Vauxhall have released a few spy shots of the All-New Astra, which is the first generation of the British brand’s compact car to be electrified. The images reveal the attention to detail of the all-new five-seater hatchback model, which interprets the brand’s pure and bold design philosophy and shows the way forward for its upcoming passenger cars.
The new model has been designed by a team led by British design vice-president Mark Adams. It features the Vauxhall Vizor, which was first seen on the All-New Mokka, and it incorporates the grille, headlights and the logo in one single sweep across the front of the car.
Inside, Vauxhall’s next-generation Pure Panel digital cockpit with fully glazed surfaces echoes the seamless integration of the Vauxhall Vizor. There are two widescreen displays delivering information in an easy to view horizontal driver-oriented format.
Physical controls are reduced to the core functions and the interior is designed to emphasise the shape, textures and materials used, along with the newly-designed steering wheel and ergonomic front seats.
Paul Willcox, Vauxhall managing director, said: “The All-New Astra will open an exciting new chapter in the 41-year history of our popular compact model. We are confident that the next generation Vauxhall Astra will make a powerful impression and attract new customers to the brand, especially now Astra will be electrified for the first time.”
The electrified All-New Astra will be available as a dynamic five-door hatchback and versatile Sports Tourer estate. It is part of Vauxhall’s ongoing impetus to electrify its entire portfolio of vehicles.
Prices and specification details have not been released yet. More detailed information on Vauxhall’s All-New Astra will follow in the coming months.