The new generation of the Opel Astra also comes as a plug-in hybrid. It’s barely bigger and yet more spacious. But the most striking thing is its hip design, which gives it a completely new face.
The current generation of the Astra, dating from 2015, will be replaced next autumn. First the hatchback comes to the dealers, later a station wagon appears: the Sports Tourer. The new Astra shares its technology largely with the Peugeot 308 and DS 4 and is also available with a choice of two plug-in hybrid powertrains. In addition, ‘regular’ petrol and diesel versions remain available.
The new Astra is only 4 millimeters longer than its predecessor. The distance between the front and rear axle has increased by 1.3 centimeters. The luggage compartment grows to 422 liters, which is 52 liters more than before.
The interior is just as hip and sleek as the exterior. Opel’s ‘Pure Panel’ features two 10-inch screens placed side by side, one of which is located directly behind the steering wheel. That screen functions as a set of instruments, the other as an infotainment screen. Below the infotainment display are touch-sensitive and physical buttons. For example, you can control the climate control with push buttons.
Options include a head-up display, leather-covered, ventilated and heated front seats and a massage function on the driver’s seat. Seats with Alcantara upholstery and a heated rear seat are also available.
Thanks to Intelli-Drive, the Astra can change lanes semi-autonomously, brake for bends or other traffic and also keep the car within the lane. A file machine is also an option.
More information about the new Opel Astra find you here at Autoweek.
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