There is no denying that the Vauxhall Astra is a truly iconic vehicle in the Vauxhall range and alongside the Corsa, one of the most well-known cars on the road. As such, Vauxhall are set to overhaul the 8th generation of this family hatchback vehicle and excite our customers with some of the changes and features. In this blog, we are going to take a closer look at what some of these changes will look like.
Vauxhall are set to unveil the new 8th generation overhaul of the Vauxhall Astra which will be set to go on sale in 2022. We are liukely to not see an electric version of the Astra just yet, but loyal customers of Vauxhall won’t be disappointed with the latest release in terms of design and features.
Since joining with PSA, Vauxhall as a brand is destined and purposely ensuring that their vehicles are not necessarily styled based upon their Peugeot counterparts. The new Vauxhall Mokka, released recently showcases some of the front grill and vizor styling that we are likely to see on updated Vauxhalls across the range in the future, and the 8th generation Astra is noted to be taking on the glass-like finish seemingly connecting the front headlights together.
What can we expect?
While we mentioned there are seemingly no plans to add an electric model to the Astra range, we can expect two hybrid powertrains to be added to the range. Similar to what we see on the Vauxhall Grandland X. There will also be a front driven model and a more powerful four wheel drive version being released. The four wheel drive version is likely to wear the VXR badge, as Vauxhall is looking to differentiate the sports models across the range. It will certainly make the Vauxhall Astra a great driving experience.
The styling and design are going to be main features
From what we have seen in recent updates and new models being released, Vauxhall is wanting to stand out from the crowd when it comes to vehicle styling. It is important that the vehicles are mirrored in terms of their styling features, and will sleek design elements and sportier features, the Astra will be an iconic game changer in the family hatchback arena when it is released next year.
What they are saying
Designer Mark Adams had this to say:
“Once we became part of the PSA Group, I had the opportunity to just think about how we want this brand to be,” he said. “That was the summary that Carlos [Tavares] gave me:“ Okay, you can do what you want for the brand. ” We had the freedom to do it wherever we wanted. So we came up with this whole philosophy and the look of the car, thinking about how we want to divide brand values down to key elements.”
When it is unveiled this year we have no doubt that we will be looking forward to when the 8th generation Vauxhall Astra will be available on sale.
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