New Vauxhall/Opel Astra review!

Introducing the all-new Astra! Mat’s got his hands on Vauxhall’s/Opel’s new family-friendly hatchback and he’s about to see if it has what it takes to compete with competitors such as the Peugeot 308! For starters, it more than looks the part! The new Astra rolls up with a totally redesigned bumper and grille, coupled with a nice crease in the bonnet to give it a more sporty look. Around the back, there’s a smart integrated light design along with a bootlip spoiler. It’s also possible to get a contrasting roof colour with certain trims! On the inside, the Astra is pretty smart, although the design doesn’t live up to the quality of the exterior. The build quality is pretty solid, and thankfully it comes with a number of physical buttons for the climate control. It’s possible to get a large infotainment screen, too, although the system isn’t exactly the best. Thankfully though it does come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto! There are a number of petrol and diesel engines to choose from, along with a plug-in hybrid! The latter delivers the most power, with a 1.6-litre petrol engine and electric motor combining to deliver 180hp. The range kicks off from around £24,000, but is it worth it? You’ll need to stick with Mat to see for yourself!