The Vauxhall Astra is a range of small family cars in hatchback, estate and coupe variations. The Astra has been on sale in the UK since 1979 and remains one of the most popular models in terms of sales.
The Vauxhall Astra is built also built in the UK at the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire where hatchback and Sport Tourer (estate) versions are currently produced.
More recently, a three-door coupe, the Astra GTC has been added to the range as a sportier model designed to take advantage of the popularity of the hatchback version with UK buyers.
Vauxhall Astra reviews praise the classy design of the Astra, spacious and well-thought-out interior and superb range of engines as reasons for the car’s success and Vauxhall Astra ratings in safety tests are always impressive.
A perennial rival to the excellent Ford Focus, the Vauxhall Astra is a good car in its own right and recent updates have brought with them higher quality interior plastics and upholstery and a sleeker, more modern design.
The Vauxhall Astra comes with a range of petrol and diesel engines with the Ecoflex diesel options earning high scores in Vauxhall Astra reviews because of their ultra-low CO2 emissions (under 100g/km) and efficient use of fuel.
The Ecoflex engines now come with stop-start technology to save fuel in busy city traffic while at the other end of the scale, performance-oriented engines such as the 280bhp 2.0-litre diesel used for a hot hatch VXR version is capable of 0-62mph in under
The Vauxhall Astra is one of a number of volume hatchbacks with prices starting in the region of £13,000 and topping £20,000 for higher specification models.
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