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Uk Built Vauxhall Vivaro Embarks on Transcontinental Expedition

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12,000 mile trip across two continents and 17 countries

Fundraiser for Help for Heroes with three former soldiers participating

All-new Vivaro available now priced from £17,995

LUTON, UK -- July 11, 2014: Vauxhall’s all-new British-built Vivaro embarked on a 12,000 mile road trip across Europe and Asia, starting out from the Luton factory where it is produced.

The expedition, a fundraiser for the charity Help for Heroes, will see three former soldiers and crew including a mechanic and a medic embark on the journey of a lifetime in three Vivaro vans.

The route from Europe’s most westerly road to Asia’s most easterly will take in two continents and 17 countries including the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia.

“This is the opportunity of a lifetime for the three former soldiers to take part in a memorable two-month journey to help them re-adjust to civilian life,” said Steve Bryant, Brand Manager, Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles. “It’s also the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that the all-new Vivaro is built to take it all.”

The trip is fully funded by Vauxhall and other participating equipment sponsors including Max Adventure, Craghoppers and Continental.

You can follow progress of the expedition at Siberia Challenge where you will find video footage, a Twitter feed and a tracker.

To donate please visit: Vivaro Siberia Challenge

The all-new Vivaro offers class-leading build quality and practicality with improved cargo dimensions and excellent payload capability. The enhanced cabin is designed for comfort and control with high levels of specification including modern infotainment with DAB radio.

On sale now, Vivaro list prices start from £17,995 excluding VAT – that's £450 less than the outgoing model.

Vauxhall is the UK’s number one manufacturer, building over 44,000 vans in the UK last year, all of which were produced at Luton. Building over treble that of its nearest competitor, it is a position Vauxhall has held for the last 12 years.