Vauxhall Astra

Vauxhall Astra Parkers 2015-07-07

Regularly appearing on the top 10 sales charts since the first version appeared in 1980, today’s Vauxhall Astra comprises of a family-friendly five-door hatchback and the commodious Sport Tourer estate. The rakish coupe known as the GTC, remains based on the previous generation Astra.

  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (15 on)
  • Vauxhall Astra GTC Coupe (11 on)
  • Vauxhall Astra VXR (12-15)
  • Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer (10-15)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (09-15)
  • Vauxhall Astra TwinTop (06-10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Sport Hatch (05-10)
  • Vauxhall Astra VXR (05-10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (04-10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Estate (04-10)
  • Vauxhall Astra Convertible (01-05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Estate (98-04)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (98-05)
  • Vauxhall Astra Hatchback (91-98)

Regularly appearing on the top 10 sales charts since the first version appeared in 1980, today’s Vauxhall Astra comprises of a family-friendly five-door hatchback and the commodious Sport Tourer estate. The rakish coupe known as the GTC, remains based on the previous generation Astra.

Originally launched to replace the Viva and more expensive versions of the Chevette, the seventh generation Vauxhall Astra, launched in 2015, directly rivals the likes of the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. It’s powered by a range of fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, inlcuding ecoFLEX and 'Whisper Diesel', aimed at delivering low running costs to private motorists and company car drivers alike.

Sporty Astras have formed part of the line-up since 1983, the most recent iteration being the 155mph Astra VXR, sharing its three-door body with the GTC, but pumped up with bigger wheels and deeper spoilers.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2015 on

4 out of 5
Vauxhall Astra Hatchback 2015 on

New price range:
£18,350 - £28,030

Used price range:
£6,716 - £15,736

  • Low running costs
  • High levels of on-board tech
  • Engaging to drive
  • Sprightly engine range
  • Rivals are more spacious
  • Ordinary image
  • No all-out performance version
  • Styling a little questionable

Vauxhall Astra GTC Coupe 2011 on

4 out of 5
Vauxhall Astra GTC Coupe 2011 on

New price range:
£18,865 - £30,000

Used price range:
£3,417 - £21,591

Engaging handling, strong performance and low running costs, distinctive styling
Not as refined as German-built rivals, poor visibility and ergonomics, impractical boot

Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2016 on

4 out of 5
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 2016 on

New price range:
£19,700 - £27,285

Used price range:
£7,157 - £16,215

  • High tech levels
  • Better than ever to drive
  • Improved interior space
  • Reduced running costs
  • Doesn’t set any class standards
  • Rivals are roomier
  • Lacks enticing image

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