The new Vauxhall Astra will be on sale in December it is stylish comfortable and enjoyable to drive and will probably rival the Volkswagen Golf. Running costs will be low the average fuel economy of 47.9mpg and co2 emissions of 139g/km on the 1.4 petrol model is impressive. The 1.7 diesel achieves 60.1mpg and has co2 emissions of 124g/km. There are eight engines to choose from; five petrol and three diesel and they all have lower c02 emissions than their predecessors. There is a six speed manual gearbox as standard on all Vauxhall Astra diesel and both turbocharged petrol versions.
Standard equipment on the Vauxhall Astra is impressive including air conditioning, electric front windows remote central locking, daytime running lights and a CD player with MP3 socket. SRi models feature alloy wheels, electronic parking brake and leather steering wheel.
Prices start at £15,675 for the Vauxhall Astra 1.4 and go up to £21,145 for the Vauxhall Astra 2.0 TD.