Vauxhall Springs Into Action With The New Astra

Vauxhall’s hugely successful Astra range moves into its fifth generation next spring and the company has just unveiled the first pictures.

First on the market will be the five-door hatchback to be followed by the estate and a sporty three-door.

The dynamically styled car includes many new features, such as the AFL (Adaptive Forward Lighting) headlamp system, being offered for the first time in the Astra-size segment, and the adaptive suspension system IDSPlus (Interactive Driving System) with Continuous Damping Control (CDC).

ECO-Speedster - The Record Breaker

Vauxhall’s concept car the ECO-Speedster ran at full throttle for 24 hours last week, setting 17 new world records.

Using the brand new 1.3 CDTi diesel engine, which will make its debut in the Corsa in September, an average of 140.7 mph was reached returning a respectable 31.4 mpg and a maximum speed of 160.2 mph was achieved.

Summer Savings

These great offers at participating Vauxhall dealerships will continue up to the end of September.

As an example, the Corsa range now begins at £6,995 for the three-door 1.0 litre Club. The Active, Club and the SXi come with one year’s free insurance and what’s more, 0% finance over three years (with a 40 per cent deposit) is available on selected models in the Vauxhall range.

Health Check For Your Car

Owners of older Vauxhall models will also get a great deal this summer – a free while-you-wait Summer Health Check is available to ensure safe and trouble-free motoring over the school holidays. Owners of all Vauxhall models over three years old are eligible and no pre-arranged appointment is necessary

As Van Sales Increase, So Do The Savings!

Vauxhall van sales are up 50 per cent over the first half of last year, with yet more fantastic deals offered until 30 September.

Combo, Corsavan and Astravan are available with a three years’ 0% finance deal and just a 20 per cent deposit. Meanwhile, Vauxhall has also launched a series of extra-special deals on the Movano range with a catchy ‘Body of your Dreams’ slogan. For example, core body conversions on the Movano chassis cab and crew cab could save you up to £3,370.

Summer Holiday Motoring Made Safe

Motorists can now buy a comprehensive travel pack this summer from a UK Vauxhall dealer as part of the continued centenary celebrations. At the reduced price of £55, the pack includes a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, warning triangle and a spare bulb kit. A pack of exclusively designed playing cards also comes with the travel pack and pack tidily in a duffle bag.

Vauxhall dealers are also offering 10 per cent off a wide range of vehicle accessories throughout the summer, all backed by a 12-month warranty.

Ello, Ello, Ello, What’s All This Then?

Vauxhall is keeping its customers on the right side of the law, by launching a range of hands-free mobile phone kits.

The kits, designed to fit all major mobile phone brands, are EMC tested, making certain they meet all the legal requirements for hands-free calling in Europe and do not interfere with the car’s electronics.

Big Prizes For The Rotary Club

As part of its fundraising this year, Rotary International is giving away a Vauxhall Signum and a Corsa.

It is the largest fundraising activity for Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland this year and in partnership with Vauxhall Motors, aims to raise £100,000 over the next eight months.

Vauxhall dealerships have more information and tickets for the prize draw.


Published : 04/08/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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