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Vauxhall Astra 1.5 Turbo D Ultimate 5dr Diesel Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Fully carpeted load area, Heated windscreen, Hill start assist, Vocie activation for navigation, PAS, Keyless entry and start, Trip computer, Silver door mirrors, Instrument panel bar in Liquid palladium...

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Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The Vauxhall Astra. It's long been the staple of the company car park and this eighth generation version aims to combine this model line's traditional no-nonsense appeal with a bit of extra flair, courtesy of French-derived underpinnings which also bring the option of electrification.

Background

For years, Vauxhall has struggled to make its Astra an engaging showroom choice in the family hatchback segment, but perhaps it's time has come. This eighth generation model is the penultimate model in the brand's line-up to move away from the platforms of previous company owner General Motors and adopt the Stellantis Group EMP2 underpinnings and engines used in similarly-sized Peugeots and Citroens. But as you can see from the pictures, it retains very much its own identity. And yes, you'd notice one in the showroom. Which is a definite step forward from an era where an Astra was a choice you made based on price or efficiency. But very rarely on heart or desire. Yes, underneath, it's basically the same as a Peugeot 308 or a Citroen C4; but you feel here that Vauxhall is at last reinventing itself as a more interesting brand with cars like this one. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

We've never had an Astra with Stellantis Group Peugeot and Citroen-derived engines. We have now. This change, necessitated by the switch to this MK8 model's EMP2 platform, doesn't bring any particular advantages in performance or economy over the previous GM units but it does at least allow this model line to offer an electrified option. Most of the engines are of the conventional kind though; for its various brands, Stellantis hasn't bothered with mild hybrid tech you'll find on competing Ford, Mazda and VW Group models. Which means that most Astras will be sold with a three cylinder 1.2-litre petrol turbo unit - there are 110 or 130PS options. A four cylinder 1.5-litre 130PS diesel is available too. Whatever your choice, it'll come with a 6-speed manual gearbox, with an 8-speed auto an option on the 130PS models. This Astra's electrified engine technology comes in the form of plug-in hybrid PHEV tech, mating a four cylinder 1.6-litre petrol turbo unit with a 110PS motor embedded in the 8-speed auto gearbox. There's a choice of two versions of this 'Plug-in HYBRID-e' powertrain, though to start with, we're only getting the one with a combined output of 180PS (the other raises the total to 225PS). Either way, expect an all-electric driving range of around 43 miles. Automated driver assistance systems include 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 a Stop & Go function. More unusual in segment terms is the standardisation of a head-up display; and the availability of intellingent 'matrix'-style 'IntelliLux LED headlights, here with clever 'Pixel Light' technology.

Design and Build

Did you ever think an Astra would look like this? Present and correct in both hatch and estate versions of this more striking looking eighth generation model is the 'Visor'-style front end lately adopted for the brand's Mokka and Grandland SUVs. It's flanked by sparkling LED headlights, optionally upgradable to 'Intellilux' status, which gives them 168 individual LED elements. There are also larger wheel arches housing bigger rims of 16 to 18 inches. Size-wise, at 4,374mm long and 1,860mm wide, this MK8 Astra is fractionally longer than its predecessor, but sits 15mm lower. It's radically different inside too, thanks to the introduction of Vauxhall's 'Pure Panel' design, which banishes buttons and is based around sophisticated centre dash and instrument screens. The centre monitor incorporates 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and there's the option of a Head-up display. There's no longer a conventional handbrake - just a small switch; and models fitted with an automatic gearbox get a sliding selector in place of the usual stick, which frees up space for extra storage and an additional cup holder. A 13mm increase in wheelbase length has improved space for rear seat passengers. And provides for a larger 422-litre cargo area, which offers an adjustable height base. The alternative Sports Tourer estate version offers 548-litres of space.

