Latest Astra Sports Tourer to cost from £16,585, and will appear in showrooms from March 2016
22 October 2015

Pricing for the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer has been announced, which  at £16,585.

The estate includes air conditioning, cruise control, electric front and rear windows and remote central locking as standard on the £16,585 base Design spec, with 16in alloy wheels, black roof rails, chrome window trim and a rear spoiler also included. Top-spec Elite models start at £20,605.

The range of engines includes a frugal 1.6-litre diesel engine with stop-start, with claimed figures of 85.6mpg with CO2 emissions of 86g/km while the most punchy 197bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine is available in the sporty SRi-spec.

Vauxhall promises more interior space but improved efficiency and reduced weight with its new Astra Sports Tourer, which made its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

The estate version of the five-door Astra has the same basic dimensions as the model it replaces, with an overall length of 4702mm and a width of 1871mm. However, Vauxhall claims that tweaks to the interior packaging have freed up an additional 26mm of front head room, 28mm more rear head room and an extra 80 litres of luggage space. With the rear seats folded down, the Sports Tourer now has a capacity of 1630 litres.

The Astra wagon’s load bay gets a 40/20/40 split rear seat as standard and it can be enhanced further by optional products from the FlexOrganiser range, including side rails, fasteners and cargo nets. The rear hatch can also be electrically operated and, as an option, opened and closed by waving a foot below the rear bumper.

As with the conventional Astra hatchback, the Sports Tourer makes significant weight gains - up to 200kg, in the case of the estate - thanks to a switch to General Motors' latest D2 platform.

Much of the cabin trim and fascia design is carried over from the recently launched Astra - including Vauxhall’s OnStar connectivity package and an infotainment system that offers Apple’s CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Astra Sports Tourer is will appear in showrooms in March.

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10 September 2015
"As with the conventional Astra hatchback, the Sports Tourer makes significant weight gains - up to 200kg, in the case of the estate - thanks to a switch to General Motors' latest D2 platform."
You mean weight loss, surely? Otherwise looks a nice, if overly long (for the class), car.
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10 September 2015
Having looked at the latest GM offerings disguised as Vauxhalls I can't help noticing the trend is to rip off another manufacturer's design or styling, it is something they do well in the states. Here they are trying to have a VW looking front while the rear is all BMW, are there not any respectable designers at GM anymore? Absolutely nothing unique for the past few years, and the sheep continues to buy.

18 September 2015
Factczech wrote:

Having looked at the latest GM offerings disguised as Vauxhalls I can't help noticing the trend is to rip off another manufacturer's design or styling, it is something they do well in the states. Here they are trying to have a VW looking front while the rear is all BMW, are there not any respectable designers at GM anymore? Absolutely nothing unique for the past few years, and the sheep continues to buy.

I've come to the conclusion that Fatczech writes nothing but total bull on this site (albeit a good troll). Can't decide if he/she works for the broader VW Group (or other German marque) or is a bored student. Either way, keep it up; we all enjoy seeing you make a 'bell' of yourself.

23 October 2015
He made a valid point and your comment was totally uncalled for, ironically the only one looking like a "bell" here is a certain danielcoote.

23 October 2015
Yeah, thats what loads of companies are doing nowadays, the worst offender is Jaguar, who have been combining bits of other cars together since Callum has been at the design helm and unfortunately now Alfa thinks its a good idea as theyve ripped off bits of Audi, BMW and Jaguar for all of the Giulia apart from the front bumper. The rear section of the Astra estate really doesnt work, it just looks stupid.

23 October 2015
typos1 wrote:

The rear section of the Astra estate really doesn't work, it just looks stupid.

. Absolutely agree: the way the bright strip runs across the base of the D-pillar then meets, well, nothing actually, is really poor. Perhaps it's just a cheap way of hiding a joint between the rear quarter panel and the roof. I don't particularly like the C-pillar treatment on the hatch, but at least I understand what the designers were trying to achieve. This, however, is completely incoherent. The previous Astra hatchback, estate and GTC were,IMHO, better resolved and classier looking than the new models.

10 September 2015
"Having looked at the latest GM offerings disguised as Vauxhalls" you really have got a chip on your shoulder about Vauxhall. As to the sheep buying comment, well that's Vauxhall's, sorry GMs' Goal isn't it?

 

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23 October 2015
Hes just stating a fact - the platform and engines are used by loads of other GM brands the world over. And generally they aint very good and never really have been (at least the front drive ones), Autocar seems to rate the new Astra, or it did in the review I read today, but others dont and I m inclined to agree with the others based on GM/Vauxhall's past and the fact that this one still uses the old, cheap, outdated non-independent rear suspension of the old one.

23 October 2015
typos1 wrote:

Hes just stating a fact - the platform and engines are used by loads of other GM brands the world over.

something VW,BMW etc would never do. Of course they do, which of the top 7 large car companies have a totally different range of engines for EACH model??

 

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23 October 2015
typos1 wrote:

GM/Vauxhall's past and the fact that this one still uses the old, cheap, outdated non-independent rear suspension of the old one.

Like the old,cheap outdated rear LEAF SPRING suspension on the NEW £50,000 XC90???? Reminded me of the leaf springs on my old MK1 escort

 

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