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2002 CHEVROLET ASTRO IS UNMATCHED BY COMPETITIONFor 2002, Chevrolet Astro continues to be unmatched in the minivan §egmènt in terms of cargo capacity, towing capability and comfortable eight-passenger seating.
'Astro's incomparable room and strength make it a natural for carrying kids' soccer teams or towing boats,' said Astro Brand Manager Dave Kanous. 'Four-wheel antilock brakes, a standard Vortec 4300 V6 and all-wheel drive keep Astro true to its claim as a dependable Chevy Truck.'
Astro comes standard wîth a Vortec 4300 V6 mated to a four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) The V6 engine provides 190 horsepower wîth 250 lb-ft of torque for easy passing and towing. Astro's gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) ranges from 3915 to 4593 pounds, and payload capacity goes from 1667 to 1764 pounds. The typical active Astro owner appreciates the vehicle's 5500-pound maximum trailer weight rating (5900 pounds for cargo van).
Refinements for 2002
Refinements to Astro for 2002 include smoother operation, more convenience and better aesthetics. Adding multi-port fuel injection to Astro's standard 4.3-liter V6 engine makes engine operation smoother and longer lasting. The need for an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system has been eliminated due to improvements in the catalytic converter's oxygen sensor and computer calibrations. A new synthetic rear axle lubricant reduces axle operating temperatures during towing and hauling for increased seal performance and axle bearing life.
Refinements have also been made to the popular Astro commercial cargo van. Remote keyless entry is available for 2002 on cargo vans wîth power door locks and windows, as well as a rear heater and gray cloth seats.
Popular equipment packages
Astro is available in standard LS trim, wîth LT trim and cargo van options. Standard features include AM/FM stereo wîth compact disc player, power door locks, windows and power mirrors, remote keyless entry, four-wheel antilock brakes, cruise control, and chrome-clad steel wheels.
The LT trim adds even more refinement to the standard Astro. The trim can include rear air conditioning and heat, special cloth seats, rear Dutch cargo doors wîth liftglass and rear-window defogger, and brushed 15-inch aluminum wheels.
Safety and security features
Whether on the job or wîth the family, Astro protects its passengers and cargo wîth extensive safety and security features: standard driver and front passenger air bags, child security sliding door, battery rundown protection and PASSlock theft-deterrent system. A lockout provision prevents the driver door from locking if the key is inadvertently left in the ignition.
An optional all-wheel-drive system operates in rear-wheel drive until the system senses rear-wheel slippage; it then transfers torque to the front axle to help regain traction.
These features make Astro ideal for active, outdoor-oriented families or commercial applications that demand plenty of power and capacity.Source - Chevrolet
New For 2002• Multi-port fuel injection to 4.3-liter V6 engine (eliminating exhaust gas recirculation valve)
• Synthetic rear axle lubricant replaces mineral oil-based lubricant
• Remote keyless entry available on cargo vans wîth power door locks and windows
• Rear heater and gray cloth seats available on Astro cargo models
Source - Chevrolet
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