Vauxhall gearing up for Astra revamp
THE new Vauxhall Astra powered by engines from its new parent company PSA will be priced from £18,855 when it goes on sale later in the year.
That’s an increase of a few hundred pounds over the current model, and estate versions will cost from £20,355.
The car – which is slated to be built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port factory in Cheshire depending on the Brexit outcome – will be available with two petrol engines and a single diesel already used in Peugeot and Citroen models.
The seven-trim line-up will top out from £26,755 for Ultimate Nav specification models powered by a 1.2-litre petrol engine boosted to 145ps.
Diesels use a 1.5-litre engine developing either 105ps or 122ps, and will cost from £19,905.
A 1.4-litre petrol automatic
is also included in the range priced from £20,875.
The new Astra – which is a facelift of the current model launched in 2015 – comes with a fresh face with a revised grille and bumpers and the engines are said to reduce emissions by up to almost 20 per cent.
The most fuel-efficient powertrain in the new line-up is the 1.5-litre 105ps diesel which is rated at 64.2mpg with an emission figure of 95g/km.
All models will come with a colour touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity and air conditioning while the rangetopping Ultimate Nav versions have a premium sound system, wireless phone charging and Vauxhall’s LED Matrix headlights among their standard features.
The Vauxhall Astra is having a facelift