The brand new Vauxhall Astra will acquire an property variant that, like its hatchback sibling, options electrified powertrains and the model’s new-era design.
The Astra Sports activities Tourer will likely be supplied with a alternative of plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel engines. Plug-in hybrid fashions supply 221bhp, whereas petrol and diesel variants produce between 108bhp and 128bhp.
The mannequin would be the first property in Vauxhall’s line-up to sport the agency’s newest company look, as seen on the Mokka, Crossland and Grandland, with its now-trademark ‘Vizor’ and ‘Pure Panel’ design options on the entrance finish.
Normal tools consists of LED headlights, a entrance digicam and a collection of driver security aids. Inside, the mannequin receives ergonomically designed seats, a ten.0in digital instrument cluster, a ten.0in digital touchscreen, local weather management and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.
The Sports activities Tourer measures 4.6m lengthy, 1.8m huge and 1.4m tall. Non-electrified fashions supply 608 litres of boot area with all seats in place and 1636 litres with the rear seats folded down, whereas the plug-in hybrid has 548 litres and 1574 litres respectively. Load top stands at 60cm.
Petrol and diesel fashions can be found with Vauxhall’s non-obligatory Intelli-Area function, which provides a movable load ground that may be tilted at a 45deg angle. Additionally included is a retractable boot storage cowl that may be saved under the ground.
Intelli-Area consists of improved storage areas for first help and flat tyre kits, which at the moment are discreetly hidden and could be accessed from the boot or rear seats. Vauxhall says this implies drivers won’t need to fully unpack the boot to entry them.
Orders will open for the Astra Sports activities Tourer early subsequent yr, with the primary deliveries going down in summer time 2022. Pricing will likely be introduced when order books open, however the Sports activities Tourer is anticipated to command a slight premium over the hatchback’s £23,275 beginning value.