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Vauxhall flex some green car muscle

Vauxhall’ s ecoFLEX range make an appealing choice for any one looking for a new, green car, with more than 366 model variants to choose from with carbon dioxide emissions of less than 160g/km.

With Vauxhall’s huge range of low emissions models, there’s never been so much choice for customers wanting to go green.

Astra ecoFLEX
The Astra ecoFLEX’s 1.7CDTi 16v 110PS common rail turbo diesel engine is coupled to a 6-speed transmission and has a diesel particulate filter to reduce its emissions.

All models across the Astra ecoFLEX range emit just 119g/km CO2, meaning they fall within the lowest, 13 per cent diesel band for Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax. Cost efficiency is also improved, as the ecoFLEX models achieve fuel economy of 62.8mpg on the Combined cycle.

Corsa and Agila
The Corsa and Agila models are also available in the ecoFLEX range and again are in the lowest 13 per cent diesel band for BiK, with the Agila 1.0i 12v model falling into the lowest 10 per cent petrol tax band.

The Corsa SXi and Design models are now available with a 1.3CDTi 16v (75PS) engine (119g/km) supplementing the existing Life and Club ecoFLEX models, and the ecoFLEX badge will now feature on the Agila 1.3CDTi 16v diesel (120g/km) and 1.0i 12v petrol models (120g/km).

New Insignia ecoFLEX
Joining the ecoFLEX range in summer next year will be the new Insignia, European Car of the Year 2009. Retaining the performance of the standard 2.0CDTi model and producing the same 160PS, the Insignia will see a drop in emissions to less than 140g/km – down from 154g/km for the regular model.

The Insignia ecoFLEX will still be capable of 0-62mph in 9.5 seconds with an overboost function that increases torque from 350Nm to 380Nm for up to 15 seconds.

In addition, the Insignia’s drag coefficient has been reduced to just 0.26Cd and low rolling resistance tyres are fitted.

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Faye Sunderland

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