Vauxhall adds 'whisper diesel' Astra to fleet lineup
The new Astra is the quietest model produced by Vauxhall
Vauxhall will unveil its new 'whisper diesel' engine Astra, which is the quietest and cleanest model the car maker has ever produced.
The super-quiet and smooth new generation 1.6-litre CDTi engine offers fuel consumption of up to 73.6mpg and carbon emissions of just 97g/km, which will reduce the road tax burden on fleet operators in the UK.
The new model will be introduced to businesses at the Fleet World Fleet Show at the Silverstone Circuit on April 9th.
This follows on from the debut of the 'whisper diesel' engine in an Astra model at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, where 110PS and 136PS versions were in attendance, in hatchback and sports tourer body types.
The engine is regarded as best-in-class in terms of noise and vibration generation due to the optimised components it is manufactured from and the improved efficiency of its combustion process and multiple injection.
Vauxhall's new 1.6-litre CDTi Astra is available to order now with first deliveries expected from April, with prices starting at £17,635 for the 1.6-litre CDTi 16v (110ps) ecoFLEX.
Posted by Craig Salter