With both stability and capability in spades, it'll feel like the new Vauxhall Antara can take on any driving challenge. It's certainly got the guts and the equipment to handle rougher terrains, comfortably earning a place at the top of the off-roader segment.
The model's a distinct alternative in many ways, starting with the individual design. As a crossover, it blends strong SUV elements with more subtle, flowing curves to stunning effect. Navigate rugged ground smoothly thanks to the elevated ground clearance, underside protection and robust tyres. It's topped with contrasting metallic roof rails and stands tall on larger alloys with matching extended wheel arches.
You can expect a premium look and atmosphere on the inside – the cabin could easily be mistaken for that of a high-class saloon. At the top end of the specification levels, heated seats, dual-zone climate control and the Touch and Connect multimedia system are all included. On every single drive, you'll notice something new about the arrangement and marvel at the sheer attention to detail. The dashboard is both ergonomic and tactile for your benefit, with an integrated central armrest and carefully positioned controls.
To cement the vehicle's high performance, you can opt for a 2.0-litre or 2.4-litre engine and either front-wheel or advanced all-wheel drive. These powerful options guarantee you at least 230Nm of torque and 161bhp from the system you choose, as well as up to 44.1mpg combined fuel economy. The crossover can continue steadily upwards or downhill on gradients of as much as 12 degrees thanks to Descent Control and Hill Start – even while pulling up to two tonnes of braked weight.
As the Antara is built for the toughest driving situations and tasks, safety has been an even greater consideration than ever before. An anti-roll bar is built into the front suspension system, the reinforced passenger cell includes side impact protection, and every seat contains anti-submarining ramps. Should a collision occur, the surrounding airbags and energy-absorbing steering column quickly activate. Thoughtful inclusions for family security include the rear door child locks and ISOFIX seat attachments, giving the model even more all-round capability and appeal.
Visit one of our Lookers Vauxhall dealerships in Wirral, Chester, Liverpool, St Helens, Birmingham or Warrington to arrange a test drive in the new Vauxhall Antara today.