Prices for the new Antara now start from £19,995 for a 2.2 CDTi (163PS) Exclusiv front-wheel drive model, a saving of £2,835 on the outgoing base version.
The new Antara has an updated front grille and distinctive new Griffin logo, enhanced by fog lights finished with chrome bezels on SE models..
In addition, the revised Euro-5 compliant engine line-up offers increased performance as well as significantly reduced fuel consumption and emissions. The latest entry to the engine range is a newly-developed 2.2 CDTI turbodiesel, producing either 163PS or 184PS. The engine variants come with variable camshaft phasing, optimising torque and performance as well as reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
In normal driving, only the front wheels are driven, saving fuel, but in slippery conditions four-wheel drive is employed, switching drive to front and rear wheels for optimum traction. The new Antara’s cabin features a revised centre console with extra storage and new materials, in addition to improved instrument graphics and interior lighting. Vauxhall has improved safety and comfort features in the Antara including a standard electric parking brake, a Hill Assist System as well as a “shift-up” indicator that optimises fuel economy.
"At less than £20k, the new Antara is set to be highly competitive in today’s SUV market,” said Peter Hope, Vauxhall’s marketing director. “Its lower emissions, higher output diesel engines and refreshed design will offer renewed appeal to both retail and fleet customers.”