The presentation of the new Astra is approaching. Opel has released the first teaser images of the model which will be unveiled shortly. The photos highlight the main changes in design and technology.
The announcement does not yet speak of engines, but from the information collected in recent months we can already make several hypotheses.
First of all, the shape of the LED headlights is very reminiscent of the “Vizor” style seen on the Mokka, which will also be taken up by other new Opels including the Grandland X. The characters of the “Astra” written in the center are also identical to the compact crossover. of the tailgate.
Other interesting changes are those in the passenger compartment where a seat with fabric upholstery and wide pavilions are shown to communicate a lot of sportiness. In addition, you can see the instrument panel called “Pure Panel” (also seen on the Mokka) which integrates the screens of the on-board computer and the infotainment system oriented towards the driver.
Petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid
We know that the new Astra will be based on Stellantis’ EMP2 platform, the same on which the new Peugeot 308 is built. Like the French, the German will also be offered in a compact sedan version and as a family “Sports Tourer”.
The engines should be shared with the 308. For this reason, the Astra could be offered with 1.2 turbo petrol engines with 110 and 130 hp and 130 hp diesel.
In addition, two plug-in hybrid versions should debut, a front-wheel drive (perhaps 225hp like the 308) and a 300hp with four-wheel drive with the sporting acronym OPC.
The architecture is not designed to accommodate a 100% electric variant, but, again like the 308, a battery-powered Astra is likely to be designed later on to keep up with the competition (including the electric Renault Megane).
The new Opel will be produced at the German plant in Russelsheim and we should receive more details in the coming months.