Vauxhall Astra (2015–)
- June 2015: Vauxhall unveiled new Astra
- March 2016: Vauxhall Astra voted 'European Car of the Year'
- July 2019: Vauxhall Astra revamped
- August 2019: Prices of revamped 2020 Vauxhall Astra Amnnounced:
Vauxhall unveiled new Astra
The all-new Astra K featured petrol and diesel units ranging from 100PS to 200PS. The highlight of the engine range is the all-new 1.4-litre (145PS) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, a four-cylinder unit from the same family as the one-litre, three-cylinder engine seen in Corsa, Adam and Viva.
The engine delivers maximum torque of up to 250Nm, with maximum power available between 1,800rpm and 4,000rpm. 4,370mm long x 1,871mm wide x 1,460mm high.
Based on its construction, the new 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo also adds less weight to the car. The aluminium engine block weighs in at 10kg less than the forged steel block of the current 1.4-litre turbo.
There’s also a base-level 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo (105PS) petrol engine and a 1.6 CDTi ‘Whisper Diesel’ range with outputs starting from 110PS up to 160PS.
Astra 1.6T has 200PS, and 300Nm torque from 1,700-4,700rpm. Astra 1.6 Biturbo diesel has 160PS, and 300Nm torque from 1,500-2,250rpm. Does not need AdBlue.
The Astra does not just look smaller – it is smaller. With a total length of 4.37m it is almost 5cm shorter than its predecessor. With a height of 1.46m it is also 2.6cm lower. The dimensions have an impact on aerodynamics and efficiency with the new Astra boasting a drag coefficient below 0.30.
The wheelbase may have been reduced by 2cm but the amount of space inside increased. In combination with newly-designed seats, the passengers in the rear can enjoy an additional 35mm legroom. The distance between the front- and rear-seats is increased providing comfort and space.
The high-quality cockpit and the instrument panel seamlessly transfer the characteristic and aesthetic exterior design to the interior, ensuring that a new interior design generation is introduced in the new Astra. It features a clean look which includes a large colour touchscreen in the centre stack and a reduced amount of control switches and buttons.
Making its debut in new Astra is the new generation IntelliLink infotainment system that is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Each system builds off of the features smartphone users rely on most. Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify, and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at Android.com/auto.
Apple CarPlay takes the iPhone features you’d want to access while driving and puts them on the vehicle’s display in a smart, simple manner, allowing drivers to make calls, send and receive messages and listen to music right from the touchscreen or by voice via Siri. Apple CarPlay supported apps include Phone, Messages, Maps, Music and compatible third party apps. A full list of those apps can be found at Apple.com/ios/carplay.
The functions can be controlled via the large, up to eight-inch touchscreen located high on the center stack, via remote control on the steering wheel (volume) or via voice control.
Vauxhall Astra voted 'European Car of the Year'
Vauxhall Astra revamped
Reduced CO2 and improved economy to 2015-2019 Astra. Numerous measures, include an engine compartment cover, deflector-shaped rear axle control arms and a full-face shutter. The Astra’s chassis has been further developed with new shock absorbers increasing comfort.
CO2 emissions from the Astra’s new-generation GM engines have been reduced by up to 19 per cent, compared to the previous model. These are possible due to a modern 6-speed manual transmission, a CVT automatic and a 9-speed torque converter automatic.
Compact, 1.2 and 1.4 GM three-cylinder, turbo petrol units are available with with power outputs extending from 110PS to 145PS and maximum torque from 195Nm to 236Nm. (These engines were already planned by GM for the mid=life revamp of the Astra K and, in fact PSA's 1.2 3-cylinder and1.6 Four cylinder engines will not actually fit in the Astra.)
Integration of the water-cooled exhaust manifold in the cylinder head contributes to quick engine warm-up, which lowers emissions after a cold start. They offer excellent transient throttle response At 1500 rpm, 90 per cent of the maximum torque is already available within 1.5 seconds of pressing the accelerator.
