The icon of Opel, Astra has new generation images released

The icon of Opel, Astra has new generation images released

After buying Opel and Vauxhall of GM, group PSA began implementing the modification of platforms used by Peugeot and Citroën in the German brand’s line of cars with its British counterpart.

Thanks for that, today Opel he sells cars like The new Corsa, based on the Peugeot 208, and the Crossland, the new image of the Peugeot 2008, to name two examples. Now, the last frontier of the German automaker’s legacy is about to fall with the arrival of the new generation Astra.

Yes, because the Astra, which emerged exactly 30 years ago as the successor to the Kadett, is perhaps the biggest symbol of the brand, but it will also be defeated by the idea of ​​a car made in France, in this case the Peugeot 308.

This Wednesday, Opel revealed the first released images of the model’s 6th generation, which will also soon get a station wagon version.

According to the company, the new Astra will follow the Vizor model, which debuted on the SUV moka 2nd generation (and also a result of the CMP platform). This translates into “L” shaped LED lights and a car with straight lines, quite elegant, we must admit.

There’s still not much to see on the outside other than the trunk lid with the car’s name spaced large between the letters.

Opel Astra 2022
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The interior, however, had three pictures released, including the most detailed of all, which shows the dashboard, made up of two digital screens arranged and facing the driver. This is a different setup than you see on the new 308, but the features should be the same.

Opel also showed off the small details of the steering wheel with its satellite controls and seat trim. Surprisingly, the text of the declaration speaks of “German precision”, but does not say anything related to its technical part, which comes from France’s former rivals.

The brand also says that the new Astra will have an electric powertrain, but without explaining exactly what it is. In Europe, the same set of 308, a 1.6 liter turbocharged engine with a 110 hp electric motor. Production of the model will begin in 2021 at the plant in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

10 years without a Chevrolet Astra

The arrival of the 6th generation European Astra takes place in the same year as another Astra, the one from Chevrolet, he said goodbye to Brazil. The model, which was also sold in sedan form, was produced in the country between 1998 and 2011, but shortly before that it had started to be imported from Belgium.

The successor to the Kadett here and there, the Astra was successful and remained on the market even when GM decided to change the new mid-generation to the “Vectra”. Those were the times when our market was compared to Europe, however, due to the constant technical changes of these models, the hell of the cost made it prohibitive to adjust them according to our reality.

In 2017, with the sale of Opel to PSA (now part of Stellantis), the new CEO of the company at that time. confirmed that the brand will be sold in Brazil in the medium term. Until today, the plan remained only on paper.

Chevrolet Astra Sedan 2010
Chevrolet Astra Sedan 2010
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