New Opel Astra hatchback will be similar to the 2021 Mokka crossover

New Opel Astra hatchback will be similar to the 2021 Mokka crossover

July 25, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

An image of a new generation of the compact hatchback Opel Astra has appeared on the web. It is expected that the novelty will be similar to the updated version of the Mokka 2021 crossover.

Exactly a month ago, Opel presented its new styling, which was shown on the example of the small crossover Mokka. Significantly sharper than previous models, the new corporate identity combines design elements from the previously unveiled Opel GT Vizor and Compass concepts with retro elements reminiscent of the company’s 1970 models.

The all-new compact hatchback, rendered by a foreign edition, has a two-tone paint job, just like the 2021 Mokka, where the upper half of the body can be black to contrast with the base color.

Much like the Mokka has undergone profound changes, the next generation Astra will be significantly different from the current model, which was updated last year. In addition to a completely new look, the car will be built on the EMP2 platform, developed by the French concern PSA, which will also serve as the basis for the next Peugeot 308.

In a press release just over a year ago, the German automaker, formerly owned by the American concern General Motors, announced that it will return production of the Astra to the German city of R├╝sselsheim, where the Insignia is also being built.

An electrified version of the Astra was announced late last June, which makes sense since the EMP2 platform was designed by Peugeot and Citro├źn with electrification in mind. It is currently unknown whether Opel was referring to a plug-in hybrid version of its popular hatchback or a purely electric version of the model.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the new Opel Mokka was equipped with an electric engine. In addition to the all-electric motor, the new generation car has received a strongly updated design and modern equipment.