Here it is – New Astra. Now in its seventh generation, it’s a bold reboot of our iconic, British-made hatchback, still proudly built in the UK.
It’s now lighter in weight, roomier inside and more compact than ever, and brings together clever engineering with premium design, powered by a new range of ultra-efficient engines.
On the road, New Astra is a seriously addictive drive, because it’s shaped around your life – and living it. So why not see what you make of it?
We designed New Astra to show off its new edge, lightweight build and drop a few hints at all the clever technology inside too.
Those flowing lines and sculpted body, along with the rising curve of its floating roof all come together to give it serious presence, whichever way you look at it.
It’s all made to bring out its solid yet sporty character, for a drive as pleasing as it is awesome to look at.
Smart LED daytime running lights, sharp lines and streamlined curves – the New Astra design has plenty of bright ideas to catch the eye.
*Please note that LED tail lamps and IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights are optional at extra cost on SRi and Elite models only.
Sit inside and take a look around. Every interior for New Astra is made using high quality materials that go beyond what you might expect. We’re launching New Astra with five exciting trim levels to suit all kinds of life, whether it’s family, work or play.
But whichever trim you choose, you’ll find first-rate design and build matched by standard equipment that’s far from standard.
We think you’ll love the bigger sense of space and all the creature comforts inside the New Astra.
Seat ergonomics and plenty of adjustable settings help you find that perfect driving position (however long your journeys), and you can upgrade to AGR* ergonomic sports-style front seats if you like.
Inside New Astra you’ll find it quieter, calmer and larger than ever before. You’ll notice higher quality materials, sophisticated colour choices and calm ambient lighting that make New Astra a very nice place to be indeed.
*AGR seats are certified by the German organisation Aktion Gesunder Rücken (Campaign for Healthier Backs), a European centre of excellence for ergonomic design. AGR seats are standard for both front seats on Elite models and optional for the driver‘s seat on all other models, except for Energy.
Built in Britain and made for the twists, turns and quirks of UK roads, we’ve powered up New Astra with a brand new set of lightweight engines.
New ECOTEC petrol and diesel engines are more efficient in every way. They deliver smooth, ample power in combination with New Astra’s lightweight body for an agile and responsive drive.
This is especially true of the ecoFLEX engines. All turbo-charged, strong and powerful, they deliver exceptional fuel economy and emissions levels for maximum efficiency with an equally impressive dynamic driving experience.
*Not available on 1.4100PS models.
Where New Astra leads, we think others are bound to follow. Take a look inside and maybe you’ll see why. Everywhere you look and feel, you’ll find premiumclass materials and more than a few great ideas that come as standard.
We’ve built them into New Astra to make driving easier, safer and more fun thanever. It’s future thinking we’re proud to lead.
*Optional at extra cost on SRi and Elite models only. **Compatibility and certain functions might be a bit different depending on the type of smartphone and operating system you’re using.
New Astra comes with plenty of premium features and bright ideas, and IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights that automatically avoid dazzling other drivers. In fact, it’s the first time this technology has featured in any car in New Astra’s class.
Here’s a not-so bright idea for driving at night. Smart headlights that automatically adjust the shape of your high beam headlights to avoid dazzling other drivers. It’s called IntelliLux LED Matrix headlight technology, means you’ll never have to switch between high and low beam again. It also gives you more time to react to potential hazards, making for safer driving.
IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights are made up of 16 separate LED elements.
In a millisecond, each individual LED can detect and react to the presence of moving vehicles to automatically and continuously adjust the profile of the beam. This makes sure that your high beam is always glare-free, whilst wide and long enough for maximum visibility.
This means that you’re always using the safest lighting in any situation. In particular, driving at night is safer for other people and more relaxed for you. And the outstanding reliability and longevity of IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights gives you maximum use whenever you need to light your way.
The IntelliLux LED Matrix system* also includes a few other smart lighting options:
*Optional at extra cost on New Astra SRi and Elite models only.
Built for the fast-moving demands of the 21st century, the seventh generation New Astra is made for people who love to get behind the wheel, but want the benefits of smart sensing technology. New Astra’s front camera system is an advanced driver assistance system that senses hazards in advance and only gives safety warnings when you need them, while keeping you in full control at the wheel.
Keeping an ever-watchful, never-tiring electronic eye on the road ahead, New Astra’s front camera system supports your own road sense to help prevent scrapes, keep track of speed limits and make life safer for you and your passengers.
Standard with the Driving Assistance Pack on New Astra SRi models, the front camera system is more than a first in a car of this class – it’s one of the most sophisticated driver assistance systems ever engineered in a car.
Space and comfort was top of our list when we designed the New Astra’s interior, starting with extra room to make yourself nice and comfy in the back, as well as a generous boot for whatever you get up to.
New Astra is all about setting new standards for comfort and technology. Why? Simply to make life on the road easier, fun and more enjoyable for you. An electrically adjustable leather front driver’s seat memorise’s your personal settings, with integral massaging and ventilation to keep you relaxed and cool*.
Heated front and rear seats** are a cosy treat in the chilly months, and the advanced Electronic Climate Control (ECC)***, lets you set different temperatures for areas of the car – handy when you’re travelling with friends and family.
You can also choose the AirWellness system**** that airs the cabin with two subtly different herbal scents – Energising Dark Wood or Balancing Green Tea.
*Optional power front seats on Elite models include a driver's seat massage function, electrically operated adjustment with seat memory function and pneumatically adjustable backrest side bolsters. Both front seats feature active ventilation for the seat rest and seat cushion. **Heated front seats are standard with Energy, and come with the Winter Pack, which is optional on SRi models. Heated front and outer rear seats are standard on Elite models. ***ECC is standard on Elite models, optional on SRi. ****AirWellness scent diffuser optional on all models in conjunction with the PowerFlex bar.
Smartphone or tablet, Android or Apple iOS – our ingenious R4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system connects with your dashboard touchscreen and audio system to access apps and give you music, phone and satnav on the go. What’s also nice is that IntelliLink is yet another top-class standard feature you’ll find across the entire New Astra range.
Wherever you go, Intellilink keeps you in touch and entertained.
Now there’s no excuse not to call home. Every New Astra features our R4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with Bluetooth® and USB connectivity for all Android or Apple iOS smartphones and tablets.* And digital radio comes as standard too.
Once it’s connected to your device, IntelliLink lets you project your smartphone to the large colour touch-screen display – perfect for safely making calls and checking information while you drive.
*Please note that compatibility and certain functions may be different depending on the type of device and operating system you’re using with the IntelliLink systems
If you love all the premium features of New Astra, but you’d like a little more space in the boot, the upcoming New Astra Sports Tourer is well worth the wait.
Not only will it hold up to 1630 litres - rest assured that is a whole lot of space - you can also order a foot-operated remote sensor control to open and close the tailgate – a good idea when you’re carrying heavy loads.
Available to order now, New Astra Sports Tourer will be delivered in Spring 2016, when you’ll also be able to take a test drive and discover it for yourself.
The Astra is now in its seventh generation, and features a total redesign inside and out, class-leading innovation throughout and a brand new series of lean, efficient engines all just waiting to be discovered. So here are seven excellent reasons why New Astra just has to be experienced.