Vauxhall set their sights on established rivals with premium additions to the Astra
The Vauxhall Astra is a timeless classic on UK roads and ever since its original launch way back in 1980, it has come a long way.
The latest iteration of the Astra – now in its eighth generation - could go on to be one of the most important in the model’s history, with Vauxhall implementing a major facelift back in 2021.
With sleek and stylish new looks, the Astra has been reinvigorated with some of its premium rivals now in its sights.
Historically, the Astra rivals the Ford Focus and the Volkswagen Golf but following the latest round of updates, some could even argue it is edging ever closer to becoming an affordable BMW 1 Series alternative.
Can it close in on the established German heavyweights? We wanted to find out more.
What did we drive?
Model: 1.2L Turbo 130 Ultimate 5dr
Power: 130PS - Petrol
Colour: Carbon Black
OTR: From £26,610
Price of model driven: £35,115
*Prices correct at the time of publication