New Vauxhall Astra GTC Gets New Engine
The New Vauxhall Astra GTC is now available with a 1.6-litre direct injection engine that outputs 200hp – making it the most powerful non-VXR Astra ever.
The new four-cylinder Ecotec engine is the same that’s used in the convertible Vauxhall Cascada.
Vauxhall say the new engine is one of the most refined units in the segment, and also points at its improved performance and fuel economy figures over the previous 1.6-litre turbocharged motor.
The engine sends the Astra GTC to 60mph in 7.3 seconds, while returning 51.0mpg and emitting 154g/km CO2. It reaches a top speed of 143mph.
The company has incorporated a host of engineering measures to improve noise, vibration and harshness, including twin balancer shafts for much smoother running.
At the same time, Vauxhall has introduced its Intellilink infotainment system to the Astra GTC. The system costs from £855 and features a 7-inch touchscreen display providing access to satellite navigation, voice control and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity.
Orders for the new 200hp Vauxhall Astra GTC are now open, with deliveries expected in spring.
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