Prices announced for

new Astra

Vauxhall Astra, 2021, front
Vauxhall Astra, 2021, rear

VAUXHALL has revealed prices and more details about the next generation Astra which will be on the road next year and will include a plug-in hybrid in the line up.

Petrol and diesel powertrains will also feature in the range which will start from £23,725 - a rise of almost £4,000 over the current cheapest model.

The plug-in variant will be priced from £32,200 with diesels starting from £24,875.

A purely electric Astra is slated to join the range in 2023.

Three trim levels will be on offer with the Astra PHEV available from mid-grade GS Line specification upwards.

Entry level Design models will be powered by 1.2-litre 130ps petrol engines or 1.5-litre diesels also developing 130ps and those engines will be available across the range.

The plug-in Astra will use a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor which combined will deliver 180ps and will have a zero emission range of up to 35 miles.

A more powerful plug-in variant will be available later next year which will have 225ps on tap.

The new Astra is only four millimetres longer than the current version but has a slightly stretched wheelbase which is 13mm long resulting in a short front overhang giving the car more presence.

It also features Vauxhall's new ‘vizor' design front end with LED lights and the company's new Pure Panel interior layout with two display screens.

All versions are fully smartphone compatible and are fitted with an electronic parking brake, cruise and climate control as well keyless starting.

GS Line versions have sportier looks and are priced from £26,170 with specification additions including a 360 degree parking camera, traffic sign recognition and an ergonomic driver's seat while top grade Utlimate models cost from £29,285 and include a head up display and Vauxhall's Intellilux adaptive lighting system.

Emissions for the new model start from 24g/km for the plug-in hybrid, 114g/km for the diesels and 123g/km for the petrols.

Six-speed manual gearboxes and eight-speed automatic transmission versions are available on all grades.

The new trim structure being introduced on the eighth generation Astra will be adopted by all Vauxhall models during 2022.

The new Astra will be on the road early next year as a hatch and estate with the plug-in available from launch.

Further performance specification details are still to be announced.

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