All-new Vauxhall Astra: Specs and prices revealed

Date Posted 10th November 2021
Read Time 8 min read

The all-new Vauxhall Astra is available to order, with a choice of three trims and powertrains. For the first time, this includes a highly-efficient Plug-in Hybrid-e version.

The new trim line-up is simplified to include three versions; Design, GS Line, and Ultimate. All of which will be rolled out on both existing (expected for completion in Q1 of 2022) and future models. Specs are aligned between electric, petrol, and diesel models, allowing customers to easily compare and make their decision. 

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Three trim levels

Design: The entry point features bold and pure styling and great driver assistance tech. Kitted out in 16-inch silver alloy wheels, Design comes with the ‘Pure Panel’ Infotainment and Navigation system. There’s a 10-inch colour touchscreen and digital instrument cluster with a raft of connectivity features. You’ll get AM/FM/DAB digital radio, Bluetooth, Wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, natural voice recognition, and front USB connection.

Also coming as standard is lane departure warning with lane keep assist, speed sign recognition, and driver drowsiness alert. Forward collision alert (low speed), and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection is also included. Drivers can also enjoy cruise control with intelligent speed adaptation, electronic parking brake, front and rear parking distance sensors, and electronic climate control. Design also has keyless start. LED headlights and tail lights make it one of the most attractive entry level trims for Vauxhall.

Prices for Design variants start from £23,275. 

All-new Vauxhall Astra comes in three trims

GS Line: Combines striking sports styling with advanced technology. This variant comes with all of the features you’ll get with Design… and then some. Decked out with 17-inch black alloy wheels, the GS Line is underpinned with a Black Griffin logo and Vizor frame. There’s a black roof and inside you’ll find a heated  flat-bottom design leather steering wheel, heated front seats where the driver’s seat is ergonomic active sports-style for further comfort.

Traffic sign recognition, forward collision alert (all speed), and Intelli-Vision 360° panoramic parking camera all come in the GS Line. Plus, adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed adaptation, and dual-zone electronic climate control add to the list. There’s also keyless entry and start. 

Prices for GS Line models start from £26,170. 

Ultimate: GS Line styling and packed with a raft of premium technology, the top-of-the-line variant stands on 18-inch grey diamond-cut alloy wheels. You’ll also get IntelliLux adaptive LED pixel headlights, Intelli-HUD head-up display, and wireless charger for mobile devices. There’s dual-zone electronic climate control with Intelli-Air (air quality sensor) to make driving even more comfortable.

Sink into heated ergonomic active sports-style front seats with alcantara interior seat trim. Whilst lane change assist, blind spot alert, lane positioning assist, and rear cross traffic alert add to the long list of features in the Ultimate. Semi-automated lane change assist, curve speed adaptation, and advanced intelligent speed adaptation are also available.

Prices for Ultimate models start from £29,285. 

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Powertrain options

The eighth-generation Astra is the first one to give customers the choice between petrol and diesel variants and a Plug-in Hybrid model, the Astra Plug-in Hybrid-e. As part of the new trim structure, all Vauxhall plug-in hybrid and fully electric models will have the same levels of equipment and specification as their equivalent petrol and diesel counterparts. They will be priced to ensure parity in total cost of ownership for the customer.

The all-new Astra will also be available as a fully-electric model from 2023, joining the Vauxhall all-electric line-up alongside Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life. Vauxhall’s aim is to have its full  line-up electrified by 2024, and solely fully-electric from 2028 – several years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline.

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Electric and efficient

From launch, the all-new Astra will be available in the Plug-in Hybrid-e variant which combines Vauxhall’s 1.6-litre petrol engine with a 12.4 kWh battery for a combined power output of 180PS. A more powerful 225PS Plug-in Hybrid Electric variant will become available later next year. Both models will be capable of up to 35 miles (WLTP) of electric range. This is enough to cover 85 percent of all journeys. With emissions as low as 24g/km CO2, the all-new Astra will be ideal for drivers looking to save on running costs.

