O Opel Astra
It is one of the oldest cars in the compact segment in Europe and on the continent it is about to receive a new look and a completely new design, inside and out, as well as the introduction of the new EMP2 platform, from PSA (Peugeot-Citroën), as of now the traditional German brand is no longer owned by GM, which controlled it for more than 80 years.
The sixth generation of astra
The Germans, as usual, will be released from Rüsselsheim, and will compete with them Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus, Renault Megane and Skoda Octavia and Peugeot 308
which also shares the same base as the hatch from Opel
considering that both products are part of Stellantis – the fourth largest automaker in the world.
With that, Astra and 308
it’s completely different. The French version takes a bolder approach, while its German cousin is more restrained, with a clean look. In the case of new astra
compared to the previous generation, there was a growth of four insignificant millimeters in the overall length.
Now there are 4,374 mm
. On the other hand, the wheelbase has been placed significantly in 13mm (2675mm).
The width, in turn, increased slightly, 1,860 mm
(51 mm more). In the trunk, the volume grew to 52 liters 422 liters.
Regarding the engine, Opel
did not reveal many details, but judging by sharing the same ground as 308,
in Europe the same options are expected for petrol and diesel with power from 110 hp to 225 hp.
For the first time, a plug-in hybrid configuration
will be available and will come in two configurations. As for the powertrain, a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic transmission will be offered. .
Another change occurs in the set of eyes as expected, the insertion of a LED technology
of the matrix of Flag logo
, with at least 84 light-emitting diodes per set of lights. cruise control and stand up & go
available, with a head-up display and 360-degree camera.
On the inside, there is a trick with a cleaner and more functional panel, with a few standard buttons and shortcuts for frequently used functions. Many settings can be accessed through 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system.
To your left, a full digital instrument panel is the same size.
Astra was also passing through Brazil
In addition to the hatch, which is expected to be ordered at the end of the second half of this year, with delivery in early 2022, Opel
it will still produce a version of the car, which the release of the new generation should happen soon.
According to information and information from specialized media, this will be the last generation equipped combustion engines
in Europe, as the brand promised to move only to the new tram technology in Europe by 2028.
In Brazil, astra
he had a nervous participation in the middle parts of the hatch. It started to be nationalized in 1998, it got a sedan
and in the year 2000, minivan configuration (Zafira)
. In addition, it received simple fuel technology and few styling changes until it was discontinued in 2011.