Vauxhall has finally revealed the all-new, eighth generation of the Astra and for the first time, the compact model is available with electric drive.
The new Vauxhall Astra will be offered in two performance levels as a plug-in hybrid, alongside highly efficient petrol and diesel engines.
A design statement for the brand, the new Vauxhall Astra is dynamic as ever before and features the new brand face – the Vauxhall Vizor.
The new Vauxhall Astra will launch later this year as a sporty five-door with a low-slung look and yet more spacious than its predecessor.
Similar to its predecessor, which was launched in 2015, the new Astra brings new innovations to the compact class that have previously only been known from more expensive vehicles.
The new Astra interior has taken a leap in time and features fresh, modern graphics that offer customers a pure, more intuitive experience.
With their exemplary ergonomics, the front seats are exceedingly comfortable and are perfect for longer journeys.
Paul Willcox, Managing Director, Vauxhall, commented: “The All-New Astra arrives with sensational design and class-leading levels of technology. With the choice of an electrified powertrain, the All-New Astra has been developed with utmost precision, down to the smallest detail.”
“We are confident the next generation Astra has all it takes to become another best seller and continue to attract new customers to the brand.”
The new Astra is Vauxhall’s first hatchback to interpret Vauxhall’s bold and pure design philosophy. The new brand face – the Vauxhall Vizor, is stretched across the front of the Astra and integrates technologies such as the ultra-slim Intelli-Lux LED headlamps.
At the rear, you will find the Vauxhall Compass is repeated by the centrally mounted Griffin, the vertically aligned high-mounted brake lamp and the tail lamps.
The Astra is available with two-tone paint.
Mark Adams, Vice President Design, Vauxhall, commented: “The All-New Astra represents the exciting next step of our new design execution. With its bold Vizor front face, strong muscular wheel arch blisters and sheer surfacing, the All-New Astra has a very sporty and confident personality.”
“The interior also takes a bold step into the future. The strong driver-orientated cockpit with seamless glass look of the new Pure Panel will bring a whole new emotional experience to our customers.”
Technical precision is applied throughout the interior where the next generation of the Pure Panel is featured.
The digital cockpit features two 10-inch displays, which are seamlessly integrated together with the driver’s side air vent in a horizontal format.
The physical controls have been reduced to the core functions and have been designed in the form of finely crafted keys.
Additionally, the ergonomic front seats provide an exceedingly comfortable ride, so you’ll feel relaxed from the moment you step into the cabin.
Advanced Driver Assistance
The latest automated driver assistance systems have been incorporated within the new Astra and cameras and sensors are integrated with e-horizon connectivity in Intelli-Drive.
This enables the system to adapt the speed in curves, make speed recommendations and perform semi-automatic lane changes.
Adaptive Cruise Control, which is one of many in the long list of automated driver assistance systems, increases or decreases speed to follow the vehicle ahead, without exceeding the set speed limit.
The offer of class-leading assistance systems additionally features a large Intelli-HuD head-up display, long-range blind-spot detection, Intelli-Vision 360-degree camera for easier parking, extended traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert and active lane positioning.
Vauxhall will open the order books for the new Astra this autumn and further details, including UK pricing and specification, will be announced on the sale date.
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