Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer review

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 car than its forgettable predecessor, so it features the company’s trademark 'Vizor' front end design, which in GS Line models, is blacked out for a sleek look. Under the skin, it's closely based on the Peugeot 308, where it shares its underpinnings, petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid drivetrains, and much of its interior and safety technology.

What's it like inside?

The Astra Sports Tourer's interior is pretty much identical to the hatchback's, so it gets the same Pure Panel screens for its infotainment system and instruments. Behind a black panel, you get a 10.0-inch digital instrument cluster and a similarly-sized infotainment screen – all models get wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and voice recognition.

What engines are available?

The Astra Sport Tourer shares its engines with the hatchback model, and that means a pair of three-cylinder petrols also used in various small Peugeot, Citroen and DS models. Two power outputs will be offered – 110 and 130hp.

In addition, there’s a 1.5-litre four-cylinder diesel developing 130hp. All of the 130hp models are offered with a slick-shifting six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. The lower-powered petrol model is manual only.

A plug-in hybrid model tops the range. It's powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, a 12.4kWh battery pack and an electric motor. Overall power output is 180hp and the battery only range will be similar to the hatchback's 37 miles

What models and trims are available?

Unlike the old Astra, Vauxhall is keeping the model range nice and slim. So it's availabke in Design and GS Line only. Even the entry-level model comes with LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors and keyless entry and starting.

The range-topping GS Line gains larger 17-inch alloy wheels (as opposed to 16s on the Design trim), a contrasting black roof, rear privacy glass and electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors.

What else should I know?

Like its hatchback cousin, the Astra Sports Tourer is packed with safety features – even the entry-level Design model comes with lane departure warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and a driver drowsiness alert system.

We'll be bringing you more information about the Astra Sports Tourer as it's revealed.

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