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All-electric Vauxhall Astra-e is coming – but not until 2023

The all-electric Vauxhall Astra-e is coming, but not until 2023 – in the meantime the new Astra will have a Plug-in Hybrid powertrain available from launch, with two performance levels.

The Plug-in Hybrid Astra goes on sale next month offering a driving range of up to around 35 miles, a system output of 225PS and maximum torque of 360Nm with combined fuel consumption (WLTP) of 201.8mpg-256.8mpg, and 31-24 g/km CO2.

The 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine produces 180PS with the electric motor contributing up to 110PS. Power is sent to the front axle via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

Alternatively, a Plug-in Hybrid version with 180PS system output will also be available. The maximum torque is also 360Nm with fuel consumption (WLTP) of 201.8mpg-256.8mpg, and 31-24 g/km CO2; both combined). The petrol engine contributes 150PS.

Vauxhall will open the order books for the new Astra this autumn. The first customers will take delivery of their cars early next year. Further details including UK pricing and specification will be announced at the on-sale date.

When the Astra fully-electric model is available from 2023 it will join the Vauxhall all-electric line-up alongside Corsa-e, Mokka-e, Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life, as well as an already fully-electric light commercial vehicle line-up of Combo-e, Vivaro-e and Movano-e. Vauxhall’s line-up will be electrified across the line-up by 2024 and solely fully-electric from 2028 – years ahead of the UK Government’s deadline.