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Vauxhall Astra updated

Vauxhall has refreshed the Astra family, with the 5 door hatchback and Sports Tourer being restyled, while a new model joins the GTC range.

Available to order now, with first deliveries in September, the refreshed design of the Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer feature a new front grille, with repositioned logo-bar in the upper section and a re-styled lower section. New front indicator lamps and a new design of fog lamp (where fitted) complete the front-end revisions. The rear of both models has also been refreshed, with new rear-panel styling complemented by a chrome lower moulding.

Also available to order from today is the Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi BiTurbo, which will become the most powerful non-VXR model in the range, producing 195PS and 400Nm of torque. This equates to a 0-60mph time of 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 139mph, while still managing a combined 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km. All BiTurbos receive Vauxhall's Start/Stop system as standard.

Uniquely in this class, the GTC uses a sequential turbocharging system, with the smaller turbo accelerating quickly at lower speeds to eliminate 'lag', providing 350Nm of torque from just 1500rpm. In the mid-range, both turbochargers work together providing maximum torque of 400Nm between 1750-2500rpm.

The Astra GTC BiTurbo enters the range at £23,925 - a premium of £995 over the GTC 2.0 CDTi 165PS model - but in addition to extra power and torque, receives bespoke 18-inch alloy wheels, Electronic Climate Control, 6mm lower ride-height, a new body-kit and 'Track' interior trim.

Vauxhall has also introduced a number of new options across the Astra range. Customers can now order the Driver Assistance Pack, which for £750 includes features like Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition and Following Distance Indicator.

Other new options for the Hatch and Sports Tourer only include a Rear View Camera Pack, Winter Pack (heated steering wheel and seats for £345) and LED daytime running lights (£145). Three new colours - Sculpture Bronze, Phantom Grey and Deep Sky - have also been introduced, while the Astra's standard DAB radio has been upgraded to a DMB (Digital Media Broadcast) system across the range.

As with all Vauxhall passenger cars, Lifetime Warranty is standard, up to a maximum 100,000 miles.

Posted on 15.06.2012
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