Vauxhall has created the new Exclusiv edition of the Astra Convertible.

Based on the £18,895 1.8-litre 16v model, which currently accounts for over half of all Astra Convertible sales, the new Exclusiv model costs £16,995 on the road, a drop of £1,900. To the standard spec, Vauxhall has added £950 of extras.

In addition to the standard remote control power roof, ESP and air-conditioning, the Exclusiv boasts 17-inch five spoke alloys which were previously reserved for the range-topping turbo model. In addition, a blue-coloured soft top (black on Carbon Black models) and cruise control are also fitted, along with part leather Silverstone seat trim, white instruments and front fog lights.  18-inch 11 spoke alloy wheels are available for £200 extra.

The Astra Convertible Exclusiv is available in three colours – Carbon Black, Silver Lightning and Horizon Blue, and the first cars will be available in mid-January.

In addition, the Exclusiv is offered with a choice of zero percent finance over three years with a minimum deposit of 40% or a £1000 Finance Deposit Allowance for orders registered before 31st March.