FG Barnes advocates record-breaking Astra
By LaurenBluck | Friday, February 21, 2014, 11:05
For motorists in Guildford
Vauxhall’s record-breaking Astra sets or breaks 18 World and UK Speed Endurance Records, making it the ideal choice for drivers who appreciate power, performance and reliability
looking for a new car that packs a powerful punch, FG Barnes is on hand with a record-breaking suggestion!
The local Vauxhall retailer on Woking Road is inviting customers to give their consideration to
the manufacturer's stylish Astra, after the model flew full pelt into the World
and UK record books last month.
The model was acknowledged by motorsport's governing
bodies after its attempt to set or break 18 World and UK Speed Endurance
Records was confirmed as successful. This achievement showcases the vehicle's
exceptional reliability and places the model as an ideal choice for those who
appreciate a powerful performance.
In the autumn of last year, Vauxhall attempted two sets
of speed endurance records: 12 in the FIA's* 1600-2000cc forced-induction
diesel production car class, and a further six in the MSA's* 1500-2000cc
forced-induction diesel production car class.
The lead Astra 2.0 CDTi 165PS in the challenge covered a
total of over 3,000 miles in 24 hours, over 1,500 laps of a tortuous banked circuit at an average of just
over 125mph, only stopping for fuel and a single, cautionary change of tyres.
All 18 records were achieved, with key records such as
the World 1-hour, 6-hour, and 12-hour broken conclusively, and the
long-standing UK 24-hour, which was smashed by 25mph.
Tony Reeves, Sales Manager at FG Barnes, comments: "This is a fantastic achievement displayed by
the Vauxhall Astra. We always knew it was an impressive model, but now we have
"It offers qualities that many motorists are looking for:
exceptional reliability, a good performance and economy blend, and
long-distance comfort. As such, we would like to invite all those in the area
looking for a new car to stop by our dealership, book a test drive and discover
more about this record-breaking model from the Vauxhall line-up."
To make taking to the road in a brand new Vauxhall Astra
even more appealing, customers at FG Barnes
could take advantage of the manufacturer's innovative Flexible Finance scheme.
With up to five years' 0% APR Representative, no minimum
deposit and payment terms that can vary between 24 to 60 months, customers can
tailor their finance and drive away with monthly payments to suit their
individual budget. What's more, customers could also benefit from a Vauxhall
deposit contribution of up to £2,000.
that customers at the retailer could take to the wheel in an Astra 5-door
Excite 1.4i 16v VVT (100ps) for just £179 per month, over 60 months, with a
£4,915 customer deposit.
In addition, Vauxhall offers all customers peace of mind
long after their purchase, thanks to its industry-leading Lifetime Warranty.
Available to the first owner of all new Vauxhall cars, the warranty is valid
for the lifetime of the vehicle up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.
To find out more about the Vauxhall Astra or to book a
test drive, please visit the retailer at Slyfield
Industrial Estate, Woking Road, Guildford,
1RT. Alternatively, go online to www.fg-barnes.co.uk
or call 01483 885 885.
*FIA – Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile; MSA –
Motor Sports Association