New Astra combines German style and French engineering At a glance New price £24,770 - £33,345 Lease from new From £283 p/mView lease deals Fuel Economy 49.5 - 256.0 mpg Road tax cost £145 - £155 New 7.3 - 37.8 Miles per pound (mpp) What is mpp? PROS Competitive prices Generous equipment levels Lots of safety kit CONS Smaller boot than the VW Golf Estate No high-performance model Plug-in model loses luggage space Following hot on the heels of the new Vauxhall Astra Hatchback comes the estate-bodied Sports Tourer. It's due to hit the UK in the summer of 2022 and goes head-to-head with the estate versions of the popular Ford Focus, SEAT Leon and Volkswagen Golf. It's a bolder-looking…
All-new Astra gets plug-in hybrid and is bristling with tech PROS Powered by excellent Peugeot engines Interior quality looks very impressive Plug-in versions available from launch CONS Electric version won't be here until 2023 Just one diesel power unit available Not the roomiest car in its class Is the new Vauxhall Astra any good? It's too early to say for sure, but as it's closely related to the new Peugeot 308 and we rate that, the signs are looking good. For many a year the Vauxhall Astra was perfectly described as worthy, but dull. However, with the brand now part of the massive Stellantis group of carmakers, that’s all set to change with the latest version of the popular hatchback.…
Adding an electric powertrain to Vauxhall’s Combo Life MPV creates a fine family utility vehicle, if you don’t mind driving a van Verdict Style sells in the car world and few would argue that the Vauxhall Combo-e Life is over-endowed in that department. If, however, you’re perfectly happy to be seen loading the kids, pets and assorted baggage into an electric MPV based on a van, this could prove to be a phenomenally practical and cheap-to-run option. It’s not a thrilling drive but the electric powertrain is smooth, quiet and more-than strong enough. The interior space is outstanding and the tough van-derived interior should stand up well to family use. SUVs may have supplanted mainstream MPVs as the do-it-all family…
Once upon a time, almost every car manufacturer had a version of its 3-door hatchback model. It didn’t matter if it was a sub-compact or compact vehicle category, that option was usually available as well.Today, however, that is not the case and it is a real rarity that a brand, in addition to the classic 5-door variant, offers a three-door version of the same model. The time when you could choose such an option with every hatchback, such as the Volkswagen Golf or the Ford Focus, is long gone.Many remember the set with the Opel Astra and its 3-door GTC coupe versions. Unfortunately, Opel gave up the GTC option in the last generation of this model. When the all-new Astra…
Not content with just offering combustion engine variants, Vauxhall has released the electric Mokka e version, too. Still just as stark to look at and with PSA electric tech underneath, it’s already off to a decent start. As for the combustion engine variant, you can read about that one here. This doesn’t look like a Mokka…Right? But we promise it is. What a design leap ahead of the Mokka’s desperately dull predecessor. The Mokka is the first car under the Opel/Vauxhall banner to debut a new design language spearheaded by Mark Adams and his team, with the new ‘Vizor’ nose being the starkest visual differentiator. You can spec two-tone colours, with the roof and bonnet available in black and a…
Your eyes don’t deceive you: this really is the new Vauxhall Mokka. We, frankly, didn’t quite believe Opel/Vauxhall design boss Mark Adams when he said that the GTX Experimental concept was a preview to this all-new crossover, built from the ground up using PSA platforms and technology. Woah, what a change!Definitely. Gone is the fuddy-duddy and dumpy looks of the Mokka’s predecessor, replaced with an all new and thoroughly modern look from Mark Adams and Co. The all-new Mokka is the start of a new design language from Vauxhall, with the new ‘Vizor’ front panel on the exterior, chunky wheelarches and sharp lines. Inside, there’s a design revolution, too – going beyond even the new Corsa in terms of modernisation.…