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Vauxhall Astra MK1

Overview

Produced: 1980-1984, 1117662 produced.
Types: Hatchback,3 doors,4 seats
Estate,5 doors,4 seats
Vauxhall Astra MK1

The model was launched in the UK in January 1980, and had been around since November 1979 as the Opel Kadett. Replaced the Vauxhall Viva. Vauxhall's first front-wheel drive car that was aimed directly at the Volkswagen Golf MK1 as well as the upcoming Ford Escort MK3.

Buyers Guide Vauxhall Astra GTE MkI featured in Practical Classics June 2005 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1297ccS4 OHC
1598ccS4 OHC
1796ccS4 OHC

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/F

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
110 mph9.8 s
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