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Styling, dynamic and powertrain changes for SUV - but the biggest change is its new sub-£20k price
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26 November 2010

Vauxhall has released first details on its facelifted Antara - and confirmed a price cut that takes the entry-level version beneath £20,000.

The styling changes on the SUV comprise a new front grille, complete with Vauxhall’s revised badge, new fog lights (with chrome bezels on SE models), new 19in alloy wheels, and modified tail-lights.

See the official pics of the Vauxhall Antara facelift

There are also changes to the Antara’s engine-line-up, with the addition of a 2.2-litre turbodiesel with either 161bhp or 181bhp. The lower-powered option is available with front-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, or four-wheel drive with either a manual or an automatic. The 181bhp unit comes with four-wheel drive only, and the same choice of transmissions.

Vauxhall claims the units offer improved fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions, although the firm has yet to release any figures.

The Antara’s chassis set-up has also been revised, with new spring and damper settings designed to improve on and off-road behaviour.

Read more on the recent changes to the Antara's sister car, the Chevrolet Captiva

Inside, the Antara gets a new centre console with more storage and revised materials. New features include a standard electric parking brake, Hill Assist and a gearshift indicator to improve fuel economy.

The most aggressive part of the revamp is probably the price; the 2.2-litre, front-drive Exclusiv entry-level model now starts at £19,995, almost £3000 less than the outgoing base variant. It also undercuts the Antara’s sister vehicle, the Chevrolet Captiva, whose 2.0 diesel models start at £20,595.

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thebaldgit 29 November 2010

Re: Vauxhall Antara facelift revealed

I am afraid they have made a bland looking car look ugly especially its front, which looks far too fussy.

Pauldalg 29 November 2010

Re: Vauxhall Antara facelift revealed

At least the naff "V" on the grille is gone. Now if they only just get rid of the plastic "chrome" chunks that they glue onto both ends of current Vauxhalls then they might be heading in the correct direction. PS - Along with the chrome chunks of Vauxhalls I also detest those black plastic rubbing strips that Peugeot glue onto their bumpers in random places, and they're disappearing too. Happy days!

jelly7961 28 November 2010

Re: Vauxhall Antara facelift revealed

julianphillips wrote:
The Koleos is HIDEOUS

Should that be was? It's gone now. What a shame. Not. And in any case this thing is a Daewoo not a Vauxhall

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