The new Vauxhall Astra is a winner for a carmaker determined to deliver an excellent vehicle with great engines and lots of technology. It's also a great car to drive and a strong contender for the segment.
Depending on the model, the Vauxhall Astra is a lot lighter than the car it replaced which helps to boost economy and performance. As with all Vauxhall's, there is a wide engine line-up for the Astra including a 1.0litre turbo three-cylinder diesel unit, a basic 1.4 litre and a similar size engine which is turbocharged. Of the petrol engines, the 1.0 litre eco-Flex unit which produces 104 bhp and which is coupled to the automatic gearbox will return 67 mpg. Another impressive performer is the turbocharged 1.4 litre petrol unit with the 140 bhp output which will return 51 mpg while offering impressive levels of performance. Vauxhall have also added its ‘Whisper’ 1.6 litre diesel engine to the list - with the unit producing 109 bhp offering the best economy of an impressive 91 mpg and emissions of 82g/km.
The Vauxhall Astra has been a long-time favourite with UK drivers for very good reason and the new version will make it a popular family hatchback class choice. This is the seventh generation of the model and it is best in class for several aspects and really does give its rivals some serious competition. It's also a great car to drive, the suspension is soft and designed well for UK roads. There's no doubt that the Astra is also a good-looking stylish car and interior has also been greatly improved.
Drivers can enjoy the firm's touchscreen infotainment system which is set into the centre console. There's also a lot of space on board for everyone, even though the car is shorter than the one it replaces, and the boot is still a practical 370litres in size.
Standard equipment includes DAB radio, cruise control, electric windows, alloy wheels, colour touchscreen, LED running lights, Bluetooth phone connectivity and air con. Other models also come with larger alloy wheels, leather seats and satnav while the options list includes a driver's seat with a massaging function and dual zone climate control.
Essentially, the Vauxhall Astra makes for an excellent choice as a family hatchback with lots of practical ideas, some clever interior design too and it's also safe to drive.
Why not have a look at the Astra on the official Vauxhall UK company website and get the latest news about the Astra at The UK Vauxhall Owners' club. You may also like to see what they're saying about the Astra on the Top Gear website.
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