First Astra Sports Tourer Rolls Off Production Line

The first of Vauxhall’s new Astra Sports Tourer model range has rolled off the production line at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port production plant.

Following the successful launch of the seventh generation Astra late last year, Vauxhall hopes to continue their momentum with the estate version launching in March.

Much like its hatchback sibling, the new Astra Sports Tourer boasts a new lightweight frame, a new design, engine options and the award winning OnStar technology as well as adding to Vauxhall’s UK manufacturing portfolio.

“This first Astra Sports Tourer marks another milestone in the great history of Vauxhall manufacturing in the North-West,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The all-new Astra is of critical importance to Vauxhall and its manufacturing facility in Ellesmere Port. I’m very proud of the men and women who build this vehicle to world class levels of quality and productivity.”

The new Astra Sports Tourer will be powered by a choice of new petrol or diesel engines such as the new 1.0-litre turbo petrol engine and recently launched 1.6-litre CDTi Whisper Diesel.