The current fourth-generation Opel Combo was introduced in 2018 and shares most of its components with the Citroën Berlingo, Peugeot Partner, Toyota ProAce City and, recently, the Fiat Doblo.
For 2024, the van is facelifted and based on the design language of Opel Vizor, which is already found in a whole range of models of the automaker.
The new face of the Opel Combo is characterized by slimmer headlights, for the first time in the utility version optionally available with LED Matrix technology with coverage of surrounding traffic. In keeping with Opel’s current styling language, the lights are mounted under the same panel that covers the radiator grille. The redesigned bumper also gets a linked intake, while the hood is now flush with the grille.
This is where the exterior update ends, the rest of the body is carried over from the pre-facelift version. Like all Stellantis models in the compact van segment, the Opel Combo is available in standard and long versions.
Inside, there’s a new 10-inch digital instrument cluster behind a redesigned steering wheel. It’s combined with a slimmer freestanding 10-inch infotainment touchscreen, though base trims have a smartphone dock instead.
The digital cockpit runs on Snapdragon Cockpit platforms from Qualcomm Technologies and supports the latest connectivity features. Safety has also been improved with a dual-camera system and up to 18 assistants are available, including optional adaptive cruise control.
The Combo can be had with two or three seats up front, while there is also a five-seat Crew Cab version aimed at professionals who want to transport more people. Depending on the body style, the van offers up to 4,400 liters of cargo space. In fully electric form, it has a payload of 780 kg and a towing capacity of 750 kg.
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The electric car is equipped with one electric motor with an output of 100 kW, 136 hp and a torque of 270 Nm, which receives energy from a 50 kWh battery. While these specifications are identical to its predecessor, the WLTP range has been increased to 320km thanks to the addition of a heat pump and changes to the regenerative braking system.
The offer also includes petrol and diesel versions with 1.2 PureTech and 1.5 BlueHDi power units. The gasoline will be available exclusively with a manual transmission, the diesel will also offer the option of an automatic transmission.
The launch of the facelifted Opel Combo and Combo Electric models is planned for the end of the year at unknown prices. Opel will soon launch a similarly facelifted Combo Life minivan. It is expected to mirror the specifications of the recently updated Peugeot e-Rifter and the upcoming Citroen e-Berlingo and Fiat e-Scudo.