Vauxhall has recently updated the Astra, its best-selling model. It has introduced a new range of engines and updated the image of this ever-popular family model.
Vauxhall has introduced a new 1.6-litre turbo engine; this new engine is available as a Sport Hatch, a 5-door and an Estate and comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. Giving 177bhp, it replaces the 2.0-litre 167bhp model and the 5-door achieves 0-62 in 7.8 seconds. This new model also manages to reduce CO2 emissions across the range of Sport Hatch, 5-door and Estate.
Auto Express has recently tested the new Vauxhall Astra 1.6T 180 SRi and commented ‘…one of its most impressive features is its power delivery. The strong low-down urge continues throughout the rev range, making for rapid progress and easy overtaking. It’s also commendably smooth, and quiet at motorway speeds.’
Vauxhall has also introduced an updated 1.6-litre Twinport petrol engine, which gives increased power from 105bhp to 115bhp.
There is not a great change in terms of looks – with new lights and a restyled front bumper being the main external changes and internally a choice of piano black or matt chrome trim. However, with the introduction of the new engine range, Vauxhall will undoubtedly continue selling many more Astras.
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