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  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Estate
Trans: Manual

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MPG

Combined - 63 mpg EC Extra Urban - 0 mpg EC Urban - 0.

Insurance Group

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

There wasn't much wrong with Vauxhall's seventh generation 'K'-series Astra that a few good engines wouldn't have sorted out. These have been added as part of the updates made here, delivering efficiency gains that might cause careful family hatchback buyers to see this car in a whole new light. The hatch and Sports Tourer variants on offer both get extra technology too. Think you know the Astra? Maybe it's time to take another look. Here, we try the 1.5 Turbo D version.

Background

According to Vauxhall, over a quarter of all British drivers have at some point either owned or driven an example of their Astra family hatch in the forty years this model line has been on sale. A pretty significant car for our market then - and it still is, hence the importance of the changes made to this seventh generation model, improvements the brand hopes will rejuvenate its appeal. We always recommended this design highly as an all-round driver's car and - if priced rightly - as a complete family hatchback package. Plus, for what it's worth, it's still made in this country - the only Vauxhall apart from the Vivaro van that now is - though it looks as if that might change in future. For the time being though, the Astra wears its British badge proudly and wants to convince you that the 3 million UK sales this model line's racked up since 1979 undergird a product with a depth of development that rivals can't match. It's certainly an under-rated car. But is it one you should consider buying? Let's find out at the wheel of the Turbo D diesel version.

Driving Experience

We'd forgotten how good the Astra is to drive; if you happen to be familiar with the original version of this 'K'-series seventh generation model, you might not have. Relatively light weight and a clever Watts linkage suspension system made the handling of that car beautifully balanced, something further enhanced by the dynamic improvements made to this revised model - revised spring and damper rates that improve the ride over poor surfaces and fresh calibration for the steering which improves body control at higher speeds. The lighter three cylinder engines now fitted here also help in this regard. Here, we opted to try the diesel, which is 1.5-litres in size and offers choice of either 105PS or, as in the case of the car we sampled, 122PS outputs. Choose the gutsier engine and you'll be offered the option of Vauxhall's first 9-speed auto gearbox, a torque converter unit that shifts smoothly but isn't especially eager to kick down. At which point you notice this diesel's rather vocal character - something also evident when the car's idling. Don't get us wrong; in refinement terms, it's a useful improvement over the old 1.6-litre CDTi unit and there are really no significant issues at cruising speeds, aided by this revised design's aerodynamic improvements. Overall though, rival diesels in this class still feel a little more hushed.

Design and Build

Mid-term facelifts are usually all style over substance. Here, it's the other way round - which is good, but ideally the Astra needed both if it was to reassert its position towards the head of the family hatchback segment. As before, there's a choice of two body styles, this five-door hatch or an alternative 'Sports Tourer' estate. You'd need to be a sales person or a fanatically loyal Astra owner to notice the visual changes made, which are only really evident at the front. The twin chrome lines that previously flanked the central brand badge on the grille have been replaced by a single silver strip here. At the wheel, as before, the characteristic fascia element is what Vauxhall refers to as a 'blade'-style panel that stretches right across a cabin that remains ergonomic, quite nicely finished and, on a plusher variant, relatively smart. Infotainment's taken care of by a centre-dash screen of either 7 or 8-inches in size. Go for the 'Multimedia Navi Pro' package that gets you this bigger monitor and you also get a further 8-inch screen to replace the two conventional analogue dials you'd otherwise view through the three-spoke steering wheel. In the back seat, it's actually a lot more spacious than the exterior dimensions and the outward styling lead you to expect. There's almost as much space for your knees as you'd find in a Skoda Octavia, the family hatch class leader in this regard. Out back, there's a 370-litre boot - or 540-litres in the Sports Tourer estate.

