The design of the new Opel Astra was no small surprise for all car lovers. After all, we could have expected something like that, since the PSA group took over Opel.
Sharp lines and, above all, the characteristic front end called the Opel Vizor, are the leitmotifs of the latest C-segment hatchback from Rüsselsheim. You guessed it, a good part of the technique was taken over by the French brothers, first of all recently introduced Peugeot 308.
Interestingly, the new Opel Astra is only four millimeters longer than the previous generation, despite increasing the wheelbase by 13 millimeters, which now totals 2675 millimeters.
As expected, not only the rear seat passengers have benefited, but the boot capacity has been seriously increased to 422 liters.
In a press release, it is stated that Asta was completely designed and developed at Opel’s parent company in Rüsselsheim. Intelli-Lux LED headlights are immediately listed as an improved version of the headlights of the previous generation Astra. They have a total of 168 LED elements, which are activated as needed so as not to blind the drivers of the vehicle in front.
Another important item that German designers are also responsible for are the seats. They were developed with the AGR (“Aktion Gesunder Rücken eV”) certificate of the German Association of Orthopedists. How sportier the Astra is is supported by the fact that it sits 12 millimeters lower than in the previous generation.
In combination with Nappa leather, not only cooling but also seat heating can be ordered, as well as a massage for the driver. If it is like in the previous Astra, we can freely say that it will be one of the best massages in the car industry. Whoever wants, will be able to order seats upholstered in Alcantara.
The new Opel Astra boasts semi-autonomous driving as well as a 360-degree camera. Inside, as expected, are large displays. Both are ten inches diagonal, with one reserved for the role of digital instruments.
As for the mechanics, the French are already performing here, with a modular EMP2 platform. This means that he shares a good part of the mechanics with his French brothers, but with very specific changes. All adjustments have been made so that the ride is mostly adapted to the high road speeds on Atoban.
The engines will also be taken over from the French, such as the 1.2 turbo-petrol with 110 and 130 horsepower. Diesel will still be on offer, and a big novelty is the introduction of plug-in hybrid technology with a total system power of 225 hp.
A six-speed manual transmission is standard on petrol and diesel, while an eight-speed automatic is an option on more powerful versions.
Teaching of the new Astra will be possible from the fall, while the first copies will reach their customers in early 2022.
Source: Auto magazin by www.magazinauto.com.
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