Opel has today revealed the all-new, sixth generation of the model launched 30 years ago as descendant of the legendary Kadett. With the all-new Astra, the German manufacturer is now opening a new chapter: for the first time, the compact class model is available with electric drive. It will be offered in two performance levels as a plug-in hybrid. In addition, there are versions with petrol and diesel engines in combination with friction-optimised six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions.
The new Opel Astra is also a design statement for the brand. Dynamic, with sheer, taut surfaces, detoxed of superfluous elements and with the new brand face – the Opel Vizor. It will be launched this year as a sporty five-door with a low-slung look and yet more space than its predecessor. With a length of 4,374 millimetres and width of 1,860 mm, it hits the sweet-spot of the compact sector.
Thanks to the especially short front overhang, the model is only 4.0 mm longer than the previous model, despite the considerably increased wheelbase of 2,675 mm (+13 mm). The car as a muscular, confident stance, and the practical boot with adjustable floor offers the driver and four passengers 422 litres of luggage volume.
“The new Astra represents the exciting next step of our new design execution”, says Vice President Design, Mark Adams. “With its bold Vizor front face, strong muscular wheel arch blisters and sheer surfacing, the new Astra has a very sporty and confident personality. The interior also takes a bold step into the future. The strong driver-orientated cockpit with seamless glass look of the new Pure Panel will bring a whole new emotional experience to our customers.”
Inside the car, the absolute highlight is the next generation of the Pure Panel, first introduced in the Mokka. This expansive, digital cockpit (optionally fully glazed) features two 10-inch displays, seamlessly integrated – together with the driver’s side air vent – in a horizontal format. Thanks to a shutter-like layer that prevents upward reflections in the windscreen, the design dispenses with a hood over the displays, which further enhances the high-tech functionality and ambience.
By A&D|2021-07-13T17:47:24+02:0013 July 2021|NEWS|