Successive generations of the Astra hatchback have always been among the most aesthetically pleasing passenger cars on the road, and the latest model continues this tradition. The sharp-edged LED signature headlights segue seamlessly into the front grille, strengthening the visual impact of the car’s athletic front profile. The side view and rising window line, together with the divided C-pillar that gives the impression of a “floating” roof, renders the vehicle attractive from any angle. 16”, 17” or 18” alloy wheels enhance the Astra’s handsome exterior still further.
The Astra hatch’s total length, as well as its wheelbase, is shorter than the sixth-generation version, resulting in crisper steering and more dynamic handling. At the same time, the designers have achieved the astonishing feat of increasing interior space for passengers. The redesigned seats now offer occupants in the rear 35mm more legroom, whilst drivers will enjoy increased headroom.
A number of highly inventive new features will give drivers of the Astra safer and more relaxing journeys than ever before. The optional IntelliLux LED Matrix headlights, for example, work with the front camera system so you can drive on high beam without dazzling other road users. The Driver Assistance Pack, standard in the SRi specification, uses a front camera system to recognise traffic signs, alert the driver to a potential collision, sound a warning if you start to drift out of your lane on the motorway and even provides a steering wheel push back. Optional Keyless Entry & Start and the hands-free Advanced Park Assist functions, meanwhile, make the locking, unlocking and parking of the Astra an effortless and automatic process.