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Vauxhall reveals updated Astra and GTC diesel

Vauxhall reveals updated Astra and GTC diesel

Vauxhall is anticipating strong demand for its line-up of cars this summer after adding the new-look Astra and hot GTC diesel to its ranks.

The British-built Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer models have been given an updated look that is sure to attract a number of UK motoring enthusiasts.

Indeed, the GTC BiTurbo diesel is the most powerful non-VXR edition of the Astra Vauxhall has ever created and will therefore appeal to green drivers as well as those placing an emphasis on a car's driveability.

The Astra is the best-selling British built car and the Luton-based manufacturer believes that these latest additions will help to ensure that the crown remains on top of the model's head.

"Available to order now the refreshed design of the Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer 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," the carmaker explained.

"New front indicator lamps and a new design of fog lamp 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."

It comes shortly after Vauxhall announced a special media event for the launch of the new Astra VXR - the most powerful Astra ever built - in order to show off its speed credentials.

This is sure to put the Astra brand back at the forefront of UK driving and those unable to get behind the wheel of the VXR will be thrilled at the prospect of driving away in one of these two new models, which are competitively priced given their array of features.

Indeed, the Astra GTC 2.0 CDTi BiTurbo produces 195PS and 400Nm of torque, which pushes it from 0 to 60mph in just 7.8 seconds.

The car goes on to reach a top speed of 139mph and the BiTurbo engine still achieves a combined 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 139g/km.

Posted by Craig SalterADNFCR-3205-ID-801386278-ADNFCR