Market and Model

The previous seventh generation Astra had the virtue of being priced significantly under the levels of its direct competitors. Vauxhall's current owners have no interest in continuing that policy, so this MK8 model is pitched in the same £23,000-£35,000 price bracket as most of its direct rivals. Obviously, there'll be a slight premium on those figures if you want the alternative Sport Tourer estate version, rather than the standard five-door hatch. To start with, rather refreshingly for a Vauxhall, there are just three trim levels on offer - 'Design', 'GS Line' and 'Ultimate'. With all of them, you can expect plenty of equipment for the money, with standard features like full-LED headlights, digital instrument dials, a head-up display and standard 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring for the centre dash screen. You'll now be able to specify your Astra with larger wheels - up to 18-inches in diameter - and even an optional 2-tone paint finish. The front seats, developed in-house, are certified by the AGR (a German organisation who campaign for healthier backs) and claim to be exceedingly comfortable for long journeys. The driver is supported by state-of-the-art assistance systems ranging from the semi-automated 'Intelli-Drive' assistance system to the 'Intelli-Vision' 360-degree camera. And the brand expects the intelligent 'Intellilux' headlights to be frequently specified option. These use state-of-the-art LED pixel lights. There's also extended traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert and active lane positioning, which keeps the car in the middle of the driving lane.

Cost of Ownership

The Peugeot and Citroen-derived PureTech and BlueHDi engines in use here have already proven to be extremely efficient in other Stellantis Group cars we've tried them in and of course the same is true of this Astra. Think around 55mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 for the PureTech 130 petrol engine; and about 65mpg and 117g/km of CO2 for the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 diesel. These figures are helped by this 8th generation Astra is relatively light weight, gained through the use of high-tech materials such as the latest thermoplastic's. Low rolling resistance tyres also play their part. Combustion engines though are soon to be no more in Vauxhalls - the brand will sell only EVs from 2028. For the time being though, the Astra's electrification is limited to PHEV 'HYBRID-e' tech. Opt for either of the two Plug-in Hybrid variants and as we mentioned in our 'Driving Experience' section, up to 31 miles of battery running is claimed in each case, while CO2 is rated at around 25g/km. From a household plug, both PHEV versions will be replenished in just over seven hours. You'll find 3.7kW single-phase charging supported as standard, which means recharges will take three hours and 50 minutes. A 7.4kW on-board charger is available as an option and plugged into a wallbox, the battery will take one hour and 50 minutes to be topped up. The plug-in hybrid Astra variants offer a thermal pre-conditioning function too.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Active ventilation, massage and memory seat adjuster functions for driver seat
  • Brilliant paint
  • Carbon black roof and rear roof spoiler
  • Body colour roof and rear spoiler
  • Isabella Cloth/vinyl upholstery
  • Alcantara upholstery with side bolsters and surrounds
  • Brilliant Paint - Arctic white
  • Sports seats alcantara pack - Isabella - Jet black
  • Isabella Cloth/vinyl - Jet black
  • Alcantara - Jet black with side bolsters and surrounds

Body Glass

  • Heated windscreen
  • Dark tinted rear privacy glass
  • Acoustic windshield (Noise-absorbing)
  • Heated rear window
  • Tinted windows
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Intermittent rear window wash/wipe
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Heated soundproof insulated windscreen
  • Two speed rain-sensitive windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe

Brakes

  • Hill start assist
  • ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
  • Automatic emergency braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Cornering brake control
  • Emergency brake assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Drag torque control
  • Straight line stability control
  • Fading brake support
  • Forward collision alert at all speed

Communication

  • Vocie activation for navigation
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Vehicle microphone
  • Handsfree calls via steering wheel controls

Driver Aids

  • PAS
  • Active cruise control
  • Lane departure warning
  • Electrical park brake (EPB)
  • Front and rear parking sensors with 360 camera
  • Semi autonomous lane change
  • Curve speed adaption
  • Extended head up display
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Speed sign recognition
  • In-crash braking
  • Intelli vision 360 degree panoramic parking camera
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed adaption
  • Intelli-HUD
  • Front camera and radar system
  • Extended Traffic sign recognition
  • IntelliDrive 1.0 - Lane change assist with side blind spot alert, Lane positioning assist and Rear cross traffic alert
  • Drive Smart

Driver Convenience

  • Keyless entry and start
  • eCall emergency system
  • Wireless charger for mobile devices
  • Start/stop system
  • Breakdown call (b-call)
  • Vehicle status and information
  • Over the air updates and WiFi updates
  • Natural voice recognition with satellite navigation commands, phone connectivity functions, choice of music playback and operation of electronic clima

