Astra GTC hits 200PS with new EcoTec engine

10-Jan-2014

Vauxhall Astra GTC

Astra GTC hits 200PS with new EcoTec engine

The Vauxhall Astra GTC is now available with a powerful new 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine.

 

First seen in the Cascada convertible and packing 200PS and 300Nm of torque, the all-new, four-cylinder unit allows the GTC to achieve a top speed of 143mph, and 0-60mph in 7.3 seconds, making it the fastest non-VXR model in the Astra range.

 

Peak power and torque are increased by up to 30 per cent over the previous 1.6-litre turbo model, yet fuel consumption of 51mpg combined and emissions of 154g/km have meant a 13 per cent improvement in efficiency.

 

The new engine brings sector-leading refinement to the Astra GTC range. It’s the only unit in its class to feature twin balancer shafts for smooth running, while a host of sound engineering measures have been made for low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

 

We’ve also introduced the innovative Intellilink infotainment system to the Astra GTC range. Priced from £855, it’s intuitive and user-friendly, and features satellite navigation, voice control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, picture viewer and Gracenote album art, all via its high-resolution 7-inch touchscreen display.

 

The Astra GTC with 1.6-litre direct-injection petrol engine is priced from just £20,995 on-the-road.