No question of wasting time at Opel. After the revelation of the new Astra sedan, the Sports Tourer station wagon will soon follow suit.
New Opel Astra Sports Tourer 2022 – Just revealed this summer, the sixth generation of Opel Astra will soon be supported by a mover silhouette. Its formalization should take place this autumn, before a commercial launch scheduled for early next year.
The compacts followed a frantic pace at Stellantis, since the beginning of the year. The honor went to a representative of the premium segment, with the all new DS4 having inaugurated the EMP2 V3 platform. Then it was Peugeot’s turn to renew its 308, a few weeks later, before Opel lifted the veil on its new Astra, mid-July. Three female fighters from one of the most competitive segments of the European market who could decline their common technical base under the Alfa Romeo and Lancia label, in the coming years.
The station wagon is always a recipe
An ambitious 5-door saloon program likely toworry the Volkswagen group which counts in its ranks the Golf, l’Audi A3, the Seat Leon, as well as Skoda Octavia. If the latter have all been declined in station wagon, with the exception of the compact with 4 rings, Stellantis does not intend to generalize this type of bodywork to all of its Russian dolls. The DS4, as well as the hypothetical Alfa Giulia and Lancia Delta will turn their backs on these utilitarian aspects to leave the field is open to Peugeot and Opel.
Shorter, more roomy
While the 308 formalized an elegant SW station wagon, last June, the future Opel Astra Sports Tourer will make its first public appearance when the 5-door sedan goes into production in September. Like the Sochalienne, it will lengthen its wheelbase by about 8 cm and its length of almost 25 cm for exceed 4.60 m long and embark around 550 l of luggage. By setting its dimensions on its tricolor cousin, the new Opel station wagon should lose a few centimeters in length, which until now represented one of the most bulky offers in its category (4.70 m). But optimizing its interior space will not lower its trunk volume, compared to its predecessor. Quite the contrary.
Thus stretched, the Opel Astra will mainly affect the style of its stern. She should maintain theshark fin which characterizes its C pillar, despite the weight loss that will affect this amount. By lowering its loading threshold, for the sake of convenience, the German station wagon will migrate its license plate from the shield to the tailgate. Finally, for economic reasons, it should repeat the lights of the sedan identically.
Rechargeable hybrid units
In terms of engines, the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer will remain faithful to the blocks inaugurated by the sedan. We will find the engines 110 and 130 hp gasoline to which will be added the only offer 130 hp diesel. But the event will come from the introduction of Plug-in hybrid engines, two in number. Cumulating 180 and 225 hp, they will ensure a little more 50 km of 100% electric driving, even if it means that their batteries encroach slightly on the charging volume, as is generally the case with this type of vehicle. To top it off, by 2024, a fully electric unit should join the range.
New Opel Astra Sports Tourer price
At its launch, in the first quarter the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer will be approximately available from € 25,000.
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