The sixth generation of the lower-middle class hatchback, similar to the smaller Corsa and many other models, is converted to the technology of the French PSA group, to which Opel has belonged since 2017, and which is now part of the Giant automaker Stellantis.
And so Astra stands for the innovative EMP2 platform, as is the case with the new Peugeot 308 or DS 4 second generation. With these changes, Opel is also using the new design style carried by the Astra. It has a visor called Vizor, thanks to the black panel between the headlights to resemble a motorcycle helmet.
The new model has a length of 4374 mm, a width of 1860 mm and a wheelbase of 2675 mm. It is therefore 4 mm longer between generations, its width increased by 51 mm, and the wheelbase by 13 mm.
The interior design also follows in the footsteps of the latest innovations from the Rüsselsheim brand. It uses a simple, modern style with a minimum number of physical buttons. The two screens are combined into one part. Both can have a diagonal of up to 10 inches, and infotainment offers new online and graphics features.
The seats are 12mm lower than their predecessor, and feature AGR orthopedic certification. Luggage is 422 liters, which is 50 liters more.
Opel has not yet commented on the engines, but according to the press release, the Astra will receive petrol and diesel engines with a capacity of 110 to 130 hp and a plug-in hybrid with a capacity of 225 hp.
In translation, these are the same new engines Peugeot 308, that is petrol twelve, diesel fifteen, and plug-in hybrid based on petrol 16. Optional with six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The novelty will come to the first markets in the fall, and Opel wants to deliver the first cars at the beginning of next year. It is also expected that there will be a different type of station wagon.
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