2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer to share features with its hatchback
|   Saturday, August 22, 2015
One of the hottest topics of discussion online presently is undoubtedly 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer. Are you aware of this car? Yes, Astra Sports Tourer is going to be launched in the beginning of next year. This car will share the platform with Astra hatchback. The platform is none other than General Motor made D2 platform. Two of the most prominent competitors of this car are Volkswagen Golf Estate and Ford Focus Estate.

Mainly spy shots of Astra Sports Tourer have gone viral online which has created a big deal.
The spy shots reveal a lot about this car. Firstly it is expected to have increased length this time which says only one thing about this car and that is interior space. Interior space might increase in 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer and ride will be more comfortable now. Standard quality alloy wheels of 19 inches are installed on this car. Most interior fittings and features will be similar to those found in Astra hatchback.

The similar features include technological consoles and safety features. It is said that even engines will be very similar to those found in hatchback. Base version of 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer will have a 1.4 liter engine running on petrol. This engine can produce a power of 99 HP. There will be another very similar engine of 1.4 liter with turbo charged technology and running on petrol. This engine can produce a power of 148 HP. Lastly Astra Sports Tourer will feature another engine of 1.6 liter running on diesel. This engine will produce a power of 109 HP. This engine will be most popular among the three as expected since diesel is cheaper than petrol.

Fuel price is the only constant investment of a car and car owners would love to cut down on that expense if they find a choice. They do have a choice now with diesel engine. Another good thing about this car is that it is supposed to be much lighter than its existing model. This has been possible with the use of lighter materials. New Astra Sports Tourer is now 200kg lighter than before. Total weight of this car has been estimated to be less than 1800kg only.

Technological consoles will be quite similar to its existing model. These include Bluetooth, touch screen, audio system, navigation, Pandora Link for internet radio and iPhone connectivity, aux port, USB port, climate control, etc. Most consoles will be upgraded to their latest versions as required. There will be many safety features such as dual airbag, lane departs assistance, parking assistance, ABS, etc. These are the few basic necessities of a present day car and Vauxhall has looked after those things carefully.

2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer is basically a more spacious version of Astra hatchback since most features are common to both. Though price has not been disclosed yet, in all probability, this car will be fixed with a price of around £16,480 for the base version and will go higher for higher trims.
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