Is your car your pride and joy, or are you ready for a change? Let us know and you could win a £300 John Lewis voucher | No thanks

Vauxhall launches smaller diesel engine

Vauxhall is set to launch a new Euro 6 compliant 1.6-litre CDTi Ecotec diesel, which will replace the 1.7-litre and certain lower-powered 2.0-litre power units in the range.

The new 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC features a closed-loop combustion control and an aluminium block and is the first diesel from its maker to comply with upcoming Euro 6 emissions requirements. Initially maximum power and torque have outstrip the old 1.7-litre engine to 136PS and 320Nm respectively, and fuel consumption is said to be 10 per cent better than comparable 2.0-litre diesels.

The new 1.6-litre diesel and its innovative engine control unit have been entirely developed in-house by a global team of engineers in Turin, Russelsheim and the USA. Beginning in spring, the 1.6 CDTI ECOTEC will be manufactured at the same 'flex plant', and will be completed rolled out across the Vauxhall range by 2016.

Vauxhall Diesel Engine (1)


Add a comment


Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £8,930.17

Total cost of credit £1,430.17


48 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

Borrowing £7,500 over 4 years with a representative APR of 25.4%, an annual interest rate of 25.4% (Fixed) and a deposit of £0.00, the amount payable would be £239.77 per month, with a total cost of credit of £4,008.96 and a total amount payable of £11,508.96.

CarFinance 247 Limited is acting as an independent credit broker

Universal Square, Devonshire Street North, Manchester, M12 6JH