Driver Information

  • Trip computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Wireless charging
  • Vauxhall connect
  • OTA Updates and voice recognition
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Digital central facia with audio information, digital clock with automatic RDS time adjustment and Outside air temperature with ice warning function
  • Driver information display - Total mileage, service indicator, oil life
  • Digital instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
  • Multifunction trip computer-Trip mileage,vehicle range based on remaining fuel,average speed and fueleconomy,instantaneous fuel economyanddriving time
  • Phone book access
  • Pure Panel Digital Display - 10" Digital instrument cluster
  • Satellite navigation system with natural voice recognition

Driving Mirrors

  • Silver door mirrors
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors + Puddle lights
  • Frameless anti dazzle rear-view mirror
  • Black door mirrors

Embellishment Trims

  • Instrument panel bar in Liquid palladium
  • Black facia with high gloss black trim inserts
  • Alcantara tramontane trim inserts on front doors

Entertainment

  • 6 speakers
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • 8 speakers
  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • RDS with traffic programme
  • Pure Panel Digital Display - 10" Infotainment colour touchscreen
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wireless smartphone projection
  • AM/FM stereo radio with 36 station presets
  • USB connection with iPod control

Exterior Body Features

  • Black side window trim
  • Chrome rear bumper inserts
  • Chrome front bumper inserts
  • Chrome lower window frame moulding
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Black Griffin logo and vizor frame
  • Black lower window frame moulding
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Active bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Shark fin aerial
  • Body colour sports style bumpers with high gloss black lower front grille décor blade and rear valance panel

Exterior Lights

  • Third brake light
  • Automatic lighting control
  • LED front fog lights
  • Pixel LED headlights
  • Door to door illumination
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • High beam assist
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • LED tail lights
  • IntelliLux adaptive LED pixel headlights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Dual zone electronic climate control with clean air
  • Pollen filter
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents
  • Dual zone electronic climate control with intelli air

Interior Features

  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Black headliner
  • Alcantara seats
  • Perforated leather covered flat bottom heated steering wheel
  • Flex load floor
  • Driver's armrest with cupholder
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Front door pockets
  • Rear door pockets
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Chrome effect interior door handles
  • Front centre armrest with cupholder
  • Storage compartment in centre console
  • 12V electrical accessory socket in front
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Folding storage box on driver side lower facia
  • Two drinks holder in centre console
  • Four lashing eyes in load compartment
  • Centre rear seat armrest and load through facility
  • Three spoke flat bottom design perforated leather covered steering wheel with accent stitching and satin chrome effect accents
  • Alloy effect sports pedals

Interior Lights

  • Ambient light (customisable with 8 colours)
  • Illuminated load area
  • Fade up/down front and rear courtesy light
  • Rear reading lights

Packs

  • Sports seats alcantara pack - Astra

Safety

  • 8 Airbags
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system with full indication
  • Outer rear seatbelt pretensioners
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Front and outer rear seatbelt force limiters
  • Rollover mitigation
  • Deactivation switch for front passengers front and side impact airbags
  • 8 Airbags - Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, Front seat side-impact airbags and Full-size curtain airbags
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Upper and lower bumper design to reduce upper and lower leg injuries
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Seats

  • Heated seats
  • Front and rear headrests
  • Front and rear seatbelts
  • Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
  • Rear seat 40/60 fixed and foldable backrest with folding rear seat
  • Rear head restraints
  • Front head restraints
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Eight way adjustable height, reach, backrest, head restraint, seat cushion extension in front passengers seat
  • Four way electrical lumbar adjustment
  • 18Way - elec adjust height,reach,tilt,backrest,man adjust seat cushion extension,headrestraint,pneumatically adjust backrest side bolsters driver seat
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Heated front seats
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Driver and front passenger ergonomic active sports-style seat (AGR approved)

Security

  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Alarm system
  • Key left in ignition audible warning
  • Deadlocking system
  • Remote control central locking
  • Remote control ultrasonic security alarm system

Vanity Mirrors

  • Driver's and front passenger's sunvisors
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors

Wheels - Alloy

  • 18" diamond cut pentagon alloy wheel with grey storm insert
  • 18" bi colour diamond cut alloy wheels with grey inserts

Wheels - Spare

  • Emergency tyre inflation kit

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 10.6
  • Engine Power - BHP 130
  • Engine Power - KW 96
  • Engine Power - PS True
  • Engine Power - RPM 3750
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 221
  • Engine Torque - NM 300
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1750
  • Top Speed 130

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