Prices and specs revealed for RDE2-compliant Astra
Vauxhall has announced pricing and specifications for its revised Astra, which goes on sale this coming Thursday (1 August), bringing a completely RDE2-compliant engine line-up, as well as refreshed exterior design and new onboard tech.
Previewed at the start of July, the updated range sees CO2 emissions and fuel consumption reduced by up to 19% compared to the outgoing model while all of the new engines are compliant with Euro 6d (6.3) and RDE2 – bringing VED and BiK benefits for diesels.
Petrol units cover three-cylinder, turbo petrol units and include 110, 130hp and 145hp 1.2-litre variants paired with a six-speed manual and bringing confirmed NEDC Correlated CO2 from 99g/km. There’s also a 145hp 1.4-litre petrol with a new seven-speed CVT and CO2 of 112g/km.
Diesel line-up comprises two variants of PSA’s 1.5-litre three-cylinder diesel engines with 105hp and 122hp, and married up with a six-speed manual gearbox while the higher-powered unit debuts PSA’s nine-speed automatic transmission as an option. NEDC Correlated emissions start from 95g/km for the 105hp variant.
Seven trim levels are offered and feature technology including the updated Multimedia Audio system, which features on the entry-level SE along with a seven-inch touchscreen, air con, cruise control and 16-inch alloys. The range also features Multimedia Navi and Multimedia Navi Pro systems, which are compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Elite Nav and Ultimate Nav trims get the top-of-the-line Multimedia Navi Pro with an eight-inch colour touchscreen and voice control. Connected navigation services are available, which present the driver with real-time traffic information and online map updates.
The range-topping Ultimate Nav trim is also equipped with a Bose premium sound system, wireless charging and technology such as the IntelliLux LED Matrix headlamp system.
First deliveries start in November.