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Vauxhall Astra

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The Vauxhall Astra is a medium-sized five-door hatchback and estate. The current model was launched in 2015 and is the seventh generation of a long-running model in the Vauxhall family. It received a mid-life facelift in the autumn of 2019.

The current Astra was the last model developed under Vauxhall’s previous GM ownership, with future models being built on PSA (Peugeot-Citroën) underpinnings. It is built at Vauxhall’s plant in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

The Vauxhall Astra has received mostly positive reviews from the UK motoring media. It has been praised for being comfortable, practical and economical, although is not considered as desirable as a Ford Focus or Volkswagen Golf. The updates made as part of the mid-life update received praise, particularly the range of new engines.

An all-new Vauxhall Astra was unveiled in July 2021, which is expected to arrive in the UK in 2022. Unlike the previous model, this will not be built in Britain.

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Key Specifications

Body style: Five-door hatch and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel
Price: From £18,890 on-road

Launched: Autumn 2015
Last updated: Autumn 2019
Replacement due: 2021?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2015

86%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

83%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

75%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Vauxhall Astra has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Vauxhall Astra has received

2020

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Used Car

2017

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family Car
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Lower Medium Car

2016

  • European Car of the Year
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Small Hatch
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Compact Family Car
  • Carbuyer Best Car Awards – Best Family Car
  • Car Tech Awards – Tech Car of the Year + Best Self-Parking System + Best Safety Innovation
  • Autocar Awards – Game-Changer Award
  • What Car? Awards – Best Buy Under £18,000
  • Fleet News Awards – Best Lower Medium Car
  • Telegraph Cars Awards – Best Estate Car

2015

  • Golden Steering Wheel Awards – Best Compact Car

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