Market and Model

Vauxhall is keen to point out that list pricing hasn't changed much, despite the more sophisticated engine technology and higher levels of equipment. From the launch of this revised model, that meant figures kicking off from around £20,000 for the Turbo D models and rising to around £30,000 at the top of the range. If you want the Sports Tourer estate variant rather than the five-door hatch, then you'll need to budget for an extra premium of around £1,500. The core trim levels - base 'SE', 'Business Edition Nav' and 'SRi Nav' - apply both to the five-door hatch and to the Sports Tourer body style. This hatch also adds some extra spec level options - two for mid-range buyers (a straight 'SRi' version without navigation and a better equipped 'SRi VX Line' model); and two for the top of the range - the plush 'Elite Nav' spec and top luxurious 'Ultimate Nav' trim. Most models get Connected Navigation services with real-time traffic information, a set-up that uses online map updates to make the journey more relaxed, while the navigation display itself appears with redesigned symbols in a fresher, more modern look. The same applies to the instrument cluster, which features a redesigned digital speedometer. Optionally available is the E-Call emergency call function. If needed, help is just seconds away by pressing the red button. If the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed, the system automatically makes an emergency call.

Cost of Ownership

The 1.5-litre three cylinder diesel unit benefits from a particularly sophisticated emissions reductions system consisting of a passive oxidation catalyst, an AdBlue injector, an SCR catalyst and a Diesel Particulate Filter. For this test, we chose the 122PS version of this unit, which with manual transmission manages a WLTP-rated combined cycle fuel reading of up to 64.2mpg and 92g/km of NEDC-rated CO2 with either body style. Choose the 9-speed auto gearbox you can have with the diesel hatch variant and the figures fall quite a lot - right down to 56.5mpg and 109g/km. With the lower-powered 105PS version of this diesel, the straight fuel and emissions stats don't look that much different from those of the higher-powered unit - they're rated at up to 65.7mpg and 90g/km with either body style. More significant is the news that in all its forms, this 1.5-litre Turbo D powerplant is 'RDE2'-compliant, that jargon meaning that unlike most competitor diesels, it will meet all emissions regulations for the foreseeable future. As a result, also unlike most competitor units, it's not liable for the usual 4% BiK diesel surcharge that a company user would normally have to pay. It all adds up to a saving over the pre-facelifted model's old 1.6-litre CDTi engine that over a four year / 80,000 mile ownership period Vauxhall believes would add up to around £1,000. And over the same timeframe, the company reckons that running this diesel Astra could save you as much as £1,800 over the cost of operating a comparable 1.5 EcoBlue-engined diesel Ford Focus.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Metallic - Sovereign silver
  • Six way adjustable height, reach, backrest, head restraint in drivers seat
  • Four way adjustable height, reach, backrest, head restraint in front passengers seat
  • Metallic paint
  • Talino cloth - Jet black
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Front and rear power windows with auto up and down comfort closing
  • Solar absorbing heat front windscreen
  • Laminated windscreen
  • Intermittent rear wash/wipe
  • Two speed windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe
  • Heated rear screen with timed cut off
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility with heated rear window
  • Solar absorbing heat rear windows
  • Tinted windows
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility

Brakes

  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP) including Anti lock brake system (ABS) and hill start assist
  • Parking brake mechanically operated
  • Traction control
  • Cornering brake control
  • Drag torque control
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Straight line stability control
  • Automatic emergency city braking

Driver Aids

  • Electric speed sensitive power steering
  • Mechanical lock control steering column
  • My ECO driving advisor (ECO assistant)
  • Cruise control with speed limiter

Driver Information

  • On board computer
  • Engine oil life indicator
  • Multimedia audio 7" colour touchscreen, AM/FM/DAB, bluetooth/USB, apple car play/android auto, 3.5" monochrome instrument cluster display, 6 speakers
  • Speedometer instrument with miles and kilometer reading
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Central facia display with digital clock, outside air temperature and audio information
  • Driver information - Total mileage, service indicator, oil life
  • Multi function trip computer - Trip odometer, vehicle range, average speed and fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy and driving time

