The Opel Astra Sports Tourer was to make its world premiere at the Brussels Motor Show 2022. This car is, after the new Astra sedan, the first station wagon from Opel to feature the Opel Vizor front end and the Clean dashboard panel. digital. It combines a number of different elements: practicality, beauty, sports and hospitality, seasonal space.
Due to the cancellation of BMS 2022, Opel still allows us to discover this important new phenomenon for the brand.
“The new Astra Sports Tourer is the practical car for a new era – it’s electric, digital and attractive,” said Uwe Hochgeschurtz, CEO of Opel. “It’s part of our long-standing tradition of compact station wagons that improve with the latest technology, such as a rechargeable hybrid system. We’re sure we’ll bring new customers to Opel with this exciting Sports Tourer.”
In addition to electric driving, the new Astra Sports Tourer will be available with petrol and diesel engines. Power ranges from 81 kW (110 hp) to 96 kW (130 hp) on petrol and diesel versions and up to 165 kW (225 hp) on plug-in hybrid versions. A six-speed gearbox is fitted as standard to petrol and diesel engines, while an eight-speed automatic gearbox (electric on plug-in hybrids) is offered as an option on more powerful engines.
With dimensions of 4,642 x 1,860 x 1,480 mm (L x W x H) and a loading margin of around 600 mm, the new Astra Sports Tourer is very functional. It thus reinforces Opel’s reputation as a leader in the station wagon sector and also demonstrates the brand’s know-how when it comes to space utilization. Thus, despite a total length of 60 mm less than that of the previous model, it benefits from a longer wheelbase (2,732 mm, a gain of 70 mm) thanks to a shorter front overhang. Wheelbase gains 57 mm compared to that of the new five-door Astra.
Modularity on the boot side: the “Intelli-Space” mobile floor.
The trunk of the new Astra Sports Tourer offers 608 liters of usable cargo volume when the rear seats are in place, and up to 1,634 liters when folded down. Sufficient for accommodation, for example, a carrier for a medium-sized dog. In addition, when the 40/20/40 split rear seats (standard equipment) are folded down, the floor is completely flat. Even with their lithium-ion battery under the floor, the rechargeable hybrid versions always offer a usable load volume of 548 l (backup) and 1,574 l (backs down).
The trunk volume of the combustion engine versions is improved thanks to the “Intelli-Space” system available as an option. The position of this mobile loading floor can be adjusted with one hand from up to down, or set at an angle of 45 degrees. In addition, for greater convenience, the removable cargo cover can be placed when the moving floor is in the upper position or lower – unlike competitors who only allow the cargo cover to be stored when the floor is in the raised position.
The new Astra Sports Tourer with Intelli-Space can also make life easier in the event of a puncture. Tire repair and first aid kits are stored in compartments under the floor, accessible from the trunk or back seat. Therefore, it is possible to access these kits without completely removing the trunk. Of course, the tailgate opens and closes automatically with a foot sweep under the rear bumper (option).
The first break with an assertive and refined style: Opel Vizor with Clean Panel
Based on the five-door hatchback version, the stylish new Astra Sports Tourer has an impressive design: it is the first Opel station wagon to translate the brand’s philosophy of daring and clean style. The Opel Vizor, which marks the brand’s new front end, is organized around the Opel compass where the vertical and horizontal axes – the central rib of the bonnet and the wing-shaped pattern of the daytime running lights – come together cut in half. the famous electric Opel logo. Stretching across the full width of the front fascia, the Vizor compact clusters feature the likes of the Intelli-Lux adaptive LED headlights.® Pixel Light or front camera.
At the rear, the Opel Compass theme continues, with a centrally positioned Blitz logo, vertically aligned brake lights and slimmer design taillights. These are similar to those of the five-door saloon, further reinforcing the family bond that exists within the Astra range.
The interior also took action in the future. The Pure Panel digital human machine interface (HMI) provides customers with a clean and intuitive experience. Controls are done by tapping on a large touchscreen, just like a smartphone. Important settings, such as the air conditioner, can still be controlled directly with a few switches. While almost all buttons are gone, so are cables, since the presence of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the new generation of infotainment and multimedia connectivity systems makes it possible to connect compatible smartphones. All this is available from the entry level version.
A visionary station wagon: the incredible Intelli-Lux LED light® pixel lights
The new Astra Sports Tourer is also distinguished by the equipment it launches in the compact station wagon segment. One of the highlights of its detailed version is the latest version of the Intelli-Lux LED adaptive lighting system and anti-glare.® Pixel Light. This system, derived directly from the top Opel Insignia and Grandland, includes, with its 168 LED elements, a unique resource in the compact and family segment.
Exceptional seat comfort is another recognized Opel quality. Designed in-house, the front seats of the new Astra Sports Tourer have been approved by the association Aktion Gesunder Rücken (AGR, association for healthy backs). The ultra-ergonomic seats are the best offered in the compact class, with various optional adjustments, from electric reclining to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. In Nappa leather, it even provides driver ventilation and massage, and can be heated in the back and front.
As an option, the driver benefits from the presence of very modern systems that make driving easier, such as the head-up display or Intelli-Drive 2.0. The detection of the presence of hands on the steering wheel ensures that the driver always maintains a high level of attention to the road.
Opel will soon open the order books for the new Astra Sports Tourer so customers can configure their dream car.