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Vauxhall will launch a saloon version of the Astra as part of the range's mid-life changes
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16 March 2012

Vauxhall is planning to launch a saloon version of the Astra as part of a series of mid-life changes to the rest of the range due later this summer. However, the four-door is not destined for the UK, instead being reserved for select European markets where such cars traditionally outsell hatchbacks.

The Astra five-door’s changes are understood to be purely cosmetic, focusing on a revised design for the grille, headlights and lower bumper at the front. LED daytime lights will also be added in the front headlight units.

Vauxhall’s new 2.0-litre CDTi BiTurbo diesel engine is also likely to find a home in the Astra five-door as the firm widens its application. The three-door GTC is also understood to receive the same engine.

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xxxx 19 March 2012

Re: Vauxhall Astra saloon spied

507 wrote:
Another loss maker for the sub standard Opel/Vauxhall! Saab is showing the way into oblivion!

As you think you know the future so well can you predict the lottery numbers years in advance too?

Paul123 18 March 2012

Re: Vauxhall Astra saloon spied

Fidji wrote:
I like the idea of a saloon this size, although I expect it will sell better in the rest of Europe than here

According to Autocar, "...the four-door is not destined for the UK, instead being reserved for select European markets." So, as someone else has already said, it's not even a Vauxhall - it's an Opel that we'll never get to see here. A shame, as I'd have thought this could be a useful niche for Vauxhall to exploit.

507 18 March 2012

Re: Vauxhall Astra saloon spied

Another loss maker for the sub standard Opel/Vauxhall! Saab is showing the way into oblivion!

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