► Updated Astra hatch is on the way
► First to be electrified
► Full reveal soon
Vauxhall has revealed the first images of the all-new Asta hatchback. Featuring the same, bold ‘visor’ that’s given the Mokka cooler new image, the next Astra continues Vauxhall’s stylish ascent – and will also be the brand’s first electrified compact.
‘The All-New Astra will open an exciting new chapter in the 41-year history of our popular compact model,’ said Paul Willcox, managing director of Vauxhall. ‘We are confident that the next generation Vauxhall Astra will make a powerful impression and attract new customers to the brand, especially now Astra will be electrified for the first time.’
What do we know?
The Astra’s visor will enclose ultra-slim IntelliLux LEDS headlamps, while the rear will keep the same retro-modern centralized text as the new Mokka.
Inside, fresh renders show a dual touchscreen layout, with a good amount of functionality moved to the steering wheel. Thankfully there are buttons too, and Vauxhall adds ‘Physical controls are reduced to the core functions,’ which hopefully means it’ll be techy but practical in real-world use.
Either way, it’s clear the next Astra has up market aspirations.
The next Astra will be available in both five-door hatch and Sports Tourer estate variants, and as mentioned it’ll also come in electric for the first time.
We’ll update this story when we know more.
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