Vauxhall updates Astra rangeNew 2012 Astra line-up on sale now
15 June 2012
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.
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).
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.