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Voyager MPV Purchases 50 Vauxhall Vivaro Combis for Taxi Conversion

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(from left to right) Pete Vickers from Vauxhall and Vin O’Leary from Voyager

(from left to right) Pete Vickers from Vauxhall and Vin O’Leary from Voyager

Vauxhall has a loyal customer in UK-based specialist vehicle converter Voyager Multi-Purpose Vehicles, who last month added 50 new Vauxhall Vivaro Combi vans to its fleet. The Combis will ultimately be converted into wheelchair-accessible taxis, chosen for the task due to their cargo and passenger utility, versatility, and functionality.

“Our dedicated team at Voyager MPV are looking forward to working in partnership with Vauxhall,” said Voyager’s Vin O’Leary. “We have built an all-new nine-seat wheelchair accessible taxi, approved to EC whole vehicle type approval, with innovative technology and design, ensuring the Vauxhall Vivaro VX8 Taxi will remain at the forefront of the taxi market for years to come. Building on the Luton-built Combi, ensures that we can offer a product into the taxi/private hire trade that is truly Built in Britain.”

“We have been working with the team at Voyager for a while now, and they certainly appreciate the value and versatility of the Vivaro Combi,” added Richard Collier, Vauxhall’s National Commercial Vehicle and B2B Sales Manager. “It’s always interesting to see what our customers do with our product, and it looks like Voyager have done a great job with these Luton-built Combis.”

The 50 Vivaro Combis purchased by Voyager MPV are all bespoke in such a way that the conversion into taxis will be as seamless as possible.

The Vivaro Combi, built at Vauxhall’s Luton manufacturing plant, is the only commercial van built in the UK. Approximately 52% of all Vivaros built in the UK are exported to 27 different European markets.