The Model Year 2013 models will become available during August, with order banks now open. Pricing remains unchanged and pictures for New Astra will be released next week.


New Astra MY2013 changes include:


  • All models feature re-designed front bumper with repositioned brand bar in the upper grille, restyled lower front grille, new front indicators and a new design of fog light (where fitted)
  • All models benefit from new design rear bumper with chrome-effect lower moulding
  • SE and Elite models gain chrome-effect inserts in their body-coloured exterior door handles
  • Various models benefit from revised interior trim updates, including (for SE, Elite and SRi models) a revised centre console with two cup holders, integral storage, adjustable armrest and manual parking brake (in lieu of electric parking brake)
  • New 1.7CDTi 16v (110PS and 130PS) ecoFLEX non-Start/Stop engines introduced, with (provisional) CO2 emissions of 118g/km (hatchbacks, 119g/km Sports Tourers) and 62.8mpg (Combined) economy. The current 1.7CDTi 16v (125PS) engine will be discontinued
  • SRi VX-Line trim discontinued
  • DAB digital radio where fitted as standard or as extra-cost option, upgraded to Digital Multimedia Broadcast (DMB) digital radio
  • Watt’s link rear suspension no longer available on hatchback or Sports Tourer versions of the Expression, ES, Exclusiv, Active, Active Limited Edition and Tech Line models with the 1.4i 16v VVT (87PS & 100PS) and 1.6i 16v VVT petrol engines, or the 1.3CDTi 16v (95PS) ecoFLEX Start/Stop and non-Start/Stop and the 1.7CDTi 16v (110PS) ecoFLEX diesel engines
  • New design 17-inch five-spoke split alloy wheel for SRi, new steel wheel covers for Exclusiv
  • Technical Grey, Waterworld and Silky Shadow paint options have been discontinued
  • Sculpture Bronze, Phantom Grey and Deep Sky metallic paints introduced as extra-cost options


A number of new option packs have been released for New Astra:


  • Rear View Camera Pack (includes Navi 600 satellite navigation) available as extra-cost option on Exclusiv, SE, Elite and SRi
  • Driving Assistance Pack 1 (requires Premium Forward Lighting Pack). Includes Sight and Light Pack, Front Camera System, Following Distance Indicator, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Traffic Sign Recognition – available as extra-cost option on SE, Elite and SRi
  • Winter Pack (heated front seats, heated leather-covered steering wheel) – available as extra-cost option on Exclusiv, Tech Line, SE, Elite and SRi
  • Towing Pack no longer available on ES, Exclusiv, Tech Line, Active and Active Limited Edition models


Other option changes include:


  • New design 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheel and 19-inch bi-colour five-spoke alloy wheel – available at extra cost on SRi
  • LED daytime running lights – available at extra cost on Exclusiv, Tech Line, SE, Elite and SRi