Sports hatchback Opel Astra GSi showed on the first render

Sports hatchback Opel Astra GSi showed on the first render

July 15, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The new generation of the German hatchback, whose world premiere is scheduled for September, may have a “hot” version with a revived GSi prefix. Independent designers have shown how such a car could look like.

Opel unveiled the next generation Astra this week. The hatchback will receive a new design, a new French platform and an updated interior. It would be nice to see a “charged” GSi version.

Opel has revived the sporting moniker of its most powerful cars for 2017 and we hope the new Astra will become part of that family. A new unofficial render from X-Tomi Design shows what such a hatchback might look like.

The Opel Astra GSi gets an angular design with embossed perimeter embossing, which gets a luscious bright orange hue with contrasting black pillars and roof. For contrast, a black bonnet has been added, which is in perfect harmony with the bright bezel and black edging of the radiator grille.

The “charged” hatchback has new wheels, a wide front panel with black inserts on the bumper and a spectacular body kit. The Astra GSi sits slightly lower for a sporty look. Opel has not indicated that it is developing the Astra GSi. So his appearance is a big question.

The motor range of the new Opel Astra has not yet been disclosed. It is known that the next generation of the hatchback will share the platform with the Peugeot 308.

He can borrow motors from this “Frenchman” too. However, this is bad news for those hoping for an Astra GSi model. Peugeot has publicly ruled out plans to develop a sportier 308 GTI or Sport Engineered Variant. Opel could follow suit.

All Opel has said about the Astra’s powertrains is that there will be a variety of gasoline and diesel engines ranging from 110 to 225 horsepower. The top version of the Peugeot 308 plug-in hybrid produces 225 hp. This engine is likely to find its way into the new Astra as well. For now, the Astra GSi is just a rendering and is unlikely to go into production unless Opel sticks the GSi badge on the hybrid model.