The Vauxhall Astra is available in two bodystyles, a five-door hatchback and Sports Tourer estate – both of which possess different attributes, but offer the fantastic ride quality and enviable looks that have long made the vehicle a firm favourite among British motorists.
The eagle-eye headlights, prominent front bumper and the rakish angle of its roofline give this sporty hatchback a stylish panache that is often imitated but rarely matched. The Astra Sports Tourer is, naturally, longer and has a shallower roofline, but retains the same sense of flair.
The Astra’s cabin provides plenty of headroom and legroom for five adults. The cabin’s extensive chrome detailing around the steering wheel, dashboard dials and centre console engender a technical and modern atmosphere. The boot offers an impressive 351 litres of loadspace, which increases to 1,216 litres when the rear seats are folded forward. There is also the option of Vauxhall’s FlexFloor system, an innovative measure that enables you to create a flat load area with a hidden underfloor compartment.
In terms of the engines available for the Vauxhall Astra, the selection is vast. The 108bhp and 134bhp 1.6 CDTi ecoFLEX diesel engines, for example, return a remarkable 76.3mpg and emit only 97g/km of CO2, exempting buyers from Vehicle Excise Duty and slashing fuel bills. The assortment of petrol units are also highly capable, with the 140PS of the most powerful 1.4 litre unit giving the Astra a 0-62mph time of nine seconds and a top speed of 126mph.
For safety and convenience the Astra features an adaptive forward lighting system that will automatically select from nine different light functions to provide the best lighting for your situation. There is also a robust bumper absorption system to deal with any minor impacts, helping to cut your repair bills. The Astra also features seat belt pre-tensioners on the front seats, airbags and a pedal-release system that work together in order to keep you safe.
Our Vauxhall dealerships are located in Bradford, Castleford and Shipley. If you are interested in finding out more about the Vauxhall Astra in 2017, contact us at JCT600 today for more information or to book a test drive.