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Vauxhall heralds ‘tax-busting’ Tech Line trim

Vauxhall's new Tech Line trim, available on Astra and Insignia, aims to offer company car drivers ‘exceptional’ levels of standard spec, combined with low P11D prices and attractive Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax charges.

The manufacturer says the Insignia Tech Line offers substantial BiK savings versus the comparable SE model. For example, the 2.0CDTi 16v (160PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop model saves £1,092 based on 40% BiK over three years. Similarly, it says the Astra Tech Line delivers ‘significant’ BiK savings.

User choosers will have little reason to dip in to the options list, says Vauxhall, with Tech Line models boasting sat nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, 17" alloy wheels, cruise control and a chrome-effect side window surround all as standard.

Customers can choose between either 5-door hatchback or sports tourer body styles on either model.

The array of standard equipment is matched by a variety of economical petrol and diesel engines. Astra Tech Line is available with the 1.7 (130PS) ecoFLEX start/stop diesel unit, one of the most economical in its sector, producing 99g/km of CO2.

This model, along with its 1.7 (110PS) sibling, qualifies for zero Vehicle Excise Duty and falls within the lowest 13% BiK diesel tax band. It also qualifies under the 110g/km threshold for 100% first year capital allowance and as it meets the Euro 5 standard for air quality it is exempt from London's Congestion Charge.

Insignia Tech Line is also available with a selection of engines, both petrol and diesel.

The 2.0 (160PS) ecoFLEX diesel emits 115g/km of CO2.

"Eye-catching features matched to exceptional P11D values make the new Tech Line Astra and Insignia models really stand out from the crowd," said James Taylor, fleet sales director.

"Low CO2 emissions and efficient ecoFLEX engines deliver substantial savings to both fleet decision makers and company car drivers alike."

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