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19 Sep 2018

Presskit: Everyday Heroes in Top Form: The new Opel Combo Life and Combo

Presskit: Everyday Heroes in Top Form: The new Opel Combo Life and Combo

Opel at the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles: The new Combo generation

Complete Press Kit Combo

Complete Press Kit Combo Life


  • For top level of safety and comfort: Developed according to passenger car standards
  • For family and more: Combo Life with up to seven seats and two sliding doors
  • For trade and retail: Combo with space for two Euro pallets
  • For all purposes: Standard or XL version, multiple seating configurations, crew cab and more
  • For increased safety: Leading technologies and driver assistance systems
  • For low running costs: Both versions impress with utmost efficiency


Rüsselsheim/Hannover.  The 5th generation of the compact, multifunctional Opel Combo is currently celebrating its world premiere at the IAA Commercial Vehicles. Visitors will be able to see both the XL version of the Combo Life passenger car variant and the Combo commercial vehicle for the very first time. The completely practical, comfortable and above all innovative newcomers are available in numerous variants and both can be ordered as either a standard (4.40 metre) or an XL (4.75 metre) version. The family van is optionally available as a five or seven seater with ample space for up to 2,693 litres of luggage. The transporter (light commercial vehicle – LCV) is also available as a crew cab and with a roof hatch. It offers a load volume of up to 4.4m3, space for two Euro pallets and can carry a payload of up to 1,000 kg. This exceptional flexibility is enabled by the all-new architecture the Combo is based on and by sophisticated packaging.

Thanks to a new approach taken for its development, the new generation Combo offers an unrivalled wealth of innovative technologies and assistance systems in both the passenger car and the commercial vehicle versions. Opposed to the normal procedure, it was developed according to passenger car standards from the start – and not as a commercial vehicle to which features were added retrospectively to also appeal to families. This is why it comes with by far the highest level of technologies for comfort and safety in the segment. Therefore, professionals and workers using a commercial version of the Combo can benefit from almost exactly the same features, safety and comfort as families. Numerous driver assistance and safety systems ranging from Automatic Cruise Control to Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking[1], Driver Drowsiness Alert to Side Blind Spot Alert or the Head up display increase the safety for the family in the Combo Life as well as for occupants of the Combo. Furthermore, the adaptive IntelliGrip traction control system with five modes ensures that Combo owners can leave asphalted roads for leisure activities or easily access construction sites with a muddy, sandy or even snowy surface.

A further safety feature is available for the panel van variant. The optional Surround Rear Vision[2] greatly improves visibility of panel vans or of fully loaded vehicles. Furthermore, a second camera in the exterior door mirror on the passenger side ensures that the driver no longer needs to worry about the blind spot on this side of the vehicle. And, the new Combo can also be equipped with the new, sensor-based Flank Guard[3] system that helps prevent annoying and expensive bumps or scratches.

Outstanding comfort is also guaranteed in the LCV by the heated front seats (including the outer seat of the passenger bench) and the heated steering wheel. Elsewhere, the dual zone climate control ensures pleasant temperatures inside the vehicle on hot days. Combo Life and Combo drivers are fully connected thanks to the latest generation Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible infotainment systems with eight-inch colour touchscreen. Under the bonnet, customers can look to a range of turbocharged, efficient petrol and diesel engine. On the transmission side, the Combo and Combo Life are available with five or six-speed manual transmissions and – for the first time in the segment – with the optional eight-speed automatic. Opel is thus once again making leading technologies available to a broad audience in this segment.

The robust passenger car look is emphasised by the higher bonnet compared to other cars in the segment, Opel-typical design characteristics such as the wing-shaped LED Daytime Running Lights and the thick wheel-wells connected via the side sills.


[1] Works automatically above 5 km/h and below 85 km/h. From 0 to 30 km/h the deceleration metric to reduce the impact speed of the collision is 0.9g. From 30 to 85 km/h the system brakes to the speed by a maximum of 22 km/h. After this threshold, the driver needs to brake himself to reduce the speed even further.

[2] Expected to be available from 2019.

[3] Active at speeds below 10 km/h.


Further information about official fuel consumption, official specific CO2 emissions and consumption of electric energy can be found in the “guideline about fuel consumption, CO2 Emissions and electric energy consumption of new passenger cars” ('Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen') in German language, which is available free of charge at any point of sales and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Helmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern.



Martin Golka
Group Manager International Product Communications
Tel.: +49 6142/7–55 215
Mobile: +49 151 17 47 39 54

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