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New Opel Astra Teased, but won’t come back to India

Written by Nizam Shaikh

German automobile manufacturer Opel has teased the next-generation Opel Astra in the international market. The brand has not revealed the powertrain details of the new Opel Astra but hints that the five-door hatchback will come with an electrifying entry. This will make the compact car to be electrified for the first time by the brand. 

Opel Design

The teaser images reveal the “extreme precision” and the high attention to detail that will appear on the new model. The unique design of the Astra also shows the brand’s interpretation of the new bold design philosophy. This also shows the direction in which the brand looks forward to going soon. The future Astra will open up a new dimension to the 30-year-old history of the compact class model. 

Opel Astra – Design & Styling

The new Opel Astra features the Opel Vizor as the central exterior design element. The design element is the further development of the design seen on the new Mokka. The Opel Vizor design seamlessly integrates the blank-out radiator grille and the headlamps. The air intakes on the Opel Astra are likely to be lower on the front apron. The headlamps feature an ultra-slim IntelliLux LED technology bringing cutting-edge innovation to the compact market segment. The headlamps also feature inverted double tickmark DRLs. On the rear, the compact class hatchback features an all-new Astra nameplate placed on the taut surface of the tailgate. 

Opel Astra – Interiors

On the inside, the Astra gets a Pure Panel digital cockpit with fully glazed surfaces. The Opel Vizor design languages continue with two widescreen displays in a horizontal driver-oriented format. The interiors also come with reduced controls for a minimalist interior. The new Astra also comes with a newly designed steering wheel and ergonomic front seats. 

The brand also reveals that Opel will design and engineer the Astra in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and the brand will offer the car in two body styles. A five-door hatchback and versatile Sports Tourer estate. The Astra will go into production at the Rüsselsheim plant in Germany this year. 

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