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Vauxhall’s changes for 2005

Vauxhall has announced changes for its 2005 range.

Vauxhall’s Agila will include ABS as standard equipment for the Expression – which now makes it standard across the entire range – and the addition of a new 1.2 Twinport litre petrol engine with a revised transmission.

The new 1.2 Twinport engine offers 79bhp with a top speed of 100mph and a 0-60 mph time of 12.2 seconds. Prices for this engine stay the same as those for the 1.2 engined model – Enjoy costing £7,995 and Design costing £8,450.

The Corsa will also include the new 1.2 Twinport engine, 79bhp - 0-60 mph in 11.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 109 mph.Prices for the new engine remain the same as those for the outgoing 1.2 litre choice.

Meriva also receives a new engine – the 1.4 litre Twinport petrol engine which debuted in the new Astra. This engine replaces the 1.6 8v engine choice currently available in Meriva and offers a faster 0-60 mph dash of 13 seconds.

Prices for the new 1.4 Twinport engine will be the same as for the 1.6 engine it replaces.

Biggest change for the Vectra is the introduction of a Life trim, which replaces the current LS trim. Prices remain the same for Life as for LS. Also new on Vectra is the addition of an all-new six-speed auto box for the 150bhp, 1.9 CDTi engine. This engine/transmission choice costs from £18,055 for the Vectra Energy to £24,225 for the Vectra estate Elite.

A further member of the Vectra family, Signum, is also treated to the six-speed auto option with the 150bhp 1.9 CDTi. This engine and transmission combination replaces the 2.2 DTi auto and costs from £21,845 for the Signum Elegance to £24,945 for the Elite.

A new model for the Vectra range is the SRi Navigation, which includes satellite navigation as standard and costs £500 more than the standard SRi – a saving of £900 over an SRi with optional sat nav.

New options for both Vectra and Signum include automatic lighting, IDS and rear seat audio.

The Zafira now comes with rake and reach adjustable steering as standard on Expression and Life for 2005 cars, while Life also receives a CDR500 CD radio player as standard.

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