The latest Vauxhall Astra 2015 is a car that puts the company on par, or even a league ahead for the competition between the small family hatchback class. It genuinely deserves the attention it needs. Vauxhall states that there are about a quarter of the drivers within the UK have either owned or at least driven an Astra. Even though a lot of people have recorded to have driven one, the Astra wasn’t able to find its rightful place in today’s market shares due to immense competition – until now.
The Vauxhall Astra 2015 Aims to Change What Drivers’ Perception About the Small Family Hatchback Class
First on the list of changes with the new Vauxhall Astra 2015 is its weight loss (which is also the same angle of perspective most automotive manufacturers try to change with their new cars). The new model weighs approximately 200-kilograms lighter than its predecessor, the Mk6. With this Mk7 model, drivers will immediately notice a world of difference the moment they pull it away from the driveway.
There’s also a neat trick when it comes to the looks of the Vauxhall Astra Mk7; while it is physically smaller than the MK6, there’s more room inside. This is also a defining factor for the total cost of the car. Since the overall size is smaller, the price was also cut down.
Recent driving tests prove that the new Astra model is able to drive smoothly even in difficult road conditions. Drivers still find that there is a firm edge with regards to the ride quality, but it can be adjusted by way of experience and further enhancements to one’s driving skills, rather than the entire driving system to be totally unforgiving.
Previous Vauxhall owners will be relieved to know that there are better specifications with this model as compared to their older variants. All the new systems, specs, and features do not come with a penalizing chassis setting. Instead, the company made the new Astra to get the same hardware with the difference found in its wheel size. There is now the inclusion of a Sport button that tweaks only the throttle and steering settings of the vehicle.
The Vauxhall Astra 2015 truly is a cut above the rest; well, at least for the small family hatchback class. This newcomer in the automobile industry drives superbly despite its small size. It offers an impressive and equally efficient diesel engine. While it is still too soon to find out if this is a leader in its hugely competitive class, it certainly has a very good chance of going head-to-head with the competition.