The new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
Smaller but bigger
The Astra has long been a popular best seller, but now General Motors have added a little more spice to its appeal with this new Sports Tourer. It has the same dimensions as the outgoing model, but offers more space for passengers and luggage alike.
Drivers get 26mm more headroom, and rear passengers benefit from an additional 28mm providing greater all round space and comfort. You’ll be able to fit in more luggage too, as the cargo capacity is now increased to 1,630 litres.
Lighter and more efficient
Yet it is even more impressive in what the eye doesn’t see; for here we have a car which is, depending on the spec, up to 200kg lighter than its predecessor with state of the art build quality. The Ellesmere Port plant shined against world-class competition from across Europe to build the new car.
Congratulations on sustaining jobs in Britain and boosting the UK supply industry with a car that has been a mainstay of popular sales.
Being lighter of course, the new car will of course be more economical with petrol and diesel engine options ranging from 100PS to 200PS, including an all-new 1.4 litre (150PS) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, and the recently launched 1.6 litre CDTi Whisper Diesel. The 200PS version of the 1.6 litre ECOTEC petrol engined car will celebrate its world premiere at the forthcoming Frankfurt motor show.
High tech too
New Astra Sports Tourer owners will also enjoy the benefit of ‘OnStar’, connectivity technology. Now available across the whole of Europe, OnStar includes high seed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification, and stolen vehicle recovery alert as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
General Motors have read the car buying public well. We want better looking cars with more space, more technology, that are more efficient, safe, and built to high standards. All you need now are the directions to your nearest Vauxhall showroom…