Astra is the car model which is used by the motor company Vauxhall for their cars. This is the British subsidiary of Adam Opel AG. This is the name given to the small family carriages since the year 1979. In the first two generations of the car, the name plate used on the car was used on the right hand side of the car. This was done for use in the United Kingdom. Since the year 1991, the name plate of Astra is being used on the B/C platform.
The Vauxhall Astra won the best sporting car award in the year 2012. Touring car racing is one of the places where these cars are used extensively by the participants. The car made ripples by its performance in the British Touring car Championship. Stylish looks, classy interior and the riding comfort provided by the car is the reason why many people opt for this car of this company. the cars comes with two kind of engines, the petrol run ones and the diesel run ones. One can pick the ones which will suit their needs the most. With great technological things equipped in the car, the Vauxhall Astra surely is a good one to buy.