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VAUXHALL Astra Hatchback1.5 Turbo D GS Line 5dr

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VAUXHALL

Astra Hatchback

1.5 Turbo D GS Line 5dr

Business Price

Initial Rental: £3,129.30

Arrangement Fee: £249.16 ex VAT

£347.70

per month (ex VAT)

Personal Price

Initial Rental: £3,755.16

Arrangement Fee: £299.00 inc VAT

£417.24

per month (inc VAT)

Contract Type

Personal
Business

Initial Payment (Months)

1
3
6
9
12

Contract Length (Months)

24
36
48

Annual Mileage

Maintenance

Excess mileage and damage charges may apply

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VAUXHALL ASTRA GS Line
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EXTERIOR FEATURES

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£605.00
£700.00
£600.00

PAINTWORK

No cost
£700.00
£700.00
£700.00
£600.00
£600.00
£600.00

TRIM

No cost

WHEELS

No cost
£300.00
£300.00
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£20.00
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed adaption
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Breakdown call (b-call)
  • Digital central facia with audio information, digital clock with automatic RDS time adjustment and Outside air temperature with ice warning function
  • Digital instrumentation - Speedometer, rev counter, low fuel gauge warning light + water temperature gauge warning light, shift up/down indicate light
  • Drive Smart
  • Driver information display - Total mileage, service indicator, oil life
  • eCall emergency system
  • Extended Traffic sign recognition
  • Front and rear parking distance sensors
  • Front camera system
  • Handsfree calls via steering wheel controls
  • In-crash braking
  • Intelli vision 360 degree panoramic parking camera
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Lights on audible warning
  • Multifunction trip computer-Trip mileage,vehicle range based on remaining fuel,average speed and fueleconomy,instantaneous fuel economyanddriving time
  • Natural voice recognition with satellite navigation commands, phone connectivity functions, choice of music playback and operation of electronic clima
  • Over the air updates and WiFi updates
  • PAS
  • Phone book access
  • Pure Panel Digital Display - 10" Digital instrument cluster
  • Satellite navigation system with natural voice recognition
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed sign recognition
  • Start/stop system
  • Vauxhall connect
  • Vehicle microphone
  • Vehicle status and information
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 6 speakers
  • AM/FM stereo radio with 36 station presets
  • Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Pure Panel Digital Display - 10" Infotainment colour touchscreen
  • RDS with traffic programme
  • Smartphone interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wireless smartphone projection
  • Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controls
  • USB connection with iPod control
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • Active bonnet/headlight/wiper structure
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Automatic lighting control
  • Black door mirrors
  • Black Griffin logo and vizor frame
  • Black lower window frame moulding
  • Body colour sports style bumpers with high gloss black lower front grille décor blade and rear valance panel
  • Body coloured door handles
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Door to door illumination
  • Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors + puddle lights
  • Electrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
  • Frameless anti dazzle rear-view mirror
  • Heated rear window
  • High beam assist
  • Intermittent rear window wash/wipe
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED side repeat indicators
  • LED tail lights
  • Manual headlight levelling
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Shark fin aerial
  • Soundproof insulated windscreen
  • Third brake light
  • Two speed rain-sensitive windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipe
  • Windscreen and side window demist vents
  • Brilliant paint
  • Carbon black roof and rear roof spoiler
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V electrical accessory socket in front
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 60/40 split folding rear seat
  • Alloy effect sports pedals
  • Ambient light (customisable with 8 colours)
  • Black headliner
  • Centre rear seat armrest and load through facility
  • Chrome effect interior door handles
  • Driver's and front passenger's sunvisors
  • Driver’s ergonomic active sports-style seat (AGR approved)
  • Dual zone electronic climate control
  • Eight way adjustable height, reach, tilt, backrest, seat cushion extension, head restraint in drivers seat
  • Fade up/down front and rear courtesy light
  • Flex load floor
  • Folding storage box on driver side lower facia
  • Four adjustable facia vents
  • Four lashing eyes in load compartment
  • Four way adjustable height, reach, backrest, head restraint in front passengers seat
  • Four way electrical lumbar adjustment
  • Front and rear seatbelts
  • Front centre armrest with cupholder
  • Front door pockets
  • Front head restraints
  • Fully carpeted load area
  • Glovebox with lid
  • Greta fabric upholstery with side bolsters and surrounds
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Illuminated load area
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Interior tailgate handle
  • Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seats
  • Luggage compartment cover
  • Pollen filter
  • Reach and rake adjustable steering column
  • Rear centre headrest
  • Rear door pockets
  • Rear head restraints
  • Rear reading lights
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Storage compartment in centre console
  • Three spoke flat bottom design perforated leather covered steering wheel with accent stitching and satin chrome effect accents
  • Twin gas assisted tailgate struts
  • Two drinks holder in centre console
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • 8 Airbags - Driver’s and front passenger’s airbags, Front seat side-impact airbags and Full-size curtain airbags
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Cornering brake control
  • Deactivation switch for front passengers front and side impact airbags
  • Drag torque control
  • Driver drowsiness alert system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Emergency brake assist
  • ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction control
  • Fading brake support
  • Forward collision alert at all speed
  • Front and outer rear seatbelt force limiters
  • Hill start assist
  • Outer rear seatbelt pretensioners
  • Rollover mitigation
  • Seatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
  • Straight line stability control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Upper and lower bumper design to reduce upper and lower leg injuries
SECURITY
  • Deadlocking system
  • Key left in ignition audible warning
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Remote control central locking
  • Remote control ultrasonic security alarm system
TRIM
  • Black facia with isabella trim inserts
  • Instrument panel bar in Red matt
  • Mistral black trim inserts on front doors
WHEELS
  • 17" Black alloy wheels
  • Emergency tyre inflation kit
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • HC:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:115

