A staple of UK streets for more than four decades, the Vauxhall Astra has benefited from a recent refresh but offers everything you’d expect from this much-loved hatchback. Among the car’s many attributes are its driveability, cost-effective engines and standard-issue technological goodies. The Astra makes for an affordable company car too. And, because there’s plenty of room in the rear compartment, it’s an equally sound choice for growing families or young professionals with an active social life.
You can comfortably transport five adults. There’s ISOFIX points on both rear outer seats and lots of rear leg and headroom. The boot has a 370-litre load volume and the rear seats split fold for good luggage space configurability.
The Astra’s sporty stance and sculpted body is a thing of beauty. It’s brimming with class and confidence, with smart IntelliLux LED headlights on Ultimate Nav models and 17” to 18” alloy wheels. This is a family car that can mix it anywhere.
Sporty when wanted and refined when needed, the Astra can do it all. A lighter body and optimised turbocharged engines translate to more performance and efficiency, ensuring no compromises have to be made for a fantastic drive.
Leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, an 8” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, self-parking, lane keep assist, cruise control, an electric parking brake … with so many useful features, no other hatch is as easy to live with.
The new Vauxhall Astra comes with Euro NCAP’s maximum five-star crash-test rating, which means it’s an exceptionally safe car. This is because plenty of protective tech is included as standard, such as Anti-Lock Braking System and Electronic Stability Programme, which each help deliver improved traction in a variety of situations. Other features include LED daytime running lights, which make the car easily visible to other motorists.