Vauxhall’s latest Astra 105ps 1.5D with its all-new powertrain was already 21 per cent more C02-efficient than the model that went before, but now new preliminary data shows further improvements to its emissions values.
All new diesel Astras now produce lower C02 emissions than originally quoted with the 1.5D (105PS) engine with a 6-speed manual gearbox dropping to just 90g/km and as a result of the improvement, the car drops an emissions band from earlier, while the Whole Life Cost dips by £113 and the BiK decreases by £163.
The VW Polo is the world’s best selling small car so far this year.
Although losing ground to rivals, it’s still way ahead of the next favourite, the Toyota Yaris and the Renault Clio is third.
As Brits head back-to-school and back-to-work today after their summer holidays, breakdown cover provider Green Flag is urging drivers to check their vehicles and plan carefully before making their journeys, with thousands of breakdowns predicted.
It estimates around 21,930 breakdowns and 41,655 calls on UK roads tuesday and this equates to 15 breakdowns per minute.
The VW fuel scandal rumbles on with US lawyers seeking $26 Million from the car maker.
They are representing about 98,000 VW US owners whose cars overstated fuel efficiency, they allege in court papers filed last week.
Paris is testing noise cameras.
They target suspect motorcycles, measure decibels and then automatically issue FPN.