The new Opel Astra first appeared in photographs. This indicates that the official presentation of the new Astra will not be long in coming.
The Astra is one of the few Opel products still based on the former parent company General Motors. This year, the current Astra (K), introduced in 2015, will be followed by a completely new model that will be housed on a platform from Stellantis. Opel has already shown a series of detailed shots of the new product.
With the change of generations, the New Opel Astra undergoes significant metamorphoses. Similar to the Mokka and Crossland, the new Astra features an Opel Vizor front fascia, in which relatively flat headlights are visually connected to a black, closed panel in between. The headlights themselves are replicas of IntelliLux and therefore feature matrix LED technology. The model name is proudly written on the tailgate, as required by modern automotive fashion. Opel also reveals that the Astra will be available with a contrasting roof color.
The winds of change are also blowing towards the interior, where Opel is already showcasing something from the Pure Panel, a black panel that houses the gauges and infotainment screen. In the case of the Astra, the panel is curved in the middle so that the infotainment screen also faces the driver. Below that display is a row of physical buttons for things like climate control and heated rear window.
At the heart of the new Opel Astra is an upgraded version of the EMP2 platform developed by Groupe PSA and now used by Stellantis. Therefore, the Astra lineup will include not only three-cylinder 1.2 petrol engines with 110 and 130 hp, but also at least one plug-in hybrid with an electric range of about 60 kilometers.
According to the press service of the German automaker, the new Opel Astra will soon roll off the assembly line in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Like the current model, the new Astra will be available not only as a hatchback but also as a SportsTourer.