Vauxhall Corsavan Video Review
Having engineered their fourth generation Corsa supermini, Vauxhall has also brought us the latest version of that model’s small LCV derivative, the Vauxhall Corsavan. This one has a redesigned cabin, smarter styling and its supermini stablemates more efficient mechanicals and more dynamic handling. This all puts it in a formidable position if you’re looking for a small van but hate driving small vans. This one drives like a car but can still lug 0.92m3 and has a payload of up to 571kg.
Want to know the key thing that has changed the van market immeasurably for the better? The rise of the owner-operator. Time was when you just drove the van that your company provided you with. Yes, there would always be sales to a few self-employed tradespeople who would buy their own set of wheels, but by and large – and this is the critical point – those who chose and bought commercial vehicles were very rarely tasked with driving the things. That meant real lowest common denominator vehicles that were horrible to drive but, most importantly, cheap to buy and run.
These days you can have your cake and eat it too. Van manufacturers have realised they needed to up their respective games and nowhere has the competition become hotter than in the cityvan market. If you want the utility of a van but the driving manners of a car, the Vauxhall Corsavan needs to be one of your first ports of call.