Motorists can also choose from a line-up of efficient petrol and diesel engines. The all-new Astra is available with a 1.2-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol unit, or a 1.5-litre four cylinder diesel engine. Both variants are available with either a six-speed manual or Vauxhall’s smooth eight-speed automatic. 

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Bold exterior design

All-new Vauxhall Astra has a bold and clean exterior design

The all-new Astra continues Vauxhall’s bold and pure design language, featuring the instantly recognisable Vauxhall Vizor front end that houses the new Griffin logo. The Vizor front end seamlessly integrates technologies such as the ultra-slim IntelliLux LED headlamps and the front camera of the Intelli-Vision parking camera.

Featuring a 13mm longer wheelbase than its predecessor, the Astra is just 4mm longer than the previous variant. This results in a short front overhang and a muscular, confident stance. The rear of the car is defined by simple and striking lines. This forms the Vauxhall Compass, holding the new Vauxhall Griffin logo at its centre.

The roadster brings innovations to the compact class that drivers previously only knew from more expensive vehicles. The all-new Astra can turn night into day. The latest evolution of the adaptive IntelliLux LED Pixel light comes straight from Vauxhall’s flagship Insignia. With 168 LED elements, significantly more than its rivals, it leads the way in the compact and midsize market sectors.

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Tasteful interior

The front seats, developed in-house, are AGR-certified for healthy backs. With their exemplary ergonomics, the seats are exceedingly comfortable, especially on long journeys.

Inside, Vauxhall has focused on detoxing the interior – making it simple and intuitive to use. Vauxhall’s Pure Panel digital interface dominates the interior. All models from launch feature a 10-inch driver instrument cluster and a 10-inch digital touchscreen with satellite navigation as standard. 

The full glass, edge-to-edge Pure Panel Pro consists of a new Human-Machine Interface (HMI). This helps reduce the need for analogue buttons, making it easier to access features via the infotainment screen. Everyday functions like speaker volume and air-conditioning temperature remain hard keyed for ease of access.

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Intuitive technology

With the fully digital Pure Panel, analogue instruments are consigned to history. Instead, the new human-machine-interface (HMI) with fresh, modern graphics offers customers a pure, more intuitive experience. Passengers can operate the Astra intuitively via two 10-inch touchscreens, just like a smartphone. The Panel Pro features a glass-to-edge design that seamlessly integrates the two touchscreens. 

Vauxhall’s designers and engineers have taken great care to ensure that the driver receives all the important information and useful operating options, but is not burdened with unnecessary data or functions. In addition, key settings such as climate control can still be operated via physical switches and buttons.

The all-new Astra is also best-in-class for smartphone connectivity, with all models featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. Wireless charging and Intelli-Air link your smartphone commands with the AGR (heated) seats. Wireless phone projection is also standard across the range – so no need for messy wires cluttering the car.

All-new Vauxhall Astra: Next-gen safety features

Vauxhall has incorporated the latest automated driver assistance systems with the all-new Astra. In addition to the multifunction camera in the windscreen, the technology comprises four body cameras (one at the front, one at the rear and one on each side), five radar sensors (one at the front and one at each corner), as well as ultrasonic sensors front and rear.

Cameras and sensors are integrated with e-horizon connectivity in Intelli-Drive, which extends the range of the cameras and the radar. This enables the system to adapt the speed in curves, make speed recommendations and perform semi-autonomous lane changes. Hands-off detection on the steering wheel ensures the driver remains engaged at all times. The system also keeps the car in the centre of its lane.

The long list of automated driver assistance systems also includes adaptive cruise control, which increases or decreases speed to follow the vehicle ahead and can brake to a standstill if necessary. With the automatic transmission, driving resumes automatically thanks to “Stop & Go”.

The offer of class-leading assistance systems also includes the Intelli-HUD head-up display standard across all models, the first for Vauxhall, which helps drivers better maintain eyes on the road.

The all-new Vauxhall Astra is a design statement of intent for the brand. It’s Vauxhall’s first hatchback to interpret the brand’s clean and connected philosophy. Dynamic like never before, with sheer, taut surfaces, detoxified of unnecessary elements, the all-new Vauxhall Astra is set to define a new era for motoring.

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