7 April 2010
Vauxhall Astra (2009 - 2015)

Vauxhall Astra (2009 - 2015)

Vauxhall forecasts arctic editions in UK this spring

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7 April 2010 | British Summertime may have begun, but Vauxhall's latest addition to the VXR range still looks cooler than last week's snowstorms. Priced at £23, 595 on the road (£720 more than the standard Astra VXR) each of the 500 Arctic Editions are painted in Olympic White with a contrasting black painted roof, mirror covers, front V-grille and tailgate trim.

Each Arctic Edition also gets £1965 worth of options included in its price. Heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glass and Black 19-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels all now form part of the Astra VXR Arctic Edition's armoury.

Vauxhall Astra (2009 - 2015)

And for the first time on a VXR product, customers can also specify their Arctic Edition with the Panoramic Windscreen, a £920 option that offers a window on the world that extends back over the front seats with heat-absorbing glass. And if the skies are grim, a full-length shading system with pull-out sunblinds is also included.

With 240 PS of power and 320 Nm of torque between 2400 and 5000 rpm, it'll hit a top speed of 152 mph, with 60 mph arriving from standstill in 6.2 seconds. Lowered and uprated VXR sports suspension, ultra-low profile 235/35 x 19 tyres and 321mm front ventilated brakes discs complete the Arctic Edition's dynamic package.

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