Latest model will be on show in the UK for the first time at Brands Hatch this weekend
2 October 2009

Vauxhall will show its new Astra in the UK fro the first time at the last round of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) this weekend

With Vauxhall’s factory team leaving the BTCC after the Brands Hatch this weekend, the British firm has has decided to celebrate its twenty years in the sport.

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There will be a large stand at the Kent circuit tomorrow, showcasing many of Vauxhall’s previous touring cars as well as the entire current product range, including the upcoming Astra.

The sixth generation Astra will be slightly longer and wider than the last model, with clever Watts link rear suspension to try and offer involving handling and good ride comfort, with Vauxhall’s FlexRide adaptive damping an option.

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Vauxhall Astra 2009-2015

The Vauxhall Astra is one of the best-looking hatchbacks, but average dynamics and performance hamper its overall appeal

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