Opel has announced that its Combo commercial vehicle, on which CARmag.co.za reported when it was revealed in June, will arrive on South African shores as early as March 2019.

Built on the PSA group’s EMP2 platform (the same platform underpinning the Peugeot Partner and Citroën Berlingo), the Combo will be available to the South African market in both short and long guise. According to Opel, the shorter variant, with a length of 4 400 mm, will have a maximum utility space of 3 800 litres, while up to 4 440 litres will be available in the longer (4 750 mm) model. The Combo will be offered in two, five and seven-seaters. And buyers will be able to specify this model with one or two sliding doors.

Furthermore, the Rüsselsheim-based brand has fitted this model with an "overload indicator" to ensure its one-tonne loading capacity is not exceeded. And to ease parking, the Combo is equipped with "surround rear vision".

The German automaker has also introduced an all-wheel-drive derivative in this model range.

According to Opel, its new vans are developed “as part of a cross-business programme in which services were systematically tailored as closely as possible to fit its customers’ needs – with each Cargo model having “its own personality” while “offering similar levels of practicality”.

Author: Marius Boonzaier