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New British-built Vauxhall Astra to be shown at September Frankfurt Motor Show


Vauxhall’s all-new British-built Astra will premiere at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 15.

Built at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, the new Astra is up to 200kg lighter than the outgoing model and is smaller on the outside, but bigger inside.

The powertrain selection features petrol and diesel units ranging from 100PS to 200PS, including an all-new 1.4-litre (145PS) ECOTEC direct injection turbo, a four-cylinder unit from the same family as the one-litre, three-cylinder engine seen in Corsa, Adam and Viva.

The car will be the first all-new Vauxhall to be equipped with OnStar. It includes access to the 4G LTE mobile network, emergency response notification and stolen vehicle recovery technology.

It is also one of the first vehicles from a mainstream manufacturer to get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, available through a new version of the IntelliLink infotainment system.

"The all-new Brit-built Astra raises the bar in terms of quality, design and connectivity," said Tim Tozer, Vauxhall's chairman and managing director.

"Lighter than ever before, with new powertrains and cutting-edge technology including OnStar, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technology, the new Astra looks set to shake up the C-segment when it arrives in showrooms this autumn."

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