The seventh-generation Astra continues general purchase this month. Beneath the modified styling, there’s a good deal that’s completely new relating to this vehicle, from the platform to the engines, suspension tuning and much more besides. That’s something we haven’t had the ability to report about every ‘new’ Vauxhall these past couple of years. Possibly most enticing, the vehicle can be 200kg lighter and £2200 less expensive than the outgoing one, based on which model you’re searching at.
Vauxhall parent Vehicle seems to possess collected together all its latest and finest technology and tossed it only at that vehicle – as you’d imagine it could when changing one so essential to its European fortunes. This is actually the first Vauxhall or Opel developed on GM’s D2XX platform, introduced this year. As you’ll read, that platform has permitted space to make inside whilst getting rid of weight and outward size.
GM’s turbocharged 1.-litre three-cylinder gas engine lines up beneath an exciting-new 1.4-litre Ecotec gas turbo in the same family. The oil-writers are run by the fir.6 CDTi ‘Whisper Diesel’ brought in to the larger Vauxhall range throughout yesteryear 18 several weeks.
Meanwhile, from active Brought matrix car headlights, through automatic crash minimization and avoidance systems, to Vauxhall’s latest IntelliLink infotainment set-up, Vauxhall hasn’t held back on convenience or security features, either. Uphold to discover what rivals need to fear out of this slimmer, cheaper, better-outfitted Vauxhall, then – and how a lot more it provides the scores of British motorists whom it’ll ultimately serve.