Combining high functionality with elegant design, the latest-generation Sports Tourer has a stable, robust stance, complete with muscular rear-wheel arch contours and divided rear-light clusters. With its slightly arched, sloping roofline, it appears sleeker and longer than the original – an effect further enhanced by the divided C-pillar.
While it has the same dimensions as the outgoing model, the New Astra Sports Tourer offers much more space for drivers, passengers and luggage alike.
The Sports Tourer Elite models come with 40/20/40 foldable rear seats – enabling even more flexible loading space. Our FlexOrganiser product range with side rails, dividing-nets and various fastening options is also available, so all loaded materials can be stored easily. Even more impressive is the total luggage capacity – now up to 1630 litres, which is 80 litres more than the previous model.
For the first time on a Vauxhall, the boot can be opened without a touch or a remote control. Using ‘Keyless Entry and Start’, a simple, small kicking motion under the rear bumper will open it, and a second kicking motion will close it. (The boot can still be opened by a switch on the driver’s side of the car or via the key’s remote control.)
The powertrain portfolio features petrol and diesel units ranging from 100PS to 200PS, including an all-new 1.4-litre (150PS) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo and the recently-launched 1.6-litre CDTi Whisper Diesel. The 200PS version of the 1.6-litre ECOTEC petrol engine also made its world premiere at Frankfurt.
Depending on model and trim level, the chassis is up to 200kg lighter than its predecessor. Every New Astra Sports Tourer component has been checked for compact design and lightweight materials. The body-shell weight alone has been reduced by 20 per cent from 357kg to 280kg.
Additional chassis changes have enabled a further 50kg weight loss. The changes include high-strength and ultra-high-strength low-weight steels, compact subframes and weight reductions to the front and rear axle.
The Astra Sports Tourer features OnStar, our ground-breaking personal assistance and connectivity technology. OnStar includes a high-speed 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, emergency response notification and stolen-vehicle recovery alert. The Sports Tourer will also feature Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available through our updated IntelliLink infotainment system.
(Standard on SRi and Elite models, optional on the other trims).
New Astra Sports Tourer is available with CO2 emissions from 86g/km**, falling in the Benefit-in-Kind tax bracket of 16%, which, when combined with its low P11D pricing, optimises company car driver taxation. Sports Tourer also offers company car drivers excellent economy and fuel-cost efficiencies to go with the practical capabilities of the Sports Tourer.
The Vauxhall Business Model range offers the perfect New Astra Sports Tourer model for all company car drivers, whatever their requirements. The Design model offers tax-busting low P11D prices, while the Tech Line offers all the equipment company car drivers need for business on the road. All of these models are available with ecoFLEX engine technology, meaning CO2 emissions start from 86g/km** to ensure tax and fuel savings.
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*Excludes fuel and lubricants, congestion charges, parking and speeding fines, and the £250 insurance excess (if applicable). Terms and conditions apply.
**Provisional data, subject to confirmation