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Vauxhall updates Astra 2.0 CDTi

Vauxhall updates Astra 2.0 CDTi

The new Vauxhall Astra represents a good balance of speed and fuel efficiency, the manufacturer has stated.

Capable of reaching 60mph in less than nine seconds, the Astra 2.0 CDTi Start/Stop Hatch also offers an impressive combined fuel consumption of 62.8mpg.

The figures represent improvements on its predecessor and could appeal to motorists who want a car that performs well but does not burn fuel too quickly.

On top of this, Vauxhall notes that the new Astra has achieved a drop in emissions, from 129g/km to 119g/km, while CleanTech Combustion technology cuts engine noise and achieves "exceptionally clean" combustion.

The firm commented: "Vauxhall's automatic Start/Stop system reduces the engine's time spent idling, and therefore the car's overall emissions and fuel consumption, especially during town driving."

It added that Start/Stop technology also includes a more robust starter motor and a high-performance battery with intelligent control.

Another popular model is the Vauxhall Insignia, which dominated overall D-segment sales in the UK in March, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800496197-ADNFCR