The 2014 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6 CDTi review 0
Coming with a new 1.6 CDTi engine which emits just 97g/km of C02 and 76.3 mpg, it is an extremely economical type of car. This new model is seen as somewhat as the saviour of the Vauxhall Astra, helping it to elevate the car to next level. In previous years the car has been let down by it’s poor engines, running costs and poor interior designs.
Reaching a maximum speed of 108 BHP, it is not the fastest, offering 221 lb ft of torque. It’s economy ratings will make the vehicle attractive to the business market. The revs are not as keen as that of a sports car, but still offer a decent driving experience. The car pulls fairly well at around 1600 RPM. The gear changes offer the same sort of experience, being not very sport like at all. Changes between gears are fairly long winded. Overall the driving experience is comfortable with pretty low noise levels. It has been mentioned however that the cars swivels a bit too much around corners, offering poor steering at times too.
Inside the cabin there is plenty of space and practicality, as you may expect from a Vauxhall Astra Estate. The boot is neatly a rectangular shape. It rivals both the Ford Focus. The Volkswagen Golf Estate is however the best on market for this particular department.
The rear seats fold flat with the seat bases able to be lifted out to provide even more space. The driver’s visibility is not the greatest out of the rear however. Space of passengers is pretty good both upfront and at the back.
Vauxhall are company are on the up after many years of obscurity. They are planning to release 23 new models by the year 2016. The new 2014 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6 CDTi looks like being the start of a new Vauxhall revolution.
Vauxhall are company are on the up after many years of obscurity. They are planning to release 23 new models by the year 2016. The new 2014 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer 1.6 CDTi looks like being the start something great for the company.