergonomics have also received an upgrade in user-friendliness. The new infotainment systems with 10-inch colour touchscreens use – for the first time in Opel LCVs – the integrated Snapdragon Cockpit Platform from Qualcomm Technologies1, enabling enhanced graphics, multimedia and computer vision capabilities. The systems are compatible with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Alternatively, the new Combo is available with an innovative smartphone station. After connecting to the station via a dedicated app, the user’s smartphone becomes the vehicle’s infotainment control panel, also interacting with the steering wheel buttons. In the new Combo Electric, paddles behind the all-new steering wheel enable the driver to select three levels of recuperation for the regenerative braking system.
Safer manoeuvring: Rear and side cameras deliver images to digital rear view mirror
When it comes to protecting its occupants and other road users, the new generation Opel Combo remains a class leader. The new safety highlight is Dynamic Surround Vision. The system comprises two cameras, one located above the rear doors and another under the passenger-side exterior mirror. The two images – of the rear while driving and (when activated by the indicator stalk) of the side blind-spot – are displayed in the new high-definition digital rear view mirror. In comparison to conventional mirrors, the system provides increased vision, enabling the driver to manoeuvre more safely.
Additional safety is offered by the extensive range of up to 18 Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) – many as standard – including Intelligent Speed Assist, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Emergency Braking and Driver Attention Alert. Adaptive Cruise Control is optionally available.
Technologically advanced, spacious and able to shoulder heavy loads, the new Opel Combo is a convincing choice for professionals in the market for a capable compact van. Making no compromises on functionality, the new all-electric variant also boasts the strengths of its combustion engine siblings combined with the ability to operate locally emissions-free in suburban as well as urban areas. Sales of the new Opel Combo and Combo Electric are scheduled to start by the end of this year.
 Snapdragon branded products are products of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries. Snapdragon is a trademark or registered trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated.
 Range values determined according to WLTP test procedure methodology (R (EC) No. 715/2007, R (EU) No. 2017/1151). The actual range can vary under everyday conditions and depends on various factors, in particular on personal driving style, route characteristics, outside temperature, use of heating and air conditioning and thermal preconditioning.