New Astra hatch and Sports Tourer unveiled today
Vauxhall has today lifted the wraps off the next Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer models to be built in Ellesmere Port this summer and go into showrooms in September without any increase in prices.
They are joined by the latest addition to the GTC range, the 195PS BiTurbo diesel model.
The revised styling by VP of Design Mark Adams gives the cars a more bold and aggressive appearance. Both body styles get a new front grille, with repositioned logo-bar in the upper section and a re-styled lower section too. 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.
The Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi BiTurbo, will become the most powerful non-VXR model in the range, producing 195PS and 400Nm of torque. And while the extra power and torque give it a healthy lift in performance with 0-60mph arriving in just 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 139mph, the BiTurbo still achieves 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.
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