Vauxhall have revealed the new Astra estate – the Sports Tourer
Prices start at £15,750 for the 1.4-litre ES
Standard kit includes airbags, air-con and Electronic Stability Control
The Sports Tourer has an extra 30 litres of boot space over the hatchback
Six engines will be available at launch
Vauxhall's new Astra Sports Tourer has been revealed at the Paris motor show.
The estate version of the Astra hatchback will go on sale by the end of this year and will cost from £16,575, the company has revealed. It will be built at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant
The base model 1.4-litre ES starts at £16,575 – more than £500 less than the current entry-level Astra Estate. That's also a premium over the five-door hatch of £995.
Standard equipment includes air conditioning, curtain airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Parking Brake, an aux-in socket and Active Safety Front Head Restraints. The top of the range 2.0-litre SRI automatic will cost £23,900.
Six engines will be available from launch, with a low-CO2, 1.3-litre turbodiesel with stop/start available soon afterwards.
A 1.4i Turbo developing 138bhp has combined economy of 45.6mpg and CO2 emissions of 145g/km.
The most powerful engine in the range, the 2.0 CDTi with 158bhp, will have a Combined economy of 55.4mpg and CO2 emissions of 134g/km.
The Sports Tourer will have a rear boot space of 500 litres (with rear seats up), 30-litres more than the hatchback.
The new Astra range has already sold more than 28,000 units in the UK and Vauxhall expects the Sports Tourer to account for approximately 10 per cent of all future sales.