The Astra Sports Tourer estate is available from £20,355 for SE trim with the 1.2-litre petrol engine, rising to £26,920 for a 1.5-litre diesel in SRi Nav trim.
Entry-level trim comes equipped as standard with 16in alloy wheels, a 7.0in infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, air conditioning, cruise control and tinted windows as standard. Business Edition Nav trim adds an adjustable armrest, while SRi gains a front camera system and 17in wheels.
The list of standard equipment is much longer on pricier models, with sports front seats, LED headlights and an alarm fitted from mid-range SRi Nav upwards. Top-spec Ultimate Nav gains leather seats, a Bose sound system, a heated windscreen, wireless smartphone charging and a parking assist package.
Across the range, there are mild exterior upgrades aimed at improving aerodynamic performance, including a new engine cover, a grille with automatic shutters and “underbody optimisation”.
The interior upgrades are focused on improving available kit rather than visual changes. The three new infotainment systems, compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, are said to be smarter, faster and more intuitive.
Safety kit has improved, too, with a new digital front camera allowing greater recognition of hazards and pedestrian detection for the automatic emergency braking system, while the traffic sign recognition system is enhanced.
Deliveries of the revised Ford Focus rival are set to begin in November.