Vauxhall’s new Astra will go on sale next month. It will be available to order as a Plug-in Hybrid, petrol or diesel. A fully electric version will be available in 2023.

There will be a choice of 2 power outputs for the Plug-in Hybrid versions. Both use a 1.6 litre, four-cylinder, turbocharged petrol engine with an electric motor. The more powerful version of the PHEV powertrain system has an output of 225 PS and 360 Nm of torque. It will achieve impressive WLTP figures of 201.8 mpg – 256.8 mpg with 31-24 g/km CO2. 0 to 62 mph takes 7.7 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 146 mph.

Pure electric drive can be selected and the new Astra Hybrid can drive up to 35 miles (WLTP) on pure electric power alone.

A 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine will be available in either 110 PS or 130 PS. The 110 PS engine WLTP fuel economy combined figure of 51.4 mpg – 52.3 mpg with 125 g/km – 123 g/km. The 130 PS engine WLTP fuel economy combined figure of 49.6 mpg – 51.4 mpg with 131 g/km CO2 – 125 g/km CO2.

The 1.5 litre four cylinder diesel produces 130 PS with 300Nm of torque. WLTP fuel economy combined is 62.8 mpg – 64.3 mpg with 117 – 113 g/km C02 (6 speed manual gearbox).

WLTP combined 60.1 mpg – 62.8 mpg with 121 – 116 g/km CO2 8 speed auto gearbox).


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