Vauxhall/Opel Astra Review – Bond’s next car? √√√

Winner of the European Car of the Year, the Astra is packed with tech. Howard Ritchie (HR) who joins Clarkson Hammond and May in the autumn on Drive Tribes, explores the all-British champion and checks out some the cars unique specification.

Including Vauxhall/Opel Apple Car Play, Steering Assist and Anti Collision Warning system demos, the Vauxhall/Opel On Star App, the On Star Concierge and how the new Astra drives.

Certainly it does devalue the used Astra’s somewhat due to the very extensive improvement curve. But as it starts from around £14,000 approximately it’s not going to break the bank.

With special thanks to Cotswold Airport and their delightful sausage rolls and of course David Arnold.

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Bavarian_addict says:

Best seats I’ve ever experienced in any car ever was in a Saab and that’s what I expected you to say. Anyway, this car looks great value for what it offers.

Ashley Daninck says:

@HR in a Car
What engine are you using in this video?
and what is the consumption?

I just bought this car last week and I want to gather as much information as possible
Does your car have the 6 speaker sound system? How does it sound?

Kings mario says:

I hope the three door will be a looker like the previous ones

Petrol Ped says:

Superb !! Can’t say any more than that !

Issie wizzie says:

how does it drive

oldi184 says:

A British car made in Gliwice, Poland.

TheRobopw says:

It’s made in Ellesmere Port not Luton, I’m a quality inspector there, we were the lead plant

Ashley Daninck says:

The opel astra does have the autonomous braking
it’s listed here at the Safety Topic

nisancashi2241 says:

Opel are german design and engineered there just assemble England,typical English cunt the brits are only good at breeding Muslims jihads

Big Blue TV says:

Excellent video, Entertaining yet also informative. Keep it up!

Roger Bailey says:

It’s not just the expert assessments, & filming quality in these vids, it’s the humour that makes them stand out productions, – I’m hoping you find a shockingly bad pretentious car to review next – just for the laughs !

Buford T. Justice says:

Might trade up my Insignia.

Niall says:

This car seems damn impressive – rear heated seats and that concierge an Astra?! Puts the German execs. to shame.

Kevin Cranston says:

Was just thinking, when is Chevy/Vauxhall/Opel gonna make a hot hatch that can compete with the Focus RS? Awaiting your next review…

andrzej w. says:

It is OPEL not fucking Vauxhall

ArianitOn- says:

but is it british?

Kevin Cranston says:

Finally Harry another review!

Ross K says:

Brilliant review !!

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