SLM Vauxhall advocates record-breaking Astra

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By LaurenBluck | Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:35

For motorists in Tunbridge

Wells looking for a new car that packs a powerful punch, SLM Vauxhall is on hand with a record-breaking



The local Vauxhall retailer on Dowding Way is inviting customers to give their consideration to

the manufacturer's stylish Astra, after the model flew full pelt into the World

and UK record books last month.


The model was acknowledged by motorsport's governing

bodies after its attempt to set or break 18 World and UK Speed Endurance

Records was confirmed as successful. This achievement showcases the vehicle's

exceptional reliability and places the model as an ideal choice for those who

appreciate a powerful performance.



In the autumn of last year, Vauxhall attempted two sets

of speed endurance records: 12 in the FIA's* 1600-2000cc forced-induction

diesel production car class, and a further six in the MSA's* 1500-2000cc

forced-induction diesel production car class.


The lead Astra 2.0 CDTi 165PS in the challenge covered a

total of over 3,000 miles in 24 hours, over 1,500 laps of a  tortuous banked circuit at an average of just

over 125mph, only stopping for fuel and a single, cautionary change of tyres.


All 18 records were achieved, with key records such as

the World 1-hour, 6-hour, and 12-hour broken conclusively, and the

long-standing UK 24-hour, which was smashed by 25mph.


Jonathan Tatlock, General Manager at SLM Vauxhall, comments: "This is a fantastic achievement displayed

by the Vauxhall Astra. We always knew it was an impressive model, but now we

have official proof!


"It offers qualities that many motorists are looking for:

exceptional reliability, a good performance and economy blend, and

long-distance comfort. As such, we would like to invite all those in the area

looking for a new car to stop by our dealership, book a test drive and discover

more about this record-breaking model from the Vauxhall line-up."


Innovatively affordable

To make taking to the road in a brand new Vauxhall Astra

even more appealing, customers at SLM Vauxhall

could take advantage of the manufacturer's innovative Flexible Finance scheme.


With up to five years' 0% APR Representative, no minimum

deposit and payment terms that can vary between 24 to 60 months, customers can

tailor their finance and drive away with monthly payments to suit their

individual budget. What's more, customers could also benefit from a Vauxhall

deposit contribution of up to £2,000. 


This means

that customers at the retailer could take to the wheel in an Astra 5-door

Excite 1.4i 16v VVT (100ps) for just £179 per month, over 60 months, with a

£4,915 customer deposit.


In addition, Vauxhall offers all customers peace of mind

long after their purchase, thanks to its industry-leading Lifetime Warranty. Available

to the first owner of all new Vauxhall cars, the warranty is valid for the

lifetime of the vehicle up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.


To find out more about the Vauxhall Astra or to book a

test drive, please visit the retailer at Dowding

Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3UY.

Alternatively, go online to

or call 01892 500 300.


*FIA – Fédération

Internationale de l'Automobile; MSA – Motor Sports Association



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