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Introducing the Vauxhall Astra

Blazing a new trail for the ever-popular Vauxhall Astra nameplate, the latest generation of the brand’s family hatchback impresses in a number of different ways.

Not only is the Astra sporting revolutionary exterior styling, it’s also packing an interior unlike any Vauxhall hatchback before it, along with a number of useful gadgets and gismos.

On top of all this, there’s plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains available for the Astra. This is in addition to the more familiar – but no less excellent – petrol and diesel engines that you can select.

Design is where the Astra will appeal to the hearts of buyers, and practicality is where the heads will be convinced. The dramatically-styled exterior is set off initially by Vauxhall’s new ‘Vizor’ front grille, which is complemented by muscular rear haunches and a taut stance.

Having grown lengthways by 4mm and 51mm over the previous generation, the Astra also gains a 13mm longer wheelbase too, meaning extra room on the inside. The boot is more than decent at 422 litres in capacity; providing plenty of room for a pushchair or two and the weekly shop.

Vauxhall proudly boast that the AGR ergonomic seats fitted to the Astra are ‘the best that the compact class has to offer’, meaning that good posture and a relaxed, comfortable driving experience are guaranteed.

There’s also the sporty GSe sub-brand Astra model for those looking for something even sharper. Featuring bold, stand-out styling both inside and out, as well as a range of eye-catching design features, the Astra and Astra Sports Tourer GSe models turn heads with their bespoke aesthetics.

Interior and Technology

2022 Vauxhall Astra Interior

Technology is another area where the Astra has taken a massive step up. Climb inside the cabin and you’re greeted by Vauxhall’s Pure Panel fully digital cockpit, which was first seen in the Mokka.

This system comprises of two integrated 10-inch displays, one of which contains the infotainment and sat nav functionality, with the other presenting you with essential driver information such as your speed, rev counter and trip computer.

Safety is at the heart of everything Vauxhall do, and that means standard equipment levels are extremely high on the Astra. Available features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Intelli-drive (performs semi-automatic lane changes)
  • Long-range blind spot detection
  • Intelli-Lux Pixel headlights
  • Active lane positioning (keeps you in the middle of your lane automatically)

Economy and Performance

2022 Vauxhall Astra Top

From launch, there will be petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid variants of the Astra. An all-electric powertrain will also be launched in 2023. We’ve highlighted the available drivetrains below:

Petrol / Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

  • 1.2-litre producing 110bhp (up to 52.3mpg and between 123 to 125g/km CO2)
  • 1.2-litre producing 130bhp (up to 52.3mpg and between 122 to 127g/km CO2)
  • 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid producing 180bhp (up to 256.8mpg and between 24 to 31g/km CO2)
  • 1.6-litre plug-in hybrid producing 225bhp (up to 256.8mpg and between 24 to 31g/km CO2)

Diesel

  • 1.5-litre producing 130bhp (up to 64.3mpg and between 113 to 121g/km CO2)

Electric

  • 156bhp electric motor producing 199lb ft torque, paired with a 54kWh battery, reaching a top speed of 105mph and electric range of 258 miles

It’s worth noting that the regular petrol and diesel engines come as standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox. However, the diesel engine and 130bhp petrol variant are available with an 8-speed automatic transmission, which is standard on the hybrids.

Astra Design

Key features:

✓ Multimedia system – 10″ colour touchscreen

✓ 10″ digital instrument cluster

✓ AppleCar Play & Android Auto

✓ 16″ alloy wheels

✓ Keyless Start

✓ Single zone climate control with pollen filter

✓ Electrically operated front and rear windows

✓ Speed sign recognition

✓ 2 USB Connections

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