Vauxhall has announced full pricing and spec details of its all-new Astra hatchback, due on sale in showrooms this October.
The Ford Focus challenger’s range will kick off from £15,295, with new engines including a 1.6-litre diesel capable of a claimed 91mpg and CO2 emissions of just 82g/km.
The new Cheshire-built Astra’s range has now been simplified, with five main trim levels and four powertrains offering varying outputs.
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Just over £15k will get you in the entry-level Design spec with a naturally-aspirated 1.4-litre petrol engine producing 98bhp and 130Nm of torque. It’s capable of 53mpg combined with CO2 emissions of 124g/km That comes as standard with 16-inch alloys,
LED running lights, aircon, cruise control, Bluetooth, electric windows all-round and Vauxhall’s 7-inch infotainment touchscreen with ‘Intellilink’ smartphone connection.
For just £805 more you can have the 103bhp 1.0-litre three cylinder turbo petrol that debuted on the new Corsa, which is capable of up to 65.7mpg and slips under the 100g/km CO2 barrier (with the 16-inch alloys).
A further £805 gets you Tech Line spec, which adds an eight-inch touchscreen with satnav and voice recognition, as well as a leather steering wheel and front armrest. Energy spec kicks off from £17,285 and brings along 17-inch 10-spoke alloys, as well as a heated steering wheel and front seats.
SRi adds £600, with a different wheel design, a Driving Assistance pack with front-view camera, auto headlamps and wipers and sports seats.
It also gets new OnStar tech, a 24-hour concierge call system that also makes the car a 4G WiFi hotspot. Top-spec Elite trim adds electric leather seats with the rear outer chairs heated, climate control, power-fold mirrors and two USB sockets for rear passengers.
Both Elite and SRI spec can be further upgraded with a Nav pack featuring the eight-inch touchscreen sat-nav system.