• Vauxhall has this revealed the all-new, eighth generation of the Vauxhall Astra. 

    Vauxhall’s best-selling car, which arrived over 40 years ago is now opening its next chapter: for the first time, the compact class model is available with electric drive.

    Vauxhall will offer the new Astra in two performance levels as a plug-in hybrid. In addition, there are versions with efficient petrol and diesel engines in combination with friction-optimised six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions.

    After the Mokka, Crossland and Grandland SUVs, the new Astra is Vauxhall’s first hatchback to interpret the brand’s new design philosophy and features the Vauxhall Vizor (the new face of the brand first seen on the Mokka and the central exterior design element).

    Power ranges from 81kW (110PS) to 96kW (130PS) with the petrol and diesel variants and up to 165kW (225PS) system output with the plug-in hybrid variants. A six-speed gearbox is standard on the petrol and diesel power units, with an eight-speed automatic transmission (electrified on the plug-in hybrids) optional on the more powerful engines.

    The All-new Vauxhall Astra will be available to order this Autumn, with deliveries starting early next year. Further details including UK pricing and specification will be announced in the coming months.