The new UK built Vauxhall Astra is on sale now
The new UK built Vauxhall Astra is on sale now. Prices start at 15,675 Pound and there are five trim levels; S, Exclusiv, SRi, SE and Elite. All Vauxhall Astra models come with ESP, six airbags, air-conditioning, electric windows, CD/radio with MP3 format and electric/heated door mirrors as standard
Vauxhall say “the only part of the Vauxhall Astra which isn’t new is the name”. There is an all new chassis with a longer wheel base than the previous version which promises improved interior space and ride comfort.
Running costs on the new Vauxhall Astra will be low the average fuel economy of 47.9mpg and co2 emissions of 139g/km on the 1.4 petrol model is impressive. The 1.7 diesel achieves 60.1mpg and has co2 emissions of 124g/km. There are eight engines to choose from; five petrol and three diesel and they all have lower c02 emissions than their predecessors. There is a six speed manual gearbox as standard on all Vauxhall Astra diesel and both turbocharged petrol versions.
Importantly for the UK, Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant will build new Astras for all European markets initially. The UK will take the biggest share, with 25 per cent of all production going to British buyers.