New Vauxhall Antara: Sub-£20K SUV
Vauxhall has released a new Antara SUV priced under £20,000. It features two new diesel engines and six-speed manual and automatic transmissions. The 2.2 CDTi engines come in two specifications, 163PS entry-level developing 350Nm and offering 44.8mpg, and 184PS top-of-the-line, producing 400Nm and offering 42.8mpg. Peak performance is similar from both, at 9.9s 0-60 Vs 9.6s and 117mph top speed Vs 124mph, but you can expect more mid-range overtaking grunt from the 184PS model. The Antara also comes with "intelligent all-wheel-drive" combining the fuel saving advantages of FWD, with the traction gains of AWD. There's a fresh chassis set-up and design too, as well as trick features like Engine Drag Control, a yaw control system, Descent Control System and Hill Start Assist. Worth a look?