Vauxhall Astra Makes World Debut in Frankfurt

18-Aug-2015

The all-new Vuaxhall Astra, looking over a mountain view.

The all-new, Brit-built Astra will be officially revealed at the 2015 International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt on September 15th, 2015. Show-goers will witness the big announcement at 09:00 at Stand D09 in Hall 8.0.

 

Built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, the new Astra is up to 200kg lighter than the previous model. And thanks to its clever design it is also smaller on the outside and bigger on the inside.

 

The new model has an impressive powertrain portfolio, including petrol and diesel units ranging from 100PS to 200PS. An all-new 1.4-litre (145PS) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo will also feature in the range. The four-cylinder unit comes from the same family as the one-litre, three-cylinder engine seen in Corsa, ADAM and VIVA.

The Astra will be the first all-new Vauxhall to feature OnStar. This on-board diagnostics system includes a high-speed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology. And that’s not all. The Astra is also one of the first vehicles from a mainstream manufacturer to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available through a new version of the IntelliLink infotainment system.

 

"The all-new Brit-built Astra raises the bar in terms of quality, design and connectivity," said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's Chairman and Managing Director. "Lighter than ever before, with new powertrains and cutting-edge technology including OnStar, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, the new Astra looks set to shake up the C-segment when it arrives in showrooms this autumn."