Vauxhall has announced the all-new Astra carries a starting price of £15,295 OTR.

Up to £2,200 cheaper than the model it replaces, the compact hatchback will be assembled in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire and will be available in a simplified range encompassing the following trims: Design, Tech Line, Energy, SRi, SRi Nav, Elite and Elite Nav. The base Design model begins at £15,295 which makes it £150 cheaper than the outgoing version and comes with the 3-cylinder 1.0-liter turbo engine developing 105 PS (77 kW). Other engine offerings include a 200 PS 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo and a 110 PS 1.6-liter "whisper diesel" which enables the Astra to return 91.1 mpg UK and emit just 82 g/km of CO2.

Even the base model is generously equipped as it has 16-inch alloys, air conditioning, LED daytime running lights, six airbags, cruise control, front & rear electric windows and 7-inch color touchscreen R4.0 IntelliLink infotainment system with support for digital radio, USB, AUX and Bluetooth.

Upgrade to the Tech Line (from £15,995) and you get an adjustable front armrest, leather steering wheel and a sat-nav system with 8-inch color touchscreen and voice recognition support.

Up next is Energy (from £17,295) which has 17-inch ten-spoke rims, heated steering wheel and heated front seats.

The SRi (from £17,895) has 17-inch five twin-spoke alloys, front fog lamps, sports seats, sports switch, front camera system, OnStar and a Sight & Light Pack while the SRi Nav adds sat-nav with 8-inch display.

The more expensive Elite (from £19,315) rides on 17-inch multi-spoke alloys and adds a plethora of goodies such as automatic climate control, heated rear seats, leather-wrapped ergonomic sports front seats (with extendable cushions and electric lumbar adjustment), 2x USB rear chargers and electrically-folding mirrors while Elite Nav adds the aforementioned 8-inch sat-nav system.

Vauxhall has announced the new Astra will start hitting dealerships this October.

Additional details can be found in the attached press release.

Gallery: New generation Vauxhall Astra priced from £15,295

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