Superchips, the high performance ECU remapping specialist, can now make the rapid 280 PS Vauxhall Astra GTC VXR even hotter in a matter of minutes using the firm’s market-leading Bluefin handset.
Today, Vauxhall Motors launches its Astra ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ advertisement.
Hot on the heels of the GTC BiTurbo, Vauxhall is adding two more high performance diesels with 195PS and 400 Nm torque to its Astra range.
These are the first official pictures of the new-look Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer, along with the latest addition to the GTC range, the 195PS BiTurbo diesel model.
Vauxhall is using Rockingham motor racing circuit in Northamptonshire to launch its most powerful Astra to date, by holding a special motorsport event to demonstrate the car’s true potential.
Vauxhall has confirmed that production of its next-generation Astra compact car will be built at the company’s manufacturing plant at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
Vauxhall’s new Astra VXR will incorporate motorsport know-how in its transmission and deliver a class-leading 400Nm of torque, giving it a 0-60mph time of 5.9 seconds and robust mid-range performance when it arrives in the UK this July.
High demand for the Astra Sports Tourer helped Vauxhall Ellesmere Port to record line rates of 47 units per hour since July 2011.
Hot on the heels of the recently launched GTC, these are the first official pics of the new Astra VXR, which goes on sale next year and is set to become one of the most powerful cars in its class and the fastest production Astra in Vauxhall’s history.
Two of Vauxhall’s very latest models, the Zafira Tourer and the Astra GTC, have been awarded a maximum five-star rating by independent consumer organisation, Euro NCAP, for their exceptional safety and accident prevention performance.
Vauxhall is set to unveil two new cars at this year’s Frankfurt Show (September 15-25) in addition to the surprise debut of an experimental car that will emphasise the company’s passion for driver-focused vehicles.
Vauxhall’s mid-size coupe challenger caused a stir when it became available to order in June. With a starting price of just £18,495 and dramatic styling from a design team led by Brit, Mark Adams, the GTC is set to wow UK customers and rock the established front runners in its class – the Volkswagen Scirocco and the Renault Megane Coupe.
The 100,000th Astra Sports Tourer left the production line at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port Plant in Cheshire (UK) today.
Vauxhall has pulled out all the stops to make its latest Astra ecoFLEX one of the cleanest and most efficient compact cars in the UK, using technology like energy recuperation and adaptive aerodynamics to achieve combined fuel consumption of 76.3mpg and C02 emissions of just 99g/km.
The British-built Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.7 CDTi (125PS) SE ecoFLEX has scooped the Green Award at the prestigious Practical Caravan Towcar of the Year awards 2011.
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