2016 Vauxhall AstraThe Vauxhall Astra is up there with the best in terms of small family hatchbacks, and it can easily compete with the best including the SEAT Leon and the VW Golf. They are known for being a much better bet as compared to the Ford Focus for sure. It has been developed in the United Kingdom and drives nicely on the road. It looks great both from the inside and out. There is more space inside even though the newer model is smaller overall. The latest technology, efficient engines, and prices which are lower as compared to its predecessor all add to the appeal of this new car. If this wasn’t enough for you, it has also been named the Compact Family Car of the Year for 2016.

In its seventh generation right now, it offers terrific driving manners combined with a wide range of engine options. You can choose between the 5-door and estate body style. A coupe version is also rumored to be introduced soon. The hottest Astra has a 197 hp 1.6 L turbo petrol engine.

The Astra also comes with a three cylinder 1 L engine and 104 hp. There are twin turbo versions with a 1.4 L engine and 124/149 hp. The entry level car has a 99 hp 1.4 L engine with no additional turbo power.

It appears like Vauxhall can release new models at a lower price than their older cars every year, and this is true for the Astra too. It has a strong value as far as kit levels are concerned and this includes connectivity for Apple CarPlay on some models too. They also have the award winning navigation concierge system and On-star safety. Auto gearboxes come with the 1 and 1.4 L petrol engines with 149 hp while the 1.6 L diesel engine comes with 135 hp.