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Vauxhall updates Astra range

New 2012 Astra line-up on sale now

Vauxhall has updated its Astra GTC, Hatchback and Sports Tourer models, with the range receiving a host of new options.

The revised Astra line-up is on sale now, ahead of customer deliveries in September this year.

03 Vauxhall Astra

The updated Astra line-up is on sale now

New look for the Astra

The GTC, hatchback and Sports Tourer models inherit the more aggressive looks of the recently launched Astra VXR. All cars get a new front grille and bumper, revised fog lamps and a more taught looking rear end.

The revised Astras feature the same line-up of engines, including a choice of 1.4 and 1.6 petrols, and a 138bhp 1.4 turbo petrol.

The diesel engine range comprises a 94bhp 1.3, two 1.7-litre units and a 163bhp 2.0. A new, more powerful 2.0 turbodiesel now features in the Astra GTC.

192bhp turbodiesel engine

The updated three-door car gets a new 192bhp 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine, making it the fastest diesel in the range. The 0-62mph dash takes 7.8 seconds, while Vauxhall claims efficiency of 53.3mpg with 139g/km CO2 emissions – equating to £120 car tax (VED).

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Prices for the Sports Tourer will start at £17,275

The GTC BiTurbo costs £23,925 – £995 more expensive than the 163bhp 2.0 turbodiesel – and has 18-inch alloy wheels, climate control and a sportier bodykit fitted as standard to distinguish it from the rest of the range.

A host of new options will be available across the updated line-up, including a collision-alert system, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition as part of a £750 package.

List prices and equipment grades of the three Astra models remain unchanged however, with the hatchback, GTC and Sports Tourer starting at £12,995, £19,040 and £17,275 respectively.

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