The new Vauxhall Astra Hatchback is the next-generation of the award-winning classic.
The Vauxhall Astra remains a benchmark in the compact car category. It's an icon with impressive style, performance and economy – one of the true all-rounders. The Astra combines sporty handling with premium features and advanced connectivity.
The quality materials and design touches of the Astra set a new standard within the compact car category. Its lightweight body ensures an agile and responsive drive.
You'll easily spot the 'eagle-eye' headlights, raked windscreen and smooth face that define the model. It feels subtly different to other hatchbacks, as the unobtrusive addition of coupé body lines lend it a more individual aura. The Adaptive Forward Lighting seamlessly combines with the front of the car, changing the light patterns automatically to suit the weather, time of day and location.
Entering the Astra's cabin is instantly relaxing, as soft upholstery fabrics, a wraparound dashboard and intuitive controls await. The quality of the finish is yet more evidence of the value for money you enjoy with a Vauxhall. Vibrant chrome highlights the logical, thoughtful position of all main dials, controls and switches to make driving simpler and enhance the sense of interior space. The car has a surprisingly high number of optional specification levels, to potentially bring you a seven-inch colour display, Bluetooth®, a multifunction trip computer and sports seats.
There are also plenty of engine choices when you decide on the Astra. Spanning from 1.3 litres up to 2.0 litres in capacity, the range enables drivers to pick out their desired balance of power and efficiency. The strongest engine outputs an awe-inspiring 400Nm of torque and 192bhp, and acceleration to 60mph never takes longer than 14 seconds. Your options are enhanced by a further choice of three fluid and efficient gearboxes. Naturally it's the diesel engines that produce the highest combined fuel economy at up to 76.3mpg, and the majority include start/stop and ecoFLEX technologies.
As expected from forward-thinking Vauxhall, the hatchback has easily earned Euro NCAP's five-star safety rating. You'll find anti-submarining ramps, full surrounding airbags, ESP-plus and ISOFIX child seat attachments on the standard specification list. Many of the most protective measures are the most subtle. To give just one example, the electric windows have sensors and reverse to prevent trapped fingers.