(kW/hp) @ rpm
|110 @ 4,500||130 @ 5,500||145 @ 5,500||145 @ 5,500|
(Nm @ rpm)
|195 @ 2,000-3,500||225 @ 2,000-3,500||225 @ 2,000-3,500||236 @ 1,500-3,500|
|Emissions||Euro 6d||Euro 6d||Euro 6d||Euro 6d|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual||6-speed manual||CVT|
- CO 2 g/km
|50.4 – 52.3
70.6 – 74.3
61.4 – 64.2
- CO 2 g/kg
|51.4 – 54.3
The Astra’s 1.5-litre, PSA four-cylinder diesel engines offer 105PS and 122PS, as well as 260Nm to 300Nm of torque. The diesel engines feature an electrically-activated turbocharger with variable geometry turbine vanes (VGT). Optimum exhaust after-treatment of the Astra 1.5-litre diesel is delivered by the emissions reduction system consisting of a passive oxidation catalyst, AdBlue injector, SCR catalyst and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
(kW/hp) @ rpm
|105 @ 3,250||122 @ 3,500||122 @ 3,500|
(Nm @ rpm)
|260 @ 1,500-2,500||300 @ 1,750-2,500||285 @ 1,500-2,750|
|Emissions||Euro 6d||Euro 6d||Euro 6d|
|Transmission||6-speed manual||6-speed manual||9-speed automatic|
- CO2 g/km
61.4 – 62.8
|51.4 – 53.3
76.3 – 80.7
65.7 – 67.3
|- MPG - CO2 g/km||60.1 – 64.2
53.3 – 57.6
The revamped Astra is available with a new digital front camera, which is both smaller and more powerful than before thanks to a faster processor. It now not only recognises vehicles, but also pedestrians, greatly improving safety.
Optionally available is the E-Call emergency call function. If needed, help is just seconds away by pressing the red button. If the seatbelt tensioners or airbags are deployed, the system automatically makes an emergency call.
A practical feature when travelling, compatible smartphones can now also be charged inductively via wireless charging on selected models. All the driver needs to do is place their smartphone into an opening in the centre console. The new Astra introduces a heated windscreen on selected models.
Prices of revamped 2020 Vauxhall Astra Amnnounced:
1.2 110PS SE 6-speed manual: £18,895
1.2 130PS SE 6-speed manual £19,185
1.4 145PS SE Stepless CVT: £20,875
1.5 105PS TD SE 6-speed manual: £19,905
1.5 122PS TD SE 6-speed manual: £20,330
1.5 122PS TD SE 9-speed automatic: £21,985
1.2 110PS Business Edition Nav 6-speed manual: £19,585
1.2 130PS Business Edition Nav 6-speed manual £19,885
1.4 145PS Business Edition Nav Stepless CVT: £21,575
1.5 105PS Business Edition Nav SE 6-speed manual: £20,605
1.5 122PS TD Business Edition Nav 6-speed manual: £21,030
1.5 122PS TD Business Edition Nav 9-speed automatic: £22,690
1.2 110PS SRi 6-speed manual: £21,895
1.2 145PS SRi 6-speed manual £22,445
1.4 145PS SRi Stepless CVT: £23,885
1.5 105PS TD SRi 6-speed manual: £22,915
1.5 122PS TD SRi 6-speed manual: £23,340
1.5 122PS TD SRi 9-speed automatic: £25,000
1.2 110PS SRi Nav 6-speed manual: £22,595
1.2 145PS SRi Nav 6-speed manual £23,145
1.4 145PS SRi Nav Stepless CVT: £24,585
1.5 105PS TD SRi Nav 6-speed manual: £23,615
1.5 122PS TD SRi Nav 6-speed manual: £24,040
1.5 122PS TD SRi Nav 9-speed automatic: £25,700
1.2 145PS SRi VX Line Nav 6-speed manual £24,195
1.4 145PS SRi VX Line Nav Stepless CVT: £26,635
1.5 122PS TD SRi VX Line Nav 6-speed manual: £25,090
1.5 122PS TD SRi VX Line Nav 9-speed automatic: £26,745
1.2 145PS Elite Nav 6-speed manual £23,995
1.4 145PS Elite Nav Stepless CVT: £25,345
1.5 122PS Elite Nav 6-speed manual: £24,850
1.5 122PS Elite Nav 9-speed automatic: £26,510
1.2 145PS Ultimate Nav 6-speed manual £26,755
1.4 145PS Ultimate Nav Stepless CVT: £28,195
1.5 122PS Ultimate Nav 6-speed manual: £27,650
1.5 122PS Ultimate Nav 9-speed automatic: £29,310