This year’s International Motor Show (IAA) will see the premiere of the new brit-built Vauxhall Astra. Built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, the new Astra will be displayed in Frankfurt having shed 200kg from the outgoing model, whilst increasing the interior space.
Powered by new petrol and diesel engines, the new Astra will debut the new 1.4-litre (145PS) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo four-cylinder unit, which shares the same family as the one-litre, three-cylinder engine seen in the Corsa, Adam and Viva.
The new Astra will be the first Vauxhall to be equipped with OnStar, Vauxhall’s new connected-car service. OnStar features a high speed 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notifications and stolen vehicle recovery technology. It will also be one of the first vehicles from a volume franchise to include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, making it a leader in its class.