As the firm embraces electric vehicles, Vauxhall’s new Astra will be “another best seller.”
VAUXHALL has unveiled its new eighth-generation Astra, which comes 40 years after the first model was introduced.
Vauxhall’s all-new five-door Astra will be one of the company’s first electrified vehicles. A plug-in hybrid model, in addition to petrol and diesel engines optimized in a six-speed automatic gearbox, promises to usher in the company’s “next chapter.”
Vauxhall’s tiny class cars will be electrified for the first time in the company’s history, and it’s the first step toward the company’s ambition of going completely electric by 2028.
Vauxhall’s Managing Director, Paul Willcox, stated that the new model was built with “utmost precision.”
He went on to say that the car would be “another big seller” and will “draw new buyers.”
“The All-New Astra features outstanding design and class-leading levels of technology,” he stated.
“The All-New Astra has been developed with greatest care, down to the smallest detail, with the option of an electrified powertrain.
“We are optimistic that the next generation Astra will be a bestseller and continue to attract new customers to the brand.”
On the plug-in vehicles, power will vary from 81kW to 96kW, with an eight-speed automatic transmission available for the more powerful models.
The latest automated driving aid technology will be included in the new Astra.
To ensure that the vehicles can detect any type of road hazard, four body cameras and five radar sensors will be combined.
Lane changes can be made semi-automatically, and the model can adjust its speed in curves.
Vauxhall has confirmed that the new car’s order books will open in the autumn.
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By early next year, the first clients should have received their new Astra.
Later this year, more information, including pricing and specifications, is planned to be available.
Vauxhall’s new Astra is the company’s first vehicle to incorporate its new design philosophy.
Vauxhall’s Vice President of Design, Mark Adams, described the automobile as having a “sporty and confident personality.”