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Brand New Vauxhall Astra 115kW GS 54kWh 5dr Auto

Only £4999 Advance payment

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control with intelligent speed adaptionBluetooth connectivity
Breakdown call (b-call)Digital central facia with audio information, digital clock with automatic RDS time adjustment and Outside air temperature with ice warning function
Digital instrument clusterDrive mode selector
Drive SmartDriver information display
eCall emergency systemEV information display
Extended traffic sign recognitionFront and rear parking distance sensors
Front camera systemHandsfree calls via steering wheel controls
In-crash brakingIntelli vision 360 degree panoramic parking camera
Lane departure warning with lane keep assistLights on audible warning
Live navigation plusMulti function trip computer
Natural voice recognition with satellite navigation commands, phone connectivity functions, choice of music playback and operation of electronic climaOver the air updates and WiFi updates
PASPhone book access
Pure Panel pro 10" Digital instrument cluster and 10" Infotainment colour touchscreen with full glass executionService interval indicator
Speed sign recognitionVauxhall connect
Vehicle microphoneVehicle status and information

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

11 kW onboard chargerMode 3 charging cable

Entertainment

6 speakersAM/FM stereo radio with 36 station presets
DAB Digital radioFront USB connection
RDS with traffic programmeSmartphone interface with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Wireless smartphone projection
Steering wheel audio, phone and cruise controlsUSB connection with iPod control

Exterior Features

Active bonnet/headlight/wiper structureAdaptive brake lights
Automatic lighting controlBlack door mirrors
Black Griffin logo and vizor frameBlack lower window frame moulding
Body colour sports style bumpers with high gloss black lower front grille decor blade and rear valance panelBody coloured door handles
Dark tinted rear windowsDoor to door illumination
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors + puddle lightsElectrically operated front and rear windows with safety auto reverse and one touch up/down facility
Frameless anti dazzle rear-view mirrorHeated rear window
High beam assistIntermittent rear window wash/wipe
LED daytime running lightsLED front fog lights
LED HeadlightsLED side repeat indicators
LED tail lightsManual headlight levelling
Rear side wing doorsShark fin aerial
Soundproof insulated windscreenThird brake light
Two speed rain-sensitive windscreen wipers with variable intermittent wipeWindscreen and side window demist vents

Interior Features

12V electrical accessory socket in front3 seat bench in 2nd row
60/40 split folding rear seatAlloy effect sports pedals
Ambient light (customisable with 8 colours)Black headliner
Centre rear seat armrest and load through facilityChrome effect interior door handles
Driver's and front passenger's sunvisorsDrivers ergonomic active sports-style seat (AGR approved)
Dual zone electronic climate controlEight way adjustable height, reach, tilt, backrest, seat cushion extension, head restraint in drivers seat
Fade up/down front and rear courtesy lightFolding storage box on driver side lower facia
Four adjustable facia ventsFour lashing eyes in load compartment
Four way adjustable height, reach, backrest, head restraint in front passengers seatFour way electrical lumbar adjustment
Front and rear seatbeltsFront centre armrest with cupholder
Front door pocketsFront head restraints
Fully carpeted load areaGlovebox with lid
Greta fabric upholstery with side bolsters and surroundsHeated front seats
Heated steering wheelIlluminated load area
Illuminated vanity mirrorsInterior tailgate handle
Isofix child seat mounting points on outer rear seatsLuggage compartment cover
Pollen filterReach and rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre headrestRear door pockets
Rear head restraintsRear reading lights
Single front passenger seatStorage compartment in centre console
Three spoke flat bottom perforated leather covered steering wheelTwin gas assisted tailgate struts
Two drinks holder in centre console 

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seat belts8 Airbags - Drivers and front passengers airbags, Front seat side-impact airbags and Full-size curtain airbags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)Automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection
Child locks on rear doorsCornering brake control
Deactivation switch for front passengers front and side impact airbagsDrag torque control
Driver drowsiness alert systemElectronic brake force distribution
Electronic parking brakeEmergency brake assist
ESC - Electronic Stability Control + traction controlFading brake support
Forward collision alert at all speedFront and outer rear seatbelt force limiters
Hill start assistOuter rear seatbelt pretensioners
Rollover mitigationSeatbelt unfastened audible warning and warning light
Straight line stability controlTyre pressure monitoring system
Upper and lower bumper design to reduce upper and lower leg injuries 

Security

Deadlocking systemKey left in ignition audible warning
Keyless entry and startLocking wheel nuts
Remote control central lockingRemote control ultrasonic security alarm system

Trim

Black facia with isabella trim insertsInstrument panel bar in Liquid palladium
Mistral black trim inserts on front doors 

Wheels

18" Black alloy wheelsEmergency tyre inflation kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Electric Vehicle Data

Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty70Battery Capacity in kWh54
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)1585Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW2.3Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)480
Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change0-100Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW7
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)345Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change0-100
Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW11Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)26
Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change20-80Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW100
Battery TypeLithium-ionCharging Port LocationLeft Side Rear
Coupler/Connector TypeCCS Type 2Maximum Charging Rate - kW100
Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage100000Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years8
Usable Battery Capacity51.5WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - City11.6
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb14.8WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Extra High19.3
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - High13.3WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Low11.5
WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Medium11.7WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - City5.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb4.2WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Extra High3.2
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - High4.7WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Low5.4
WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Medium5.3WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - City532
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb417WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEH409
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb - TEL417WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High - TEH409
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - High - TEL415WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - City331
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb259WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEH254
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb - TEL259WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High - TEH254
WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - High - TEL258 

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)0 

Engine and Drive Train

CC1Gears1 SPEED
TransmissionAUTO 

General

Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrueBadge Engine CC0.0
Badge Power156Coin SeriesGS
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0726E
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage16000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.2Engine Power - BHP156
Engine Power - KW115Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT199Engine Torque - MKG27.5
Engine Torque - NM270Top Speed105

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelN/A

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front215/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear215/45 R18Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type18" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1441Length4374
Wheelbase2675Width1860
Width (including mirrors)2062 

Weight and Capacities

Gross Vehicle Weight2100Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1268
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)352Max. Loading Weight421
Max. Roof Load75Minimum Kerbweight1679
No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Vauxhall Astra Electric

Vauxhall's Astra Electric delivers a fourth powertrain option to this eighth generation family hatch. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Vauxhall aims to be an EV-only manufacturer by 2028, so it needs to get on with delivering us more full-battery models. Like this one, the Astra Electric. It shares all its engineering with a Peugeot e-308 and, like that Stellantis Group cousin, is available in hatch and Sports Tourer estate form with very class-competitive range and charging stats.

Background

Vauxhall finds itself in a dilemma. With the latest range of Griffin-badged models, marque owner the Stellantis Group has instructed the brand to push up prices, aim at private customers and switch away from the low-margin fleet sales that have sustained this manufacturer for the last few decades. Yet here, it's introducing its first all-electric family hatchback, the Astra Electric, into an EV market 70% of which is dominated by registrations made to fleets and businesses. How these people will feel about plump pricing which pitches this car in the £40,000 to £45,000 bracket it'll be interesting to see. There's certainly no sign of pricing for electric vehicles getting anywhere near the figures being asked for their combustion-powered counterparts. As with its identically engineered Stellantis Group cousin the Peugeot e-308, the Astra Electric (available in hatch or Sports Tourer estate forms) joins a range with three combustion alternatives, conventional petrol and diesel Astras selling alongside a Plug-in Hybrid version. Why would you pay the extra for this full-EV model? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

No surprises with the drivetrain here. All other Astras share everything with equivalent versions of Peugeot's 308 and so does this Astra Electric. Which means you get a 54kWh battery pack powering a front-mounted 152bhp electric motor putting out a healthy 270Nm of torque. This kind of output ought to be enough for a car of this size, but because it shares much the same 1.6-tonne kerb weight as the Hybrid variants, you can expect the initially rapid start-off punch to tail off pretty rapidly, the 62mph benchmark finally reached in just 9.2 seconds, on the way to a modest top speed of 106mph. Through the corners, you'll feel the extra weight of that big battery, but as usual in an EV, its central lower down positioning minimises the downside by lowering the centre of gravity. There are no steering wheel paddles to alter brake regeneration, but Vauxhall does provide three driving modes - 'Sport', 'Normal and 'Eco' - with the non-'Sport' settings delivering a little less power in order to preserve driving range, which is quoted at 258 miles. Tech features include Vauxhall's IntelliLux pixel LED headlamps making another appearance with top spec trim, automatically adjusting their beams to road conditions, weather and surrounding traffic. Plusher versions also get the brand's upgraded 'Intelli-Drive 1.0' front camera and radar system that allows an improved level of detection - the 'Forward Collision Alert' system for instance, gains the ability to pick out cyclists. And with 'Intelli-Drive 1.0', three further features are added to the car's repertoire; there's 'Side blind spot alert', which uses ultra-sonic rear bumper sensors to detect a vehicle in your blind spot; 'Lane positioning assist', which helps position you in your lane or follow a vehicle ahead; and 'Rear cross traffic alert', which warns you of approaching vehicles when you're reversing out of a space. So-called 'e-horizon' connectivity enables the system to adapt the car's speed in curves, make speed recommendations to the driver and perform semi-autonomous lane changes.

