Astra Vauxhal: Refined Family Car

Astra Vauxhal, The Ups And Downs

Astra Vauxhall is a British supplementary part of the Adam Opel AG that is in existence since 1979. Earlier the astra nameplate was used in Opel's version at B/C platforms. Saturn, a branch of General Motors provided an opportunity to Astra of confirmed import at the end of 2007, before it was shutdown considering GM's financial losses. However, the deal couldn't work.

Thoughtful Manufacturing

Vauxhall Astra had made a special appearance when its first look was introduced in Frankfurt Motor show in the year 2009. Manufacturers work thoughtfully, they set the main manufacturing workshop at Ellesmere Port and save from diminished value of British currency. The latest version of Vauxhall Astra centered to design, it mimics Vauxhall Insignia and introduced in market at the end of 2009.

Achieved Number One Spot in 2010

However, Astra I/J cost high than Astra H, it managed to make record selling of over 10,000 cars and after defeating rival Ford Focus with over 50% selling, it becomes number one in the year 2010. Ford Focus has to face disappointing selling since manufacturer has reduced its production to make space for Ford MK3, 2011.

New SUV Astra Versions

In 2010, SUV Astra versions, the Sports Tourer in ES, SRI and SE models were introduced in markets, in Astra's introduction style at Paris Motor Show. This version couldn't achieve big cause of heavy pricing. However, basic ES model worth ?16,575 and the ultimate SE worth ?20, 345; they couldn't achieve success like Astra I/J.

In just two years, it experienced ups & downs and it has potential to return back in limelight, again.

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