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:117

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:114

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1498

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):75

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):84.8

  • Engine Code:DV5RC

  • Engine Layout:FRONT TRANSVERSE

  • Fuel Delivery:COMMON RAIL

  • Gears:6 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:MANUAL

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:4.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:4.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:4.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:65.7

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:64.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:67.3

GENERAL
  • AdBlue:Yes

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:No

  • Badge Engine CC:1.5

  • Badge Power:130

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:Turbo D

  • Coin Series:GS Line

  • Generation Mark:6

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:20P

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:80

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:82

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:4

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:67

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:66

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Service Interval Frequency - Months:12

  • Service Interval Mileage:20000

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage:60000

  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years:3

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs):10.6

  • Engine Power - BHP:130

  • Engine Power - KW:96

  • Engine Power - RPM:3750

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:221

  • Engine Torque - MKG:30.6

  • Engine Torque - NM:300

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1750

  • Top Speed:130

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:225/45 R17

  • Tyre Size Rear:225/45 R17

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:Not Available

  • Wheel Type:17" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1441

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4374

  • Wheelbase:2675

  • Width:1860

  • Width (including mirrors):2062

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):52

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:1920

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):1182

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):367

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1550

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:710

  • No. of Seats:5

By Line

Vauxhall's eighth generation Astra is now a cooler, more fashionable family hatch choice. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Vauxhall Astra. It's long been the staple of the company car park and this eighth generation version aims to combine this model line's traditional no-nonsense appeal with a bit of extra flair, courtesy of French-derived underpinnings which also bring the option of electrification.

Background

For years, Vauxhall has struggled to make its Astra an engaging showroom choice in the family hatchback segment, but perhaps it's time has come. This eighth generation model is the penultimate model in the brand's line-up to move away from the platforms of previous company owner General Motors and adopt the Stellantis Group EMP2 underpinnings and engines used in similarly-sized Peugeots and Citroens. But as you can see from the pictures, it retains very much its own identity. And yes, you'd notice one in the showroom. Which is a definite step forward from an era where an Astra was a choice you made based on price or efficiency. But very rarely on heart or desire. Yes, underneath, it's basically the same as a Peugeot 308 or a Citroen C4; but you feel here that Vauxhall is at last reinventing itself as a more interesting brand with cars like this one. Let's take a closer look.

Driving Experience

We've never had an Astra with Stellantis Group Peugeot and Citroen-derived engines. We have now. This change, necessitated by the switch to this MK8 model's EMP2 platform, doesn't bring any particular advantages in performance or economy over the previous GM units but it does at least allow this model line to offer an electrified option. Most of the engines are of the conventional kind though; for its various brands, Stellantis hasn't bothered with mild hybrid tech you'll find on competing Ford, Mazda and VW Group models. Which means that most Astras will be sold with a three cylinder 1.2-litre petrol turbo unit - there are 110 or 130PS options. A four cylinder 1.5-litre 130PS diesel is available too. Whatever your choice, it'll come with a 6-speed manual gearbox, with an 8-speed auto an option on the 130PS models. This Astra's electrified engine technology comes in the form of plug-in hybrid PHEV tech, mating a four cylinder 1.6-litre petrol turbo unit with a 110PS motor embedded in the 8-speed auto gearbox. There's a choice of two versions of this 'Plug-in HYBRID-e' powertrain, though to start with, we're only getting the one with a combined output of 180PS (the other raises the total to 225PS). Either way, expect an all-electric driving range of around 35 miles. Automated driver assistance systems include adaptive cruise control, which increases or decreases speed to follow the vehicle ahead and can brake to a standstill if necessary. With the automatic transmission, driving resumes automatically thanks to a Stop & Go function. More unusual in segment terms is the standardisation of a head-up display; and the availability of intellingent 'matrix'-style 'IntelliLux LED headlights, here with clever 'Pixel Light' technology.

