VAUXHALL INTRODUCES NEW ENTRY-LEVEL ‘DESIGN’ TRIM FOR ASTRA ELECTRIC AND MOKKA ELECTRIC
Vauxhall has announced the introduction of new Design entry-level versions of the Astra Electric and Mokka Electric, making Vauxhall’s electric range more accessible than ever. Order books are open now, with deliveries for the Astra Electric Design and Mokka Electric Design starting from January 2024.
The new Design versions of Astra Electric and Mokka Electric makes Vauxhall’s electric range more accessible to consumers looking to start their electric journey, whilst continuing to deliver a high level of specification. Both models come with a comprehensive suite of driver aids and safety technologies as standard, including lane departure warning, speed sign recognition, driver drowsiness alert and forward collision alert.
The Mokka Electric Design is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels and features a seven-inch touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility. For added convenience, this trim also features rear parking sensors, a panoramic rear view camera and automatic lights and wipers.
The Astra Electric Design is fitted with 18-inch bi-colour alloy wheels and benefits from Vauxhall’s Pure Panel interior, which features a 10-inch touchscreen with voice-activated satellite navigation and a 10-inch digital instrument cluster. Rear parking sensors, keyless start and automatic lights and wipers further enhance ease of use.
As with all electrified Vauxhall models, the new Design versions are also available with Vauxhall’s ‘Plug & Go’ offer, allowing customers to choose a wallbox from one of Vauxhall’s three approved national suppliers and spread the cost across the length of their finance agreement. Other Plug & Go benefits include eight years’ roadside assistance, an eight-year battery warranty, and an Octopus Electroverse card, providing access to over half a million public chargers across the UK and Europe.
Prices for Mokka Electric now start from £36,610 OTR. As the best-selling small electric SUV in the UK, the inclusion of the Mokka Electric in Design trim will open up the popular model to even more UK motorists, who are looking for zero-emissions style and practicality. The Mokka Electric Design is available with an electric motor which delivers 100kW (136PS) and 260Nm of torque, and a 50kWh lithium-ion battery which delivers range of up to 209 miles (WLTP).
Prices for Astra Electric now start from £37,795 OTR, and buyers will benefit from an improved deposit contribution and APR when financing their new Vauxhall. The Astra Electric Design is powered by a 54kWh lithium-ion battery and 115kW (156PS) electric motor for improved performance, with up to 258 miles of range between charges (WLTP). The Astra’s attractive design, competitive pricing and value for money resulted in it being named ‘Best Family Car’ at the 2023 Business Car Awards and ‘Best Family Hatch of the Year’ at the 2022 Top Gear Awards, and the introduction of the Design version means that even more buyers can take advantage.
Buyers of the Design version of the New Corsa Electric, already available on the UK’s best-selling electric supermini, will also benefit from the improved 8.9% APR on financed purchases. With a 50kWh battery and 136PS electric motor, the Corsa Electric Design can travel up to 222 miles on a single charge (WLTP) and can be re-charged from 0-80% in just 30 minutes from a 100kW rapid charger.