The end of 1.6 Turbo?

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Gradory
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The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by Gradory » Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 pm

It seems as if 1.6 Turbo petrol engine has been dropped from the range. You can no longer specify it on the official web site. This engine is not available in other countries either.


24/mk 7
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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by 24/mk 7 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:11 pm

Yes!!!! Anybody got 40 metres of bubble wrap this feckers goin in the lock-up for twenty years.......


JohnNorman
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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by JohnNorman » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:21 pm

Same for the bi-turbo diesel 1.6 160PS. Those were the only two models that had Watts link rear suspension and Acoustic Pack. 5 engines left in the configurator.


Pompeydave
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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by Pompeydave » Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Think ourselves lucky still 5 engines available , check out the corsa...1.4 only now.


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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by 24/mk 7 » Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am

So far am not impressed by what the new owners peugeot are doing or is it a natural progression route that vauxhall were going down anyway ?Will need to grab an up to date brochure to see the engine line up ,is the 1.5. Turbo petrol available in the astra from the New insignia?........


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Redfastback
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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by Redfastback » Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:31 am

Gradory wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 pm
It seems as if 1.6 Turbo petrol engine has been dropped from the range. You can no longer specify it on the official web site. This engine is not available in other countries either.
It was on the 1st January 2019 19.5 model year price list but gone on from the 12th February 2019 version, which lists the Griffin special edition.
2019 Pull Me Over Red Astra 1.6 Turbo Elite Nav - Shame it looks like a Griffin, apart from those twin tail pipes :D and the extra 50 horses.


Gradory
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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by Gradory » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:00 pm

Does PSA intent to make Vauxhall, Opel, Holden economy class brands like Skoda and Dacia?


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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by Tzrwesku » Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:29 pm

No one knows what PSA are going to do. Maybe they do same to Vaux/Opel than they made for Citroen (second or third,lower spec brand?)...


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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by astraowner » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:46 pm

JohnNorman wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:21 pm
Same for the bi-turbo diesel 1.6 160PS. Those were the only two models that had Watts link rear suspension and Acoustic Pack. 5 engines left in the configurator.
Havent they also dropped the 110PS diesel ?

In my country they only seem to have the 136PS version available.
2016 Astra K 110HP, Opel Eye camera, front and rear parking sensors, dual zone climate control and heated front seats, sight and light pack.


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Re: The end of 1.6 Turbo?

Post by JohnNorman » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:38 pm

The UK site still has the 110PS engine - https://www.vauxhall.co.uk/cars/astra/h ... price.html

https://www.vindobona.org/article/opel- ... -in-vienna: PSA CEO Carlos Tavares announced that he wants Opel to keep its German and Austrian brand identity and to embrace it, and that he would leverage Opel's pedigree of German engineering and Motorsport and use the company's heritage to reach markets and customers that may not consider a French car due to perceived reliability issues. If this is true, it makes sense to improve reliability by getting rid of the most powerful engines, as they probably put more stress on the car.

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/vauxhall/ ... -emissions: Car makers will have to meet average fleet CO2 emissions of 95g/km by 2021, a significant drop from the current average of 130g/km CO2. A quick wat to decrease average emissions is to discontinue the most polluting engines.

Are there any sales figures for the different Astra modifications? The 200 and 160 PS engines probably didn't sell in big numbers.


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