The new Vauxhall Astra is not only built in Britain but it’s also more than £2,000 cheaper than the outgoing model.
It’s set to hit our showrooms in October and will cost from £15,295 OTR.
Vauxhall is also promising that its best model will return an incredible 92 mpg while having emissions as low as 82g/km.
This particular variant is known as the ‘whisper diesel’ and has a 1.6 litre engine producing 110 PS.
In addition, the new Vauxhall Astra will also have a simplified range to choose from with fewer trims for buyers.
New efficient engines for the Vauxhall Astra
Among the highlights for those interested in the Vauxhall Astra is a new 1.0 litre three cylinder ecoFLEX model which costs from £15,995 OTR and will have CO2 emissions of 96g/km.
The range topper is a 1.6 litre Vauxhall Astra SRi with the engine producing 200 PS and this will cost from £20,435 OTR.
There’s also, as is usual with new Vauxhall models, an impressive level of standard equipment even on the entry models.
Equipment includes air con, LED running lights, 16 inch alloy wheels, six airbags, 7 inch colour touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, DAB and electric windows.
The next trim, the Tech Line, comes with satnav and an 8 inch colour touchscreen, voice recognition and a leather steering wheel, among other items.
Vauxhall Astra Tech Line price revealed
The Tech Line is £775 cheaper than the model it replaces and will cost from £15,995 OTR.
The Energy trim comes with 17 inch touchscreen, 10 spoke alloy wheels, heated leather steering wheel and front seats.
The SRi is nearly £1,000 cheaper than the model it replaces and it comes with a driving assistance pack, which includes a front camera system, 17 inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels, leather sports seats, front foglamps and a sports switch.
The top spec is the Elite and this comes with lots of kit including heated front and rear seats, electronic climate control, USB chargers for rear seat passengers and there’s also a very impressive satnav system in the Elite Nav.
The new Vauxhall Astra will impress and its entering a car keenly fought segment but the offering is, as usual, comprehensive from a carmaker determined to maintain its market share.