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Vauxhall Ampera now open for orders in the UK

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The order books are now open for the Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)
, and details of its UK specifications and pricing have been announced.

The first Amperas will arrive in showrooms on 1 May 2012. The car will be offered in three trim levels, with the entry model available to order from May.

Starting at £29,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) the entry model Ampera comes with standard features such as DAB radio, 7-inch touch-screen control monitor, cruise control and alloy wheels.

The Positiv model sits in the middle of the Ampera range at £32,250 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant), which adds a standard leather interior with heated front seats, front/rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

Topping the line-up will be the Electron, which comes as standard with a state-of-the-art infotainment unit comprising:

? Colour touch screen

? Satellite navigation system

? Bespoke Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system

? DVD video player

? 30GB hard-disc drive storage

? Voice-controlled navigation, telephone and music systems

The Electron costs £33,995 (inclusive of the £5,000 government plug-in car grant) and, like the Positiv, can be ordered immediately.

Vauxhall is keen to offer a high level of customer service and support to its owners. Backed by Vauxhall’s unique Lifetime Warranty and an 8-year 100,000 mile battery warranty, the majority of Ampera owners will have a specialist dealer within a one-hour drive of their home, as 23 specialist retailers have been confirmed in the UK.

Vauxhall says that Ampera dealers will be committed to a new level of personalised care. This new Ampera customer experience gives owners the benefit of two Ampera specialists – in both sales and aftersales – at each Ampera retailer, providing expert advice and attention on all aspects of the car. Ampera retailers will also offer a free collection and delivery service for all scheduled service, warranty and repair work.

There is also a service known as ‘MyAmpera’, which offers owners the telephone number and email address of their own personal Ampera agent, based at Vauxhall’s head office.

Vauxhall Lifetime Warranty provides first-owners of the Ampera with comprehensive cover for the car, less battery, during the lifetime of the vehicle, or 100,000 miles, whichever arrives first.

Vauxhall Ampera Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV)
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