(Pocket-lint) - The caller Vauxhall Astra has been revealed, confirming that determination volition beryllium an electrical mentation of the fashionable hatch coming successful 2023.
The caller Astra carries each the hallmarks of caller Vauxhall design, specified arsenic the caller beforehand Vizor and that ridge down the bonnet, which gives everything a assistance implicit older versions of the car.
The header diagnostic is the statement of the displays. There's 2 10-inch displays, 1 successful the centre of the car and 1 for the driver, but some are acceptable into the Pure Panel, arsenic Vauxhall calls it, seeing a expanse of components crossed the dash.
This incorporates 1 of the instrumentality vents, which is interesting, portion Vauxhall has struck a equilibrium betwixt touchscreen power and fastener controls. The Astra besides offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wirelessly successful some cases.
The caller Astra sits connected the EMP2 platform, similar galore different vehicles successful the Stellantis Group, and that brings with it immoderate familiarity.
This is simply a level designed for electrification, truthful there's artillery electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid options. The hybrids volition motorboat archetypal successful 2022, with the axenic electrical mentation pursuing successful 2023.
There's besides going to beryllium a Sport Tourer mentation launched aboriginal successful 2022. Whether this volition beryllium disposable for the electrical mentation excessively we don't cognize - but with a chiseled deficiency of electrical property models connected the market, this mightiness beryllium a uncommon gem.
Vauxhall has not confirmed the electrical make-up for this model, but erstwhile Stellantis cars person had a 50kWh artillery and 100kW centrifugal - and this could beryllium similar.
As for the hybrids, they volition person a 1.6-litre petrol engine, but the plug-in exemplary gets a 12.4kWh battery, which Vauxhall says volition connection 35 miles of range. Standard petrol and diesel options volition besides beryllium available.
Orders for the caller Vauxhall Astra volition unfastened successful autumn 2021.
Writing by Chris Hall. Originally published connected 2 September 2021.