Journalists filmed the updated Opel Astra wagon with almost no camouflageMay 25, 2019
Automotive publications have published photos of the test prototype, updated Opel Astra. It is expected that the car will receive minor external changes, as well as a 1.5-liter diesel engine.
In early April of this year, we published a batch of “spy” photos, which depicted an updated version of the Opel Astra hatchback. The prototype was seen on public roads with minimal disguise. It’s time to look at the long-awaited German novelty in the station wagon.
Again, this test machine has a bit of camouflage film covering the front, on which most visual changes will be focused.
Speaking about the front of the prototype, you can see the changed grille, which has a mesh structure. The front bumper grille also received a different shape. Also worth noting are the updated headlights, which in this prototype are of the standard halogen type. Expect to see additional fully LED counterparts as soon as the restyled version of the model goes on sale.
If you look at the back of the car, you can see in it the same Astra wagon, which is sold today. Even the internal graphics of the rear lights did not receive any changes, and the only thing we noticed was the EcoTec D badge on the trunk lid. This indicates that the car is equipped with a diesel engine, and, most likely, this power unit belongs to the masters hand of the French company PSA, which currently owns Opel.
If this is true, then the engine under the hood is probably a 1.5-liter BlueHDI, which is also used in the Peugeot 308, where it produces 102 or 130 hp. If engineers of the French brand succeed in adapting the four-cylinder engine to the Astra without spending millions on development, this will make this engine an ideal alternative to the current 1.6-liter diesel engines of this model.
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