Prices are much as before, so expect to pay somewhere in the £16,000 to £21,000 (ex VAT) for your Combo Cargo, which is very class-competitive. Lots of fresh technology's been delivered this time round, our favourite feature being the sensor-based load indicator that warns you if the van is overloaded. Once the engine is switched on, a white LED lights up if the weight exceeds 80% of the permitted payload. If the weight is above the limit, an orange signal with an exclamation mark lights up. Why has no one thought of this before?
Other innovations available include a Rear View Camera that acts as a "digital" rear view mirror, while a second camera in the passenger side door mirror ensures that the driver has an additional blind spot detection aid. Then there's the 'Flank Guard', a sensor-based system that supports the driver while turning at low speeds, providing a warning when there is a risk that the vehicle side will collide with an obstacle. Intelligrip, an electronic traction control system, is also available.
A plethora of driver assistance technology is available too, including Forward Collision Alert with pedestrian detection and Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Hill Descent Control, Intelligent Speed Adaptation, Automatic Cruise Control, Driver Drowsiness Alert and Speed Sign Recognition.