For those who appreciate a stylish compact estate, the reveal of the new Astra Sports Tourer is a treat, writes Brian Byrne.

The wagon version of the Astra will be here next summer, and will have petrol and diesel power, as well as a plug-in hybrid engine.

Six-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions will be available, depending on engine choice.

The boot provides up to more than 608 litres of storage space, with the rear seatbacks upright, and up to 1,634 litres when folded.

Prices, trims and other details will come closer to launch here.