As the winner of the European Car of the Year award for 2016, there are plenty of reasons to fall in love with Vauxhall’s latest Astra model, yet we’ve somehow managed to narrow it down to just five!
Call us biased, but we’ve always found Astras to be some of the most aesthetically pleasing vehicles on the road, but the new model surpasses all expectations. With athletic looks and a floating roof, the new Vauxhall Astra is the epitome of premium design whilst boasting a sleek interior as well. The sharp-edged LED highlights blend in seamlessly with the front grille, giving the car a strong and instantly recognisable front profile.
The ergonomic front seats are multi-adjustable for maximum comfort. Plus with winter upon us, you’ll certainly be pleased to know that it comes with heated front and outer rear seats, as well as a heated steering wheel! If you want to go all out in regards to comfort, you can have the Power Driver’s Seat with massage and ventilation functions as an optional extra.
The new Astra comes with R 4.0 IntelliLink, the latest edition of Vauxhall’s acclaimed infotainment system, as standard. In a nutshell, it’s controlled using a 7” colour touchscreen device that gives users hands-free Bluetooth connectivity. Compatible with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces, you’ll be able to access the functions of a connected smartphone with ease. Plus, as it’s a new Vauxhall, you’ll also have the option to add Vauxhall OnStar to your model.
As a family friendly vehicle, it’s no surprise that safety is a key feature of the Astra. The latest model boasts a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP. Plus, the SRi specification provides a Driver Assistance Pack as standard, which uses a front camera to recognise traffic signs and alert drivers to potential collisions. It’ll even sound a warning noise if you start to drift lanes on the motorway.
The new model is up to 200kg lighter than previous models, meaning that you’ll benefit from improved performance and efficiency. By reducing the weight so much, you’ll notice that this model has an exceptionally low fuel consumption rate whilst also noting much lower carbon emissions.
If you’d like to test drive the new Astra,
come down to one of our showrooms for a chat.