Vauxhall is trying to reinvigorate its oft-forgotten Antara SUV by giving the car a very mild facelift and a cheaper price tag.
The styling update is limited to a new grille and chrome-enhanced fog lights, but there is also a number of tweaks inside and underneath the big Vauxhall. However, the £2,835 saving on the entry level will be what catches the attention of most buyers.
The base CDTI model now dips under £20k and comes with a newly developed 161bhp 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine mated to a manual gearbox. As well as this addition (which also comes in a 182bhp guise) Vauxhall insists that the entire range of revised Euro-5 compliant engines now offer better fuel consumption and lower emissions.
The Antara is available in both two or four-wheel drive formats. All benefit from a re-worked chassis which has seen the manufacturer revise the spring and damper settings for better on and off-road dynamic performance.
Inside the car gets a revised centre console with extra storage and new materials. Vauxhall has also added a number of new features including an electric parking brake and a Hill Assist System.