Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant has been a significant contributor to the European economy. Since 1964, the Ellesmere Port assembly has produced over five-million vehicles, and its latest production line has fired up.
The first production Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer has rolled off the assembly line, following the Opel Astra Sports Tourer. The Ellesmere Port plant will be responsible for Astra Sports Tourer production, and at full capacity, the assemble is capable of manufacturing 680 cars per day, 120,000 vehicles per year.
The first Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer was finished in Flip Chip Silver, and equipped with Elite trimming with the 1.6-liter CDTi diesel engine.
“This first Astra Sports Tourer marks another milestone in the great history of Vauxhall manufacturing in the North-West,” said Rory Harvey, Vauxhall’s Chairman and Managing Director. “The all-new Astra is of critical importance to Vauxhall and its manufacturing facility in Ellesmere Port. I’m very proud of the men and women who build this vehicle to world class levels of quality and productivity.”