Astra featuring start/stop technology may appeal to car leasing customers

JonathanApril 13, 2011

The new Vauxhall Astra featuring start/stop technology has been hailed as a great model for driving around town due to the improvement in its fuel efficiency.

According to the automaker, motorists could see their car’s fuel efficiency improve by more than five mpg, when compared to a model without the system.

When driving on the urban cycle, this increases to 13 per cent, which could appeal to anyone looking for new car leasing deals who often has to cope with heavy traffic.

Meanwhile, for those with company car lease deals, there is another benefit to the new technology.

It has also reduced the auto’s CO2 emissions to 119 g/km, which means it now qualifies for the 13 per cent Benefit-in-Kind tax rate.

Vauxhall has stated that it intends to introduce the start/stop system to almost all of its models by spring 2012.

Earlier this month, J & R Naylor boosted its fleet by introducing more than 150 models from the automaker, the majority of which were Astra and Insignia cars.

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