Design and Build

Did you ever think an Astra would look like this? Present and correct in both hatch and estate versions of this more striking looking eighth generation model is the 'Visor'-style front end lately adopted for the brand's Mokka and Grandland SUVs. It's flanked by sparkling LED headlights, optionally upgradable to 'Intellilux' status, which gives them 168 individual LED elements. There are also larger wheel arches housing bigger rims of 16 to 18 inches. Size-wise, at 4,374mm long and 1,860mm wide, this MK8 Astra is fractionally longer than its predecessor, but sits 15mm lower. It's radically different inside too, thanks to the introduction of Vauxhall's 'Pure Panel' design, which banishes buttons and is based around sophisticated centre dash and instrument screens. The centre monitor incorporates 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring and there's the option of a Head-up display. There's no longer a conventional handbrake - just a small switch; and models fitted with an automatic gearbox get a sliding selector in place of the usual stick, which frees up space for extra storage and an additional cup holder. A 13mm increase in wheelbase length has improved space for rear seat passengers. And provides for a larger 422-litre cargo area, which offers an adjustable height base. The alternative Sports Tourer estate version offers 548-litres of space.

Market and Model

The previous seventh generation Astra had the virtue of being priced significantly under the levels of its direct competitors. Vauxhall's current owners have no interest in continuing that policy, so this MK8 model is pitched in the same £23,000-£35,000 price bracket as most of its direct rivals. Obviously, there'll be a slight premium on those figures if you want the alternative Sport Tourer estate version, rather than the standard five-door hatch. To start with, rather refreshingly for a Vauxhall, there are just three trim levels on offer - 'Design', 'GS Line' and 'Ultimate'. With all of them, you can expect plenty of equipment for the money, with standard features like full-LED headlights, digital instrument dials, a head-up display and standard 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring for the centre dash screen. You'll now be able to specify your Astra with larger wheels - up to 18-inches in diameter - and even an optional 2-tone paint finish. The front seats, developed in-house, are certified by the AGR (a German organisation who campaign for healthier backs) and claim to be exceedingly comfortable for long journeys. The driver is supported by state-of-the-art assistance systems ranging from the semi-automated 'Intelli-Drive' assistance system to the 'Intelli-Vision' 360-degree camera. And the brand expects the intelligent 'Intellilux' headlights to be frequently specified option. These use state-of-the-art LED pixel lights. There's also extended traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert and active lane positioning, which keeps the car in the middle of the driving lane.

Cost of Ownership

The Peugeot and Citroen-derived PureTech and BlueHDi engines in use here have already proven to be extremely efficient in other Stellantis Group cars we've tried them in and of course the same is true of this Astra. Think around 55mpg on the combined cycle and 128g/km of CO2 for the PureTech 130 petrol engine; and about 65mpg and 117g/km of CO2 for the 1.5-litre BlueHDi 130 diesel. These figures are helped by this 8th generation Astra is relatively light weight, gained through the use of high-tech materials such as the latest thermoplastic's. Low rolling resistance tyres also play their part. Combustion engines though are soon to be no more in Vauxhalls - the brand will sell only EVs from 2028. For the time being though, the Astra's electrification is limited to PHEV 'HYBRID-e' tech. Opt for either of the two Plug-in Hybrid variants and as we mentioned in our 'Driving Experience' section, up to 31 miles of battery running is claimed in each case, while CO2 is rated at around 25g/km. From a household plug, both PHEV versions will be replenished in just over seven hours. You'll find 3.7kW single-phase charging supported as standard, which means recharges will take three hours and 50 minutes. A 7.4kW on-board charger is available as an option and plugged into a wallbox, the battery will take one hour and 50 minutes to be topped up. The plug-in hybrid Astra variants offer a thermal pre-conditioning function too.

Summary

This eighth generation Astra won't sell in the kinds of numbers we saw with earlier models, but that's to be expected. These are different times. And this is a very different Astra. A better one? We think those owners still loyal to this model line, not tempted away by SUVs or Korean rivals, will think so. There's just enough brand identity here to give you reasons to want one. And if the way the UK dealer network has sold the similarly-parented Corsa supermini is any guide, the value proposition might be tempting too if you're shopping around in this segment. We thought last versions of the previous generation model were very under-rated, but they had become segment also-rans. This car gives reason to add the Astra to your family hatch shopping list once more. And maybe even to put in asterix next to it.

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