Face-lifted Vauxhall Antara from 19,995

* New-look Antara 4x4 on sale next month * Two- and four-wheel-drive models * Updated looks; new 2.2-litre diesel engine...

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What Car? Staff
26 November 2010

Face-lifted Vauxhall Antara from 19,995

A face-lifted version of Vauxhalls Antara 4x4 goes on sale next month, with prices starting at 3000 less than the outgoing model.

The most obvious change to the car is its new nose, with an updated front grille that incorporates the new Vauxhall logo. There are new rear lights as well, while SE models get chromed front lights and 19-inch alloy wheels.

The interior has a redesigned centre console, with extra storage, new materials and improved graphics. The chassis, too, has been reworked to improve how the car drives on- and off-road.

Also new is a Euro V-compliant 2.2-litre diesel engine, available with either 161bhp or 181bhp. The higher-powered version comes with four-wheel-drive only, but with the choice of manual or automatic gearboxes.

The 161bhp unit is available with two- or four-wheel drive, but two-wheel-drive versions come with a manual transmission only.

Economy and emissions figures are yet to be confirmed, but Vauxhall has said that they will be better than the 37.2mpg and 198g/km of the current car.

Prices (including VAT at 20%) start at 19,995 for the front-wheel drive 2.2 CDTi (161bhp) Exclusiv, a saving of almost 3000 on the price of the base (four-wheel drive) version in the outgoing range. Find out how you can beat the VAT rise and pay just 17.5% here.

The cheapest four-wheel-drive model costs 22,345 (still cheaper than the outgoing entry-level model), while the range tops out at the 181bhp 2.2CDTi AWD with SE Nav trim and an automatic gearbox, at 28,595.