Hot on the heels of the GTC BiTurbo, Vauxhall is adding two more high performance diesels with 192bhp and 295lb ft torque to its Astra range.
These are the first official pictures of the new-look Astra Hatch and Sports Tourer, along with the latest addition to the GTC range, the 195PS BiTurbo diesel model.
Vauxhall today confirmed that production of its next-generation Astra compact car will be built at the company’s manufacturing plant at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.
These first images of the GTC may show it in a virtual landscape, but as it races down an imaginary road, real test cars are now running final validation drives – that’s right, the Astra GTC is officially a production reality.
With a 0-60mph time of just 8.5 seconds and combined mpg of 62.8, the new Astra 2.0 CDTi Start/Stop Hatch really is a case of having your cake and eating it.
September has proved a bumper month for Vauxhall with a hat-trick of successes in the UK’s top-five best-selling car league, and a total market share of 12.6 per cent according to latest figures from the Society of Car Manufacturers and Traders. Vauxhall’s top seller was the Corsa (14,249 sales), followed by the Astra and Insignia ranges.
These are the first official pictures of Vauxhall’s GTC Paris Concept, which gives the strongest hint yet to the Astra Sport Hatch’s successor and is set to cause a stir when it receives its debut on September 30 at the Paris Motor Show.
With two world premieres and a host of new exciting models, the Vauxhall stand will be one of the star attractions at this year’s Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris (October 2 – 17), the most visited motor show in the world.
The new Astra Sports Tourer will enter the UK market later this year priced at just £18,270, £445 less than the current entry-level Astra Estate, yet incorporating a long list of additional standard kit.