Run-out Arctic Edition model gets a range of upgrades over the standard car
8 April 2010

Vauxhall has launched a limited-edition, run-out version of its Astra VXR, the Arctic Edition.

Each model comes with £1965 of extra equipment for a £720 price increase over the standard VXR, taking it to £23,595.

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Each Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic Edition comes in Olympic White piant, while black is used for the roof, front grille, mirror housings and boot trim. Also included are heated leather Recaro front seats, tinted glass and 19-inch alloys. A panoramic windscreen is a £920 option.

Power and performance are unchanged from the standard car’s, so the Arctic Edition’s 237bhp, 236lb ft 2.0-litre engine helps propel the car from 0-60mph in 6.2sec and reach a top speed of 152mph.

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Comments
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8 April 2010

I'm already seeing quite a few of the new Astras around. Why would anyone want to buy a car that's obsolete from day one???

15 April 2010

i thought that would be obvious because there is no sport hatch variant of the new model as yet doh! besides in some peoples eyes this cars lines look much better than the new ones

15 April 2010

[quote VX220EDDIE]

i thought that would be obvious because there is no sport hatch variant of the new model as yet doh! besides in some peoples eyes this cars lines look much better than the new ones

[/quote]Quite possibly but when Vauxhall do bring out a VXR based on the current model this Artic whatsit plummet in value, so hardly worth paying for it and wait for the new one to come out or buy something else that weighs a lot less.

15 April 2010

If they don't sell they could always stick a blue light on the roof and flog them to plod. That'll bring down 999 response times.

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