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Vauxhall confirms new corporate trim level

Date: 13 January 2012

Vauxhall has confirmed a new fleet-targeted trim level, as revealed by BusinessCar in November.

Called Tech Line, the "low P11D, high spec" trim will be offered on the Astra and Insignia, with the intention of it replacing SE as the default choice for the business car market.

Standard equipment includes satnav, Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, USB audio input and cruise control, with the upgrades worth £1370 in standard equipment on the Astra versus the SE trim, and £1420 against an SE Insignia.

Tech Line models are available across a range of engines in both hatchback and Sports Tourer body styles with one auto alternative included among each line-up. First deliveries are scheduled for around April.

As well as the extra kit, the lower P11D price means that versus the SE, Vauxhall is claiming the Tech Line trim reduces Class 1A National Insurance contributions by up to £247 per vehicle over four years on the 1.7-litre diesel Astra, while higher-rate tax drivers could save up to £728 on their benefit-in-kind contributions over the same period.

For the Insignia, Vauxhall is claiming a saving of up to £622 on NI contributions over four years compared with an equivalent SE model, with BIK reduction of £902 over four years for a 20% tax payer.

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