Driving Mirrors

  • Body colour power and heated outside mirrors with manual folding
  • Painted mirror housing
  • Dipping rear view mirror
  • Manual folding door mirrors
  • Twin electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
  • Black painted exterior mirror housings
  • Gloss black door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Black facia with antelao sand trim inserts
  • Instrument panel bar in polar silver
  • Antelao sand trim inserts on front doors
  • Metallic silver raute trim inserts

Engine

  • Battery rundown protection

Entertainment

  • Steering wheel mounted audio controls
  • Instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light

Exterior Body Features

  • Black roof rails
  • Hidden exhaust pipe
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Black side glass molding
  • Black exterior textured surface ornamentation
  • Chrome bar with black radiator grille
  • Matt black finish B pillar
  • Gloss black finish C pillar
  • Upper and lower bumper design
  • Bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Body colour rear roof spoiler
  • Black upper window surround
  • Flexible roof mounted aerial

Exterior Lights

  • Adaptive brake lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic hazard warning light
  • Automatic headlight control system with sensor on IP and auto light switch
  • Rear halogen lamps
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Door to door illumination
  • Automatic lighting control
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • Manual headlight beam levelling
  • High level LED centre rear brake light
  • Chrome effect headlight
  • Reversing light
  • Halogen projector headlights
  • Follow me home lighting

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Air conditioning with particle, odor filter and manual controls
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents

Interior Features

  • Load compartment cover
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Sunshade with vanity mirror
  • Talino cloth Upholstery
  • 12V power outlet in centre console
  • Assist handles
  • Base centre console with manual park brake and small storage box
  • Four lashing eyes in load compartment
  • Load floor load compartment with cargo under floor divider
  • Steering wheel PU with cruise control + speed limiter and infotainment remote controls (IRC)
  • Retractable luggage cover
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Front door pockets
  • 3 spoke steering wheel
  • Rear door pockets
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Chrome effect interior door handles
  • Titanium black roof lining
  • Storage compartment in centre console
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • 12V electrical accessory socket in front
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Satin chrome effect bezel on steering wheel
  • Plain black fabric side bolsters and surrounds
  • Folding storage box on driver side lower facia
  • Two drinks holder in centre console

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment interior lamp
  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Illuminated load area
  • Fade up/down courtesy light

Packs

  • Eco pack - Astra

Safety

  • Pedal release system
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Single tone horn
  • 3 point centre rear seat belt
  • 6 airbags - Driver and co-driver front, front side, head curtain roof airbags, front and rear row coverage airbags
  • Buckle activated smart seat belt reminder for driver only
  • Front seat belts with crash locking tongues for driver and co-driver
  • Smart seat belt reminders for co-driver and 2nd row seat, sensor in co-driver seat cushion
  • Retractor pretensioner and load limiter 2nd row outer seats
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with full indication
  • Height adjustable inertia reel front seatbelts
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Reinforced passenger safety cell
  • Deformation zones front and rear
  • Side impact protection beams
  • Outer rear seatbelt pretensioners
  • Front and outer rear seatbelt force limiters
  • Front seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Rollover mitigation
  • Deactivation switch for front passengers front and side impact airbags
  • Three inertia reel lap and diagonal rear seatbelts

Seats

  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • 2 way rear outboard headrests
  • Central rear seat headrests
  • Isofix on 2nd row outboard seats with top tether
  • Anti submarining ramps in all seats
  • Height adjustable front seat head restraints
  • Three height adjustable rear head restraints
  • Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats

Security

  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Body security kit includes door deadlock, shieding, thatcham complaint
  • One flat and one rigid key with 2 button for lock/unlock
  • Remote power door locks
  • Visible vehicle identification number
  • Freewheeling door locks
  • Key left in ignition audible warning
  • Remote control central locking
  • Engine deadlock and immobiliser
  • Electronically protected audio equipment

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver's and front passenger's sunvisors
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels

  • Low rolling resistance tyres

Wheels - Alloy

  • 16" Silver ten spoke alloy wheels

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.4
  • Engine Power - BHP 105
  • Engine Power - KW 77
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 3250
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 192
  • Engine Torque - NM 260
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1500
  • Top Speed 124

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