The Astra Tech Line range comes with extra-special benefits for Company Car Drivers and Fleet Decision Makers.
Available across hatchback and Sports Tourer body styles, cars come packed with every piece of equipment that fleet drivers could wish for, without making them dip into the options list – this makes the range popular with Company Car Drivers and Fleet Decision Makers, as it keeps down P11D values.
These values start at just £16,415 and the incredibly high standard specification includes satellite navigation with 7-inch colour monitor, air conditioning, 17-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels, DAB digital radio, cruise control and mobile phone system with Bluetooth®.
This impressive offering matched with low-emission engines, makes Astra Tech Line the definitive choice for businesses. Says James Taylor, Fleet Sales Director at Vauxhall, “Eye-catching features matched to exceptional P11D values make the new Astra Tech Line models really stand out from the crowd. Low CO2 emissions and efficient ecoFLEX engines deliver substantial savings to both Fleet Decision Makers and Company Car Drivers alike.”
Savings over four years
The comprehensive additions to standard specification are contrasted by some substantial reductions to costs.
The low-emission, tax-efficient ecoFLEX engines deliver significant cost savings over four years. For example, these are the potential savings to be made with the Astra 130PS Tech Line when compared to the equivalent Ford Focus Zetec:
While Tech Line is generous on equipment, economy is central to its appeal. The 1.7CDTi 16v (130PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop diesel model is one of the ‘cleanest’ in its sector, producing emissions of just 99g/km of CO2.
This model also qualifies for £0 Vehicle Excise Duty4, puts it in the 13% BiK diesel tax band5, and allows it to benefit from 100% first year Writing Down Allowance5. And, as an added bonus, it is exempt from the London Congestion Charge6.
In addition to this sub-100g/km model, there’s a wide choice of petrol and diesel engines available in the Astra Tech Line range, to suit all business needs – from the diesel 1.3CDTi 16v to the 2.0CDTi 16v auto and the petrol 1.4i 16v VVT to the 1.6i 16v VVT auto.
Whichever model you opt for, high spec and low P11D are a given.
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* = Excludes fuel and lubricants; congestion charges; parking and speeding fines and the £250 insurance excess (if applicable).
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Astra Tech Line models from £16,470 on-the-road (P11D from £16,415).
Astra Tech Line savings quoted are based on comparison of Astra hatchback Tech Line 1.7CDTi 16v (130PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop versus Ford Focus hatchback Zetec 2.0 TDCi (140PS) for 80,000 miles over 48 months, with no free fuel allowance.
The Ford returns 56.5mpg, the Vauxhall 76.3mpg (Combined cycle).
Diesel fuel costed at £1.45/litre.
Information source: www.vauxhallfleet.co.uk/toolbox (1 June 2012).
General Motors UK Limited does not offer tax advice and recommends that all Company Car Drivers consult their own accountant with regards to their particular tax position.
1 = Whole Life Costs: Ford £37,316.72, Vauxhall £34,367.15 – a saving of £2,949.57.
2 = Benefit-in-Kind (20% tax payer): Ford £3,276.84, Vauxhall £2,337.58 – a saving of £939.26.
3 = Fuel costs: Ford £9,333.60, Vauxhall £6,911.52 – a saving of £2,422.08.
4 = Tax year 2012-13. First year and standard rate.
5 = Tax year 2012-13.
6 = On payment of £10 annual registration fee. Correct at time of publication and based on paying full price charge (April 2012).