Vauxhall Astra TwinTop
USER-CHOOSERS form an orderly queue here – Vauxhall’s excellent Astra range grows in April with the launch of the TwinTop, a folding metal roof convertible. Priced to undercut its rivals from a whisker under £17,000, the TwinTop will be available in 1.6, 1.8 and 2.0-litre turbo petrol guises and with the refined 150bhp CDTi turbodiesel. All versions have an electric roof, alloy wheels and a CD player.
ON sale in the next few weeks, the Commander is the latest offering from Jeep. It blends retro styling with a seven-seat interior, as well as the usual four-wheel drive hardware. Engine choices are a 3.0-litre CRD turbodiesel sourced from Mercedes-Benz or a 5.7-litre V8 petrol. Prices start at £27,490 for the Predator diesel and rise to £34,490 for the 5.7 V8 Limited, which comes with leather seats and climate control.