Local Vauxhall retailer, Evans Halshaw, is providing people in Beverley with plenty of reasons to be cheerful this summer, after research commissioned by Vauxhall reveals that it’s the little things in life that make the biggest difference when it comes to putting Brits in a brilliant mood.
Topping the list of reasons to feel happy is enjoying a sunny day, with over two thirds of those in Yorkshire and the Humber enjoying raising a smile when the sun shines. This is followed by being with friends and family (46%) and receiving a hug (39%)*.
It also appears that going on holiday, finding free time and enjoying peace and quiet are the ‘little things’ most likely to generate summer cheer amongst people in the region. What’s more, it’s the things in life that cost nothing that make us the most content, such as receiving a compliment, going for a walk and appreciating nature.
And when it comes to spending time in the car, simple things such as having the radio on, enjoying the company you are with and being able to play CDs give journey-makers great reasons to smile.
In fact, the survey also identifies the little things that make the lives of drivers in Yorkshire and the Humber easier, with over half claiming that assistance features such as power steering and in-car technology like sat navs and mp3 sockets help them enjoy an effortless life on the road.
Astra: A reason to be cheerful
The research coincides with the screening of Vauxhall’s new ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ TV campaign for the Astra; a vehicle which offers a spec guaranteed to generate a grin.
Aron Brown, Dealer Principal at Evans Halshaw, comments: “The research indicates that it really is the little things in life that make people in Yorkshire and the Humber cheerful. Similarly, it’s the little features of the Astra’s spec that can make an immense difference to drivers and passengers, enabling them to enjoy effortless, happy and comfortable journeys.”
The Astra offers a truly driver-focused interior and offers a premium, quality feel alongside great ride and handling. A dynamic, striking exterior design is combined with high-level spec as standard, helping to make drivers’ lives easier and every ride enjoyable.
Cheer-inducing design and engineering details include folding rear seats for easy storage, daytime running lights and a raft of other safety measures such as 6 airbags and a reinforced passenger safety cell to give drivers complete peace of mind.
Meanwhile, for those whose journeys are made more cheerful with music, the Astra comes with a CD/MP3 CD player, stereo radio and aux in socket as standard, whilst air conditioning offers an ideal solution for summer days.
And to make life easier, electrically adjusted and heated door mirrors, electric front windows, remote control central locking and a height-adjustable driver’s seat are just a few little things that will help to make big differences to every drive.
For those who find cheer in making choices, the model is available in eleven trims, from Expression to Elite, and comes in three body styles: 5-door hatchback, Sports Tourer and GTC.
Plus, for those who find pleasure in power and performance, the Astra also boasts a broad range of engines that provide a balance between lively performance and fuel efficiency, including ecoFLEX models, which produce as little as 99g/km of CO2.
The Astra is priced from £12,995 on the road and can be ordered from Evans Halshaw now. To make purchasing the model even easier, customers have the option to drive it away at a monthly payment to suit their budget, thanks to Vauxhall’s innovative zero per cent APR Flexible Finance scheme.
With zero per cent APR Representative, no minimum deposit and a payment term varying between 24 to 60 months, Flexible Finance makes it easy for motorists to buy their chosen vehicle at a cost that suits them.
And like all new Vauxhall cars, Astra comes with a warranty which could now last a lifetime, so customers can be confident that they are getting the best possible aftercare and service, too. Available to the first owner of all new Vauxhall cars, the warranty is valid for the lifetime of the vehicle up to a maximum of 100,000 miles.
Aron Brown concludes: “We’d like to invite motorists to our showroom to explore the Astra and discover how this model can give them a reason to be cheerful throughout every journey!”
To find out more about the Vauxhall Astra or to book a test drive, please contact Evans Halshaw at Swinemoor Lane, Beverley, HU17 0LJ. Alternatively, call 01482 862 801 or go online to www.evanshalshaw.com/vauxhall.