Vauxhall Astra-e revealed

Next-generation of Vauxhall's best-seller is electrified

Vauxhall has announced that the next Astra will be available as both a plug-in hybrid and a pure-electric Astra-e. The popular hatchback will arrive early in 2022, and the Sport Tourer estate is due later in the year.

Joining the familiar petrol and diesel versions will be a PHEV and EV version of the Astra for the first time. The plug-in hybrid will be able to cover 35 miles on a single charge, and returns up to 256.8 mpg, thanks largely to a 12.4 kWh battery.

The electric Astra-e will likely use the same powertrain as found in the Mokka-e and Corsa-e - as well as a number of Citroen and Peugeot EVs - which would mean a 50 kWh battery and 100 kW electric motor, enabling a range of around 200 miles on a single charge.

The new Astra will feature Vauxhall's latest design profile, including 'Vizor' panel at the front. Technology such as heads-up display, advanced driver assistance systems, and a 'Pure Panel' full-digital cockpit will feature in the new model.

Pricing and specifications will be announced closer to UK on-sale date, with orders being taken from autumn, and deliveries starting in Q1 2022.