New low CO2 Astra revealed

The sixth generation Astra which is to be built in Britain will have a smaller range of engines that are more energy efficient than its past predecessors.

Currently, the Astra model will drop the 1.8 petrol engine and replace it with a 1.4 litre turbo that gives drivers the same amount of power but with 15% more torque and lower CO2 emissions.

The complete engine range will include three common rail diesels of 1.3, 1.7, and 2.0 alongside three units of 1.4, 1.6, and 1.6 turbo’s. The entire range of engines will have power outputs of between 85bhp to 180bhp and will all boost lower CO2 ratings than the equivalent past models in each range.

The aim of Astra is to reduce their overall fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by about 10% so that all of the vehicles meet the Euro 5 emissions standards.

Most of the new models will have six speed manual gearboxes and in the future an ecoFLEX option will be added onto the cars as well.

Pricing for the new line of Vauxhall Astras has not yet been released, but the upcoming auto show in Frankfurt is most likely when the details will be revealed.

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