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2010 Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX


Vauxhall revealed the new Astra ecoFLEX, the most fuel efficient model in Astra range. The model will go on sale this April at a price of £17,920.

The Astra ecoFLEX is powered by a 1.3 CDTi 95PS diesel engine mated to a five-speed transmission with new ratios to optimise economy. The result is a combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg and a CO2 emission of just 109g/km.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

With C02 emissions of just 109g/km and combined fuel consumption of 67.3mpg, the new Astra ecoFLEX brings even greater efficiency to Vauxhall’s recently launched compact hatch range, which had already seen a 13.3 per cent average improvement over the previous model.

A raft of mechanical and aero improvements have resulted in the latest Astra ecoFLEX achieving a 12.1 per cent improvement in emissions over the 1.7 CDTi model, currently the new range’s most efficient model. Better still, the ecoFLEX’s added tax benefits – VED down to £35.00, and BIK down to 13 per cent – take effect from the new tax year in April, when the car will hit UK showrooms with a starting price of £17,920.

Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX

The Astra ecoFLEX will be the first in range to get the ultra-economical 1.3 CDTi 95PS diesel engine, which has recently been seen in the revised and improved Corsa. Mated to a five-speed transmission with new ratios to optimise economy, the engine features a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and re-programmed engine control settings.

To improve airflow around the ecoFLEX, an active aero shutter has been fitted, which opens to allow air past the engine at low vehicle speeds, and then automatically closes at higher speeds to smooth airflow at the front of the car. This system is complemented by re-tuned aerodynamics on the underside of the car, and to help drivers exploit the car’s full eco credentials, a gear change-up light is standard on all ecoFLEXs.

True to its driver focus, this will be the first five-door ecoFLEX-badged Vauxhall to be available in SRi trim, allowing drivers to opt for a sporty look, but without the higher taxation that usually brings. S, Exclusiv and SE trims are also available, all of which benefit from the same environmental and tax advantages, which also includes a 100 per cent first year Writing Down Allowance for business fleets.



13 comments:

It looks like it was an ordinary car at all. The detailing on the exterior was plain. I wonder if they want to improve this car. The carbon dioxide emissions was low and that was fascinating.

it’s an absolute cool car that it’s the most efficient car in Astro line-up. The totality looks cool and I want some pictures of the interior.

It is a good thing that a car can be economical just like this Vauxhall Astra ecoFLEX. This takes styling to a new level with its dynamic, spacious and versatile style.

The interior touch of this Astra ecoFLEX seems to bore, but I must say that I’m impressed with the looks of this car, so classy on its style and design but I really don’t like the fact that it is one of the ’unreliable’ cars today.

It looks like a hybrid vehicle on its platform and detailing. Anyway, I must say that I truly admire it on its decent and exclusive appearance. I just only wonder if what’s the engine specification of it?

In spite of having only a simple detailing, I must say that I’m still impressed on this one, for the fact that it is so reliable on the road and very practical to use in everyday transportation.

ecoFLEX? It means that it is a hybrid right? Anyway, I love the simplicity that this Astra had, the platform seems so ordinary but it is very appealing to me. I want to see this on a road but well I must say that I am also not a fan of hybrid cars.

Is it a hybrid concept? Well, if it is, sorry to say but it didn’t really looks like a hybrid one but I must say that I like its glossy exterior, seems so classy on it.

Well, with the growing popularity of hybrid cars I don’t think that the Vauxhall production car is the best option!

Due to bad effect of fuel crisis, I think car that offers fuel economy would be a best choice. However, as buyer is not enough that a car is affordable but as well as it has a good look.

Even the not so popular labels have an eco friendly cars well I think to all of your concept this one is the most coolest.

Well, nothing to be excited about actually. I mean for more than 17 thousand quid with a weak engine and not that cool design, I’d rather go for a Prius.

$32K verses say $25K for the fiesta eco,no wonder its not coming in. there was nothing wrong with the old astra 1.9td,even the auto used to get around 6lts/100kms(real world).they sold in the high twenty’s(on road)..

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