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New Opel Combo offers range of diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines

The new Opel Combo generation has its World Premiere at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt; the range will be available either as a passenger car or panel van, and equipped with a choice of six different gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas engines ranging all the way from 66 kW/90 hp at the lower end to 99 kW/135 hp at the upper end of the scale.

New Opel Combo. Click to enlarge.

The new Combo is based on the Doblò model of the Opel’s cooperation partner Fiat. The Doblò won the “International Van of the Year 2011” and lays the foundations for Opel’s future growth in the commercial vehicle segment.

Customers can opt between a short wheelbase of 2.76 meters and a long one measuring 3.11 meters. The total length therefore varies between 4.39 and 4.74 meters respectively. In addition, there are two different roof options available at the point of sale: one roof is 1.85 meters high and the other is 2.10 meters. The versatile Combo can be delivered either as a multifunctional passenger car type in a five or seven seater version, or as a two-seater panel van with a closed or glazed body.

The short wheelbase Combo can take up to 3,800 liters of cargo, while its longer sister model can accommodate a volume of 4,600 liters, making it the Best in Class or leader of its own segment. The relatively low sill height of the loading area (54.5 cm), the large aperture width of the sliding door and high capacity for carrying goods for up to a ton give the Combo Best in Class status.

The panel van versions offers easy access to the loading area, thanks to one or two sliding doors which can be offered as options. The passenger car version comes with two sliding doors and a top-hinged tailgate. An asymmetrical double wing door is also available.



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