The Vauxhall Astra Electric and the Astra Sports Tourer Electric have been revealed, ahead of going on sale in 2023.
The Astra Electric and the Astra Sports Tourer Electric feature a 54kWh battery, delivering a 258-mile (WLTP) range, with a 156hp electric motor.
Both models are capable of supporting up to 100kW DC rapid charging, with an 80 per cent charge taking 30 minutes.
From launch, all Astra Electric models will come standard with a three-phase 11kW AC onboard charger.
The Astra Sports Tourer Electric will be one of the first all-electric estates on the market. It comes with 516 litres of luggage space with the rear seats up, increasing to 1,553 litres when folded – this is identical to Plug-in Hybrid variants of the vehicle.
The fully digital Pure Panel interior comes with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10-inch central display, with physical buttons remaining for climate controls. There’s also a large Intelli-HUD head-up display unit and ‘Hey Vauxhall!’ natural voice recognition.
The new Astra Electric is available with Vauxhall’s IntelliLux LED® Pixel Light technology. Featuring 168 individual LED elements – 84 per headlight – the technology provides adaptation of the light beam pattern to suit the driving conditions and surroundings. The technology gives drivers a choice between several light modes that either turn on automatically depending on the driving situation or can be switched on manually.
Ordering for the new Astra Electric will open in early 2023 with deliveries anticipated from June 2023. Ordering for the Astra Sports Tourer Electric will open in the summer with deliveries commencing from the latter part of the year. UK pricing and specification will be announced closer to the start of sales.
The new Astra Electric joins a growing line-up of electric Vauxhall models, with the Astra Sports Tourer the first fully electric estate from the brand and one of just a handful available on the market. The new Astra Electric is already available with petrol and diesel engines, Plug-in Hybrid powertrains, and soon-arriving sportier GSe electrified variants.
The arrival of the new Astra Electric and Astra Sports Tourer Electric will also increase the number of fully electric Vauxhall passenger vehicles on sale to six. By 2028, Vauxhall has committed to being an electric-only manufacturer – a timeline that is seven years ahead of the UK Government target of 2035.