Vauxhall Antara (2007–2015)
Vauxhall Antara launched
Prices start at £19,850. Diesel offers up to 37.7mpg. Standard ESP, Intelligent Four-Wheel Drive, a Descent Control System, air conditioning, remote control ultrasonic alarm, front fog lights, silver-coloured roof rails, 17-inch alloys and a CD with MP3 compatibility and steering wheel-mounted audio controls. Antara S, additional standard equipment includes 18-inch alloys, climate control, heated front seats, cruise control, Automatic Lighting Control, rain-sensitive windscreen wipers, heat-reflective windscreen, self levelling suspension and chrome detailing onthe door handles and exhaust tailpipe.
Top model Antara SE has DVD sat-nav, six-disc CD changer with MP3 capability, a built-in Bluetooth phone kit, xenon headlamps, leather seat facings, electro-chromatic anti-dazzle rear-view mirror and electrically foldable door mirrors, front and rear parking distance sensors and an on-board tyre pressure monitoring system. Optional Flex-Fix integrated bike carrier that slides under car when not in use priced at £475. 2.0CDTi 198g/km of CO2. 2.4-litre, four-cylinder petrol engine and manual gearbox or a 2.0-litre CDTi 16v diesel with a manual or five-speed automatic gearbox. The Antara S and SE are available with the 2.0-litre CDTi engine with a manual or auto ‘box.
Antara receives its first facelift
Vauxhall's Antara SUV gets a fresh new look inside and out when it goes on sale in December 2010, along with entry-level pricing which now starts at under £20k - nearly £3,000 less than the outgoing model.
Prices for the new Antara now start from £19,995 for a 2,231cc 2.2 CDTi (163PS) Exclusiv front-wheel drive model, a saving of £2,835 on the outgoing base version. The new Antara is immediately recognisable by its updated front grille and distinctive new Griffin logo, enhanced by fog lights finished with chrome bezels on SE models. New 19-inch alloy wheels (standard on SE) give the Antara a more aggressive look, while modified rear lights give the back of the vehicle a more robust appearance.
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.
The 163PS variant is available in front-wheel drive with a six-speed manual transmission only or all-wheel drive mated to either a manual or six-speed auto gearbox. The 184PS also offers a choice of manual or automatic transmissions, and comes with all-wheel drive as standard. All transmissions have been revised to improve efficiency.
A re-worked chassis with revised spring and damper settings enhances the new Antara's dynamics both on- and off-road, while the car's clever adaptive four-wheel drive system switches automatically between two- and four-wheel drive as conditions demand. 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.