Vauxhall has released a first look at its new Astra, which will be the first generation of the British brand’s compact car to be electrified.
Paul Willcox, MD of Vauxhall, said, “The new Astra will open an exciting new chapter in the 41-year history of our popular compact model. 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.”
From an interior perspective, the car will feature Vauxhall’s next generation ‘Pure Panel’ digital cockpit with fully glazed surfaces , consisting of two widescreen displays delivering information in a horizontal driver-oriented format. Physical controls are reduced to the core functions in the form of a number of simple buttons on the dash, while the interior will also feature new (to Vauxhall) materials and an ergonomic seat design.
Designed by a team led by British design VP Mark Adams, the next generation Astra will be available as a five-door hatchback and an estate, marking a continuation of Vauxhall’s efforts to electrify the brand’s entire product portfolio.