The first images of the Opel Astra coupe appeared

The first images of the Opel Astra coupe appeared

December 12, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Exclusive images show what the next-generation Opel Astra might look like, which will be based on the new PSA platform.

The revival of the Opel (Vauxhall for the British market) under the control of the new owner of the PSA group continues at a rapid pace, with a global rethinking of the Astra hatchback, which is due to appear in car dealerships over the next 24 months. Although the car will have much in common with other PSA hatchbacks, Vauxhall boss Stephen Norman said it would be “something much more than just another copy of the Peugeot 308.”

Astra will refrain from the current trend for higher crossovers and will soon become a coupe-style hatchback, as exclusive images show. Along with the new “Opel family face”, which was introduced in 2018 by the GT X Experimental concept and implemented on the new Corsa, Astra will get clear, blade-like front LED lights. The door handles of the rear doors can be hidden in C-shaped racks to emphasize the Astra’s coupe-like silhouette.

Inside, Opel will compete with the latest Golf, providing an assortment of large infotainment screens, digital displays in front of the driver using 3D technology, as well as soft, soft-touch plastic. Almost everything is expected here, from charging a cordless phone to a wireless connection, and second-level autonomy will also be available.

Under the hood, the old GM engine line is giving way to PSA engines in petrol and diesel versions. Both versions of the 109- and 128-horsepower versions of the three-cylinder gasoline engine should be available in Astra along with a 128-hp 1.5-liter BlueHDi eco-friendly diesel engine. 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmissions will also be offered as transmissions.

As in Grandland X, the plug-in hybrid system has a capacity of 296 hp. will be available on Astra, but in a sportier version with the VXR logo. Astra Hybrid4 VXR equipped with a 1.66-liter four-cylinder gasoline turbo engine rated at 196 hp and two electric motors on the front and rear axles are expected to go on sale shortly after the launch of the new Astra in 2021. It is expected that acceleration to 100 лзр of such a model will take about six seconds, with a fully electric range of more than 50 km.