Design and Build

The Astra Electric comes in either hatch or Sports Tourer estate forms, but you'll struggle to tell either apart from a combustion-engined Astra model, unless you happen to notice the lack of exhaust pipes. The 18-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels (optionally available in black) that feature only on top-spec versions of other Astras are standard here. There are no changes inside to distinguish this full-battery model - apart from the expected EV differences on the instrument and infotainment screens. Like all the latest versions of this Astra above base trim, these 10-inch displays feature the brand's more sophisticated-looking 'Pure Panel Pro' arrangement where the screen surrounds are fully glazed. The back seat is identical to that of any other Astra, which means it's fine for a couple of adults but a fraction more cramped than the class norm. The 54kWh battery doesn't impact it, located in the car's rear structure and carefully packaged so that it takes up no more space than the much smaller 12.4kWh battery that features in the Plug-in Hybrid version of this model. That means luggage space figures of 352-litres with the hatch and 548-litres with the Sports Tourer estate. Fold the back seat in the hatch and there's 1268-litres of capacity available - or 1,574-litres with the Sports Tourer estate.

Market and Model

Asking prices start from around £38,000 for this Astra Electric in hatch form with base 'Design' trim: you'll need around £40,000 for mid-range 'GS' trim; and just over £43,000 for plusher 'Ultimate'-spec. The Sports Tourer version prices from around £40,000. In other words, just a bit more than you'd have to pay for the Plug-in Hybrid version. Still, you can expect plenty of equipment for the money, with features like full-LED headlights, digital instrument dials and standard 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring for the centre dash screen. You'll also be able to specify your Astra Electric with an optional 2-tone paint finish. The front seats, developed in-house, are certified by the AGR (a German organisation who campaign for healthier backs) and claim to be exceedingly comfortable for long journeys. The driver is supported by state-of-the-art assistance systems ranging from the 'Intelli-HuD' head-up display to the semi-automated 'Intelli-Drive' assistance system and the 'Intelli-Vision' 360-degree camera. And the brand expects the intelligent 'Intellilux' headlights to be frequently specified option. These use state-of-the-art LED pixel lights. There's also extended traffic sign recognition, rear cross-traffic alert and active lane positioning, which keeps the car in the middle of the driving lane.

Cost of Ownership

We gave you the 258 mile range figure in our 'Driving' section - interestingly, 10 miles more than is quoted for the mechanically-identical Peugeot e-308. To get near to that official WLTP stat, you'll have to make frequent use of the provided 'Brake' button, which will increase the aggressiveness of the brake regeneration system, so recovering more energy back to the 54kWh battery (51kWh usable). Compared to the 50kWh battery used in the Corsa Electric and Mokka Electric models, this one features a new chemical composition comprising 80% nickel, 10% manganese and 10% cobalt, all of which improves efficiency. As do low friction tyres, aero wheel designs and a subtle aero-style EV makeover. Which allows this Astra Electric to run use just 14.9kWh of electricity to cover 62 miles. The brand claims a recharge rate from 10 to 80% in 30 minutes using a 100kW charger. It's 5 hours 45 minutes using an 11kW public charger; and 8 hours using a 7kW garage wallbox. Via the 'My Vauxhall' smartphone app or by using the vehicle's touchscreen, owners can schedule a wake-up time for the battery. This means that the cells can be at the optimal temperature for efficiency from the time you start up, plus of course the interior can also be pre-cooled or pre-heated too. Owners can opt to purchase a single service plan to cover all essential maintenance. Service intervals are every year or 20,000 miles. And with the Astra Electric, you'll be given a certificate of battery capacity after each service; the 54kWh battery comes with an eight year / 100,000 warranty for 70% of its capacity.

Summary

The Astra is no longer amongst the highest volume players in the family hatch segment but this full-electric version has the potential to be amongst the leading contenders in the class for full-EV family hatches. Partly of course, that's because this sector is so sparsely populated. Most EVs of this size are Crossovers, like the Volkswagen ID.3 or the Hyundai Kona Electric. The only other true family hatch offered in full-battery form is this EV Astra's Stellantis Group cousin, the Peugeot e-308 - and maybe arguably the Renault Megane E-Tech and the Kia Niro EV. For sales conquests against those cars, the Astra Electric will depend on sharp dealer finance offers - which might well materialise if sales history with Vauxhall's smaller Corsa Electric and Mokka Electric models is any guide. If that happens, then in this one currently small sub-segment, the Astra could return to being the sales leader it once was.

Performance
60%
Handling
60%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
60%
Insurance
70%

* Figures for fuel consumption, the CO2 produced, and/or the pure electric range are provided for comparative purposes only and are based on laboratory testing. The actual figures under real world driving conditions will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions, vehicle load and the health of the battery.

Find a dealer

This vehicle is available at Motability branches.