Vauxhall’s all-new Astra Sports Tourer is to make its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
Like its five-door hatch sibling, the Sports Tourer is based on an all-new lightweight vehicle architecture with a new design, powertrains and technology.
The powertrain portfolio features petrol and diesel units ranging from 99bhp to 199bhp, including an all-new 1.4-litre (148bhp) ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo and the recently-launched 1.6-litre CDTi Whisper Diesel. The 199bhp version of the 1.6-litre ECOTEC petrol will celebrate its world premiere at Frankfurt.
For the first time on a Vauxhall, the tailgate can be opened without a touch or a remote control. In combination with “Keyless Entry and Start” a simple small kicking motion under the rear bumper is enough to open the tailgate. A further kicking motion under the bumper will close the tailgate. The clever system can detect any obstruction and stops the mechanism in case of an emergency. The tailgate can still be opened by a switch on the driver’s side of the car or via the key’s remote control.