The new Opel Astra, expected in the coming months, officially reveals its new look, among other details. First contact.
New Opel Astra 2021 – This becomes clearer for the sixth generation of German compact. The Blitz has just unveiled the first official images of the one who should create the event at the Munich fair, next September. If this first burst of shots reveals only minute details of the style of the new Opel Astra, we already know that it will rest on the platform of recent Peugeot 308 and DS4. It is besides, alongside the latter, that she will be assembly in Rüsselsheim, in the brand’s historic stronghold.
Viewfinder and Pure Panel
Since its acquisition by the PSA group in 2017, the German manufacturer has undertaken its revolution, in order to dust off its image. The recent Mocha is the best witness, he who has just inaugurated the Vizor grille and the Pure Panel cockpit. Gimmicks that all future Opel badged models will adopt in the coming years, starting with this brand new Astra.
Resting on the plate-forme EMP2 V3 from its Peugeot and DS cousins, it inherited most of the engines, including the famous plug-in hybrids accumulating 180 and 225 hp, Firstly. Thereafter, by 2024, this modern day Opel Astra will even convert to electricity, 100%, via a module initially developed for the new 308.
Without black cover
For now, looking at the first photos made available by the brand, we remember that the new Opel Astra will be offered on same type of “coachbuilder” hood as its Sochaux cousin, to overhang its Vizor grille. But, these two elements are unfortunately not directly related, the designers did not consider it appropriate to paint the opening in a tone similar to that of the roof. We may regret that this Astra did not play on the continuity of color between its roof, its hood and its grille., like the Mokka. In terms of on-board technologies, Opel only reports the adoption of IntelliLux LED matrix projectors, as well as a new generation of Pure Panel digital display. Physical controls are kept to a minimum, in a clean environment promising a high level of perceived quality.
New Opel Astra price
Available initially in 5-door saloon, the new Opel Astra will also be transformed into station wagon Sports Tourer, in the coming months. On the price side, the German will probably prove to be the most affordable of the DS4 / 308 / Astra trio, with a base price probably located around € 25,000.
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