Vauxhall has revealed details of the new Astra Estate, making its debut at this month’s motor show and on sale in November.
The estate has a longer wheelbase than its hatchback brother for the benefit of passenger and luggage space, quoted as being a maximum of 1,570 litres with the seats folded. The boot has straight side walls and storage areas both beneath the floor and in either side.
Vauxhall has enhanced FlexOrganiser, an option first seen in the Vectra, and now features horizontal side rails in anodised aluminium. A large range of accessories for the system are also available. Other options include an automatic levelling system, trailer stability program and Hill Start Assist (HSA).
Vauxhall insists the new Estate will still be fun to drive, and can be ordered with adaptive IDS suspension and electronic Continuous Damping Control.
The same range of engines will be available, which means four petrol and three diesel engines with displacements from 1.4 to 2.0 litres and power outputs from 90 to 170 hp.
Transmissions range from a six-speed manual gearbox (for both of the 1.9 CDTi engines and the 2.0 turbo petrol), a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic (optional for 1.8 ECOTEC) as well as the latest version of the Easytronic which is available in combination with the 1.6 TWINPORT.
Prices are yet to be confirmed. The estate goes on sale on 1st November.