Vauxhall launches high-spec Astra ES Tech

Vauxhall has launched a new Astra ES Tech, which is squarely aimed at similarly-priced rivals from Ford and Volkswagen. Starting at £18,110 for the 140bhp 1.4-litre Turbo model, the ES Tech comes as standard with a CD500 Satnav system (including CD player, MP3, USB, iPod control, seven speakers and aux-in socket), Bluetooth, a DAB radio, 17-inch alloy wheels and air conditioning.


This adds to the standard equipment of curtain airbags, ESP, daytime running lights, cruise control and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

For diesel buyers, the Astra ES Tech is available with the 125bhp 1.7 CDTi engine with sub-120g/km emissions and is one of Vauxhall’s growing range of ecoFLEX models. At £19,530, the ES Tech ecoFLEX gains key items of standard kit over Ford’s excellent new Focus including  sat nav and cruise control. Performance is adequate with a 0-60mph time of 10.7 seconds with a combined fuel consumption of 62.8mpg.

Astra ES Tech Model Pricing

Model
New Astra
Engine Bodystyle Trans Price (£) VAT @
20% (£)
Total 
(£)
On-the-road RRP
(£)
CO2   (g/km)
ES Tech 1.4 Turbo (140PS) 5 door hatchback 6 speed £14,370.83 £2874.17 £17,245 £18,110 138
ES Tech 1.7
(125PS)
5 door hatchback 6 speed £15,645.83 £3129.17 £18,775 £19,530 119

Fuel Economy & CO2 Emissions

Engine / Wheel Size Urban
driving
Extra urban
driving
Combined
figure
CO2 emissions
(g/km)
1.4 Turbo (140PS) / 17”
wheels
35.8 (7.9) 60.1 (4.7) 47.9 (5.9) 138
1.7 (125PS) / 17” wheels 52.3 (5.4) 70.6 (4.0) 62.8 (4.5) 119

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