Vauxhall has supplied a housing association with a fleet of 290 new Combo Cargo and Vivaro vans for its operations.
The British car brand provided Clarion Response, part of Clarion Housing Group with a fleet of 290 new vans, according to the automaker. Clarion Response delivers repairs and maintenance to 90,000 Clarion Housing homes across the country.
The organization will use Combo Cargo and British-built Vivaro models as mobile workshops for maintenance engineers around the UK. Clarion Response will also welcome the all-new Vivaro in the coming months after awarding Vauxhall a deal for sole supply of vans for the next four years.
Clarion Response selected 237 Vivaro L2 H1 2900 Panel Vans, fitted with 1.6CDTi ecoTEC Euro 6 compliant engines, producing 125PS.The vans come with cruise control, rear parking sensors and selective door locking as standard, in addition to ab illuminated loading area from the entry-level Vivaro. Clarion Response has also received 34 standard variants of the Vivaro, in the form of L2 H2 2900 panel vans.
For circumstances where a smaller van is more suitable, Clarion Response now has 19 Combo Cargo L2 H1 2300 1.6 Turbo D vans in Sportive trim. These vans can carry a payload of up to 2,248 pounds, the automaker said.
The Combo Cargo and Vivaro vans were supplied to Clarion Response in collaboration with The Procurement Partnership, the Imperial Group dealer service, and SG Fleet, the fleet management company. All the vans were modified for use by Staffordshire-based Bri-Stor Systems. The vehicle conversion specialists adapted the Vauxhall fleet by adding a customized racking system with storage boxes, cabinets and tilt bins, designed to meet the requirements of Clarion engineers.