Already acclaimed for its class leading stowage space and flexibility, the newly launched Vauxhall Astra Estate comes to market with a host of custom-made accessories to help owners match their daily needs with lifestyle aspirations.
All the accessories are designed to give owners more room for individuality while retaining the new model’s inherent strengths of dynamic handling, strong performance, comfort, practicality and safety protection for family and pets.
High on the practical list for many buyers of the Astra Estate will be a FlexOrganiser system to help make maximum use of the model’s generous luggage space.
There are also individual nets available to secure loose items to the front passenger seat, load compartment floor, side panels and back of the rear seats.
In the passenger compartment a special waste bag to keep the interior tidy can be fixed by Velcro to the rear of the front seats, as can a portable backpack. There is a glove compartment organiser, sun visor CD storage and a co-driver storage box for maps, newspapers or CD’s.
A lightweight multifunction box to keep food and drinks cool or warm can be securely attached to the rear or front passenger seat using the standard three-point safety belt, or a portable cool bag can be plugged into the standard 12V auxiliary power socket. Prices of all these items range from £85 up to £123 for the multifunction box.
As well as roof-mounted base carriers to accommodate a wide variety of equipment such as bicycles, skis, surfboards and roof boxes, an interior cycle carrier is available to allow up to two cycles to be transported securely inside the Astra Estate’s load compartment. This handy accessory is priced at £88.
For pet owners, there is a dog protection grid to separate the passenger and luggage compartments and a separator grid, which attaches to the dog grid, to divide the luggage compartment in two (£77). A safety net to span the space between the top of the rear seat and the roof lining can be fitted to protect passengers from loose objects in the rear.
Both hard or soft cargo liners tailored exactly to the internal dimensions of the luggage compartment can be fitted to protect against mud and wet walking boots, while a full width cover for the rear seat protects upholstery from animals and dirty objects.
Damage to the rear load sill can be prevented by fitting a transparent protective film, while a see-through rear window blind will help to alleviate heat build up inside the estate. A rain and wind deflector can be fitted to either front door. Further protective measures available include a choice of contoured carpet mats.
To complete the accessory line up, there will be an exterior styling pack plus alloy wheel options guaranteed to give the Estate even sleeker looks.
For full details, click on the Vauxhall accessories website at www.vauxhall.co.uk/accessories or call in at your local Retailer for a brochure.Published 20 November 2004