The All-New Vauxhall Astra GSe and the All-New Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer GSe will be the first models to launch with GSe versions, following the announcement that Vauxhall will introduce GSe as a new electrified performance sub-brand.
As a result of Vauxhall’s advanced Plug-in Hybrid powertrains, both models will offer a perfect balance between ride comfort and performance-oriented handling, as well as ultra-low emissions.
GSe stands for Grand Sport Electric and offers athletic looks that build on Vauxhall’s award-winning Bold & Pure design as well as driver-focused chassis set-ups that complement the higher performance of an electrified powertrain whilst retaining the zero-emissions-in-use benefits.
With an impressive system power output of 225PS and maximum torque of 360Nm (WLTP combined fuel consumption 256.8-235.4mpg, CO2 emissions of 26-25 g/km; N.B. preliminary values), the All-New Astra GSe and All-New Astra Sports Tourer GSe will match the best in their respective classes for launch from a standstill, acceleration and maximum speed.
The eighth generation Vauxhall Astra is a bold and pure design statement for the brand; the signature styling cues of the GSe give it an even more purposeful appearance. From the outside, the design of the 18-inch light-alloy wheels – inspired by the acclaimed, all-electric Manta GSe concept – the specific front bumper and fascia, and the GSe emblem on the tailgate, leave no doubts as to the dynamic GSe character. Inside, the sporty ambitions are highlighted by the Alcantara®-trimmed performance front seats that have been certified by AGR* to provide optimal comfort and support.
It is expected that the vehicles will go on sale in the UK by the end of the year, with customer deliveries beginning in early 2023.