This car could have been a major premiere at Germany’s main motor show in Munich if the automaker hadn’t announced that it was not going to participate in the September motor show.
At first, the brand teased customers with teasers of the next Opel Astra. Now the company has distributed live photographs of the novelty, though carefully camouflaged. The tests of the car are coming to an end, and in addition to standard tests, the new generation Opel Astra has withstood the test of the climatic chamber, the harsh freezing temperatures beyond the Arctic Circle and overcame a ford of 25 cm.
Technically, the next generation hatchback will often become a clone of the Peugeot 308. And the similarity between the two models does not end there: in the new pictures we see that the German and the French have passer-by proportions and the same doorways. But the appearance of the novelty is completely original in the spirit of the new corporate style of the Opel Vizor.
The LED optics are integrated into the grille for a stylish visual effect. The interior of the newest Opel Astra borrows a lot from Mokka: for example, the Pure Panel front panel with a pair of screens and a minimum of analog buttons and switches. The novelty was built on the non-modular architecture of the EMP2 concern of Stellantis.
The proposed motors for the “Astra” will be the same as for the “308”. A 1.2 Puretech petrol turbo engine with 110 or 130 hp, a 130-horsepower 4-cylinder 1.5 BlueHDi turbodiesel and two hybrids – 180 or 225 horsepower.
Over time, this list has been supplemented by an all-electric propulsion system. The debut of the new Opel Astra will be organized next month. The novelty will enter the conveyor belt of the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany, where the Astra models were produced from 2009 to 2015.