Vauxhall is awaiting FIA and MSA confirmation that its attempt to clinch a total of 12 World and six National Speed Endurance Records in a standard production Astra has been successful.
In a monumental 24 hours, Vauxhall’s two UK manufacturing plants both reached production milestones with the 250,000th Astra Sports Tourer rolling off the production line at Ellesmere Port and the Luton facility building its 900,000th Vivaro-type van.
Today, Vauxhall Motors launches its Astra ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful’ advertisement.
These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set to cause a stir when it receives its debut on September 30 at the Paris Motor Show.
The new Astra Sports Tourer will enter the UK market later this year priced at just £18,270, £445 less than the current entry-level Astra Estate, yet incorporating a long list of additional standard kit.
Vauxhall’s new Astra ecoFLEX is a perfect example of how engineers are putting their heads together and coming up with innovative ways of achieving ever better fuel consumption figures and lower CO2 emissions. You could, of course, go out and buy yourself a shiny new car, fitted with the latest eco measures, but there’s still plenty you can do to improve the miles that your existing car does to each gallon of fuel