Vauxhall has shown a first glimpse of the all-new Astra – the first generation of the British brand’s compact car to be electrified. The central exterior design element is a further development of the Vauxhall Vizor first seen on the latest Mokka.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, said: “The All-New Astra will open an exciting new chapter in the 41-year history of our popular compact model. We are confident that the next generation Vauxhall Astra will make a powerful impression and attract new customers to the brand, especially now Astra will be electrified for the first time.”
The central exterior design element is a further development of the Vauxhall Vizor first seen on the All-New Mokka. The “face” of the brand stretches across the front, integrating technologies such as the ultra-slim IntelliLux LED headlamps which Vauxhall says will “once again bring cutting-edge innovation to the compact market segment”. At the rear, the Astra nameplate is centrally placed on the surface of the tailgate.
The next generation Pure Panel digital cockpit with fully glazed surfaces echoes the seamless integration of the Vauxhall Vizor with two widescreen displays delivering detoxed information in a horizontal driver-oriented format. Vauxhall says that physical controls are reduced to the core functions in the form of finely crafted keys.
Designed by a team led by British Design Vice-President Mark Adams, the next generation Astra will be available as a five-door hatchback and Sports Tourer estate, continuing Vauxhall’s ongoing product offensive and adding to the electrification of the brand’s entire product portfolio.
Detailed information on Vauxhall’s All-New Astra will follow in the coming months.