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Vauxhall astra Price in India, Launch Date, Mileage, Specifications

The Vauxhall Astra is at the front of the pack with the very best in the small family ride class, competing strongly against the VW Golf and SEAT Leon.
It was developed in the UK and it shows - it drives really good on our roads. It also looks great, inside and out, while there’s more space inside than in the old car, even though the new model is smaller on the outside.



Efficient engines, the very latest technology and prices lower than its former all add to the new Astra’s appeal. The 1.0-litre SRi model is arguably the pick of the line-up, thanks to its blend of gutsy performance, agile handling, sharp looks and a generous amount of standard equipment.
If that wasn't enough, it was also named 2016 Compact Family Car of the Year at our annual New Car Awards.
The Vauxhall Astra hatchback is one of the  favourites in the compact family hatch class, despite not always being the most competitive car in it. The previous generation had impressive build quality, but lacked any real dynamic ability behind the wheel and prices were on the steep side.
At the bottom end, Vauxhall’s great 1.0-litre 3cyl turbo petrol has 104bhp, while the cheapest 1.4-litre petrol has 99bhp. There are also two power variants of the 1.4-litre turbo - 124bhp or 149bhp - and the fastest Astra is the 197bhp 1.6 turbo petrol available on SRi and Elite trims.

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There are three 1.6-litre diesel engines available. Vauxhall brands the 1.6 CDTi variants Whisper Diesels, and they come with 109bhp or 135bhp. Or there's the 159bhp BiTurbo CDTi. If you want an automatic gearbox, the option is available with the 1.0 and 1.4-litre petrol engines, plus the 125bhp 1.6 CDTi diesel.
Vauxhall’s most recent cars have been subject to revised prices and improved spec levels, with the supermini being subject to that first.

Engines, performance and drive


The Astra’s weight loss of up to 200kg has helped engineers deliver a car that rides on the firm side of comfortable over nasty British roads, yet won’t leave you wincing over the worst pot holes.  It also ensures the car doesn’t feel underpowered, even with the 104bhp 1.0-litre changed engine.
The car not as rigid in its animated settings – SRi models and above sit on the shame chassis settings as other cars, with only wheel and tyre combinations making a slight difference to the ride and handling balance. For the record, we’d be very happy with an SRi model.
The engines are a real highlight of the way the Astra drives, though. The ‘Whisper’ diesels may not be whisper quiet, but they’re not as clattery as rivals’ engines, while performance is impressive. The 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine is punchier than you might imagine, too, while the 1.6 petrol turbo is also excitingly swift.
In corners, the steering feels light and quick, and while there isn’t a lot of feedback, it allows you to make the most of the  grip on offer and place the car easily through bendsmodels.
We’ve yet to try an auto Astra, but the manual box is easy enough to use, if not quite as slick as a Ford Focus’ shift.

Depreciation

The Astra has never been a particularly strong performer when it comes to depreciation, due to the numbers finding their way onto the market and the fact that the old car was never a class leader. Being first with new tech on the market will mean that the Astra will be first with new tech on the used market, too, which will contribute to better residual values than the old model.
Interior, design and technology
1.Astra has a premium looking and feeling interior with a dashboard dominated by a seven- or eight-inch touchscreen
2.Compared with some of its moderate styled rivals, the latest Astra looks sharp.
3.From the neatly  front bumper and grille to the swept-back headlamps and sharp creases running down the sides, it packs plenty of visual punch. In SRi guise, the Vauxhall looks sporty, and this is enhanced by standard-fit 17-inch alloy wheels.
4.A rising window line follows the ridge running through the door handles, culminating in a flick that almost meets the roof at the top of the bootlid.
5. This design arrive does reduce rear visibility, but the upshot is that it gives the Astra an athletic stance in profile.
5.Narrow tail-lights mounted high up continue the sporty theme, while a boot spoiler and narrow rear window make the car look more compact.
7.Climb inside and you’ll find soft-touch plastic on the dash, high-grade leather for the steering wheel, plus lots of piano-black plastic to give the car a premium feel.
8.Vauxhall interior design has been impressive of late, with a stylish, easy to use dash and good quality materials used, too.
9.That screen sits neatly in a classy piano black surround that stretches across the width of the dashboard and is underlined by a stylish piece of chrome effect trim.
10.The main instruments also have an information screen between them and the graphics are nice and clear – although strangely there are no obvious markings for 30mph and 70mph on the speedo

Reliability and Safety

New Astra gets impressive safety kit and we’d expect reliability to be okay, although Vauxhall’s Driver Power ranking is poor.
Euro NCAP awarded the Astra five stars for crash safety in 2015, and the car benefits from a full range of driver aids and equipment, including electronic stability control, six airbags and OnStar, which can assist you in the event of an emergency.
There’s autonomous emergency braking to help prevent you bumping into the car in front at low speeds, while the car will even tell you if you’re travelling a safe distance from the car in front.
 if it wandering out of your lane on the motorway, while Lane Keep Assist will gently turn the steering wheel to help keep you in lane.

Warranty

Vauxhall’s Lifetime Warranty is no longer – the company didn’t see much value in it and consumers didn’t seem that bothered either. So instead, there’s now a standard three-year warranty that’s a match for rivals’ cover.
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