Redesigned from the ground up in 2015, the latest generation of Astra is vastly improved; it’s more refined, better to drive and more efficient. The latter is thanks to an extreme diet, shedding around 200kg compared to the previous generation car, along with Vauxhall’s 1.6-litre CDTi diesel engine and a perky sub-110g/km CO2 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol unit.
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Vauxhall’s all-new Astra has just been announced as one of seven nominees for the prestigious 2016 European Car of the Year award, which will be presented on the eve of the Geneva Motor Show on February 29 next year.
As we approach the darkest time of year in the UK, Vauxhall’s Brit-built Astra with IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights with adaptive, glare-free permanent high-beam lamps, could reduce your risk of an accident this winter.
The all-new Brit-built Astra has been awarded the maximum five stars by Euro NCAP in its latest safety ratings published today.
The new Astra is now on sale, with first cars arriving in Vauxhall showrooms this October after its global debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
To celebrate the launch of the all-new seventh generation Vauxhall Astra, workers at the Ellesmere Port manufacturing plant – home of the Astra for over 36 years – choreographed 128 new models to create the image of the Union Jack flag.
Vauxhall’s all-new Brit-built Astra will premiere at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on September 15th, 2015 at 09:00 at Stand D09 in Hall 8.0. Built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, the new Astra is up to 200kg lighter than the outgoing model and thanks to its clever design it is smaller on the outside and bigger inside.