Time and tide wait for no man, and neither does in-car entertainment. With this in mind, Vauxhall, true to its promise of introducing innovative technology at the first opportunity, has launched an additional model into its new Astra range, the SXi Digital. The first car in its class to offer DAB digital radio as standard, it’s set to be a hit with buyers everywhere.
Boasting the impressive CDC40 infotainment system as standard fitment - which also incorporates a six-CD changer, seven-band graphic equaliser and seven-speaker system - Astra SXi Digital will appeal to those who feel that the hiss, crackle and buzz of standard radio is simply too much to bear.
Imagine the joy of The Hives without hiss, the bliss of Crowded House without crackle and the delight of Bizet without buzz. And it’s only possible with digital radio. Offering many new stations exclusive to DAB as well as old favourites from analogue radio – all in impeccable quality – DAB digital radio is the sound of the future. Even better, there’s no need to spend time tuning into a station, the listener simply chooses from a list on-screen and the job’s done.
Available with the 1.6 litre 16v engine only, Astra SXi Digital is also a dynamic car to drive, and, as befits a car with such an up to date infotainment system, it also has a stylish and modern design. It also offers buyers all the options available to those buying a standard SXi hatch.
Put simply, with a price tag of just £14,345 on-the-road, there’s just no reason not to choose digital and enjoy better sound, as well as stylish design and accessible driving excitement. Order books open 1 October this year.Published 5 September 2004