2022 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer revealed: price, specs and release date
All-new Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is an estate car that features bold styling, competitive boot space and the option of plug-in hybrid power...
On Sale Early 2022 | Price from £23,500 (est)
It’s fair to say that Sir David Attenborough is a British icon. Whether you’re a fan or not, you’ll be familiar with him – and the same goes for the Vauxhall Astra.
The latest Astra has really shaken up the formula, at least in the looks department, and this new version of the Astra Sports Tourer estate is just as striking. A single panel that runs the full width of the car’s nose incorporates the headlights, while the shape of these is mirrored by the taillights.
The Astra Sports Tourer will be the first Vauxhall estate to be offered as a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), combining a 1.6-litre petrol engine with an electric motor for up to 222bhp and around 35 miles of pure-electric running. PHEV buyers will be offered Vauxhall’s new Plug & Go package, which includes a home charging unit, eight years of roadside assistance, a battery warranty, and a six-month BP Pulse subscription.
Conventional petrol and diesel engines will be available too, and the cheapest option is a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol, which produces 108bhp.
Non-PHEV models will have a 608-litre boot. That compares favourably with the Ford Focus Estate (575 litres) and Volkswagen Golf Estate (605 litres), but is down on the 640-litre capacity of the Skoda Octavia Estate.
The PHEV Astra Sports Tourer, meanwhile, makes do with 548 litres because the boot floor is higher to accommodate the battery underneath it. The Octavia Estate loses even more space in plug-in form – the iV version has a 490-litre boot.
The Sports Tourer's optional Intelli-Space feature (on non-PHEV versions only) adds a height-adjustable load floor that can be tilted to a 45-degree angle to let you get at items stored below it. There’s space to store the boot cover, no matter what position the load floor is set to.
Prices won’t be revealed until closer to the car’s on-sale date, but expect it to cost around £1500 more than the hatchback, meaning a starting price of around £23,500.
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