Three brand new engines for Vauxhall 0

Vauxhall are set to add three brand new engines to their line-up. The main base of engines will receive a major revamp over the next 1 year period.


This will be done in order to enhance the amount of economy and performance. Their current line-up of engines are heavily considered outdated in terms of the technology that they offer in terms of offering substantial economy.

1.6 litre

One of the new engines will be a 1.6 litre turbo petrol. This will contain a direct injection functionality which in effect enhances the fuel efficiency. Start Stop technology will also be included which in effect help reduce total emissions by 13 per cent.


Four cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with Vauxhall’s ECOTEC engine will be made wholly available across plenty of Vauxhall’s models.

The first time that Vauxhall released a spark ignition engine was upon the Vauxhall Signum and the Vectra as well as the Zafira. It was a 2.2 litre which had the capability of producing 155 BHP. The current Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 litre turbo also contains direct injection technology.

The new 1.6 SIDI ECOTEC

The 1.6 litre SIDI ECOTEC has a great deal of acceleration. The maximum amount of torque available from the car is 300Nm. It’s peak power output is said to be around the 200 BHP mark which is an increase of 20 BHP from the engine that it replaces.

The new Vauxhall Astra VXR

The brand new Vauxhall Astra VXR will contain the same engine. It will be tuned and modified to produce a better performance with greater power. This will include a turbocharger and a custom cylinder head which will allow the vehicle to hit a tremendous 280 BHP with C02 emissions of 189g/km. Car production at the Szentgotthardt plant based in Hungary for the Vauxhall Astra VXR will start at the end of the year.

Duncan Aldred

Duncan Aldred, the Chairman and Managing Director of Vauxhall Motors said “The quality, reliability and driveability of our cars is improving at an unprecedented rate. Replacing core engine ranges with high-output, high efficiency units will enhance our cars’ appeal still further and reinforce our commitment to producing first-class products.”

All Vauxhall fans will be hoping the company are able to revive themselves following the addition of these new engines, hopefully securing the future of the Ellesmere factory.