Opel Astra 2022.

Opel Astra 2022.

Opel Astra 2022.

Opel Astra 2022. The new Opel Astra hatchback on the French platform is presented.

The next Opel model changed the architecture and technology of GM to the units of the PSA concern, which became part of the Stellantis alliance.

Before us is the Opel Astra L hatchback — the sixth generation model, which in Europe should become the most dangerous competitor for Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus cars.

At the same time, technically, the new Astra is a «disguised» Peugeot 308 of the new generation.

The designers did their best: Astra turned out to be cute and original.

The design is made in the style of Opel Vizor, which was developed by a team of stylists led by Briton Mark Adams and is already familiar from Opel SUVs.

LED headlights (they are already «in the base») are combined with the radiator grille into a common darkened block, designed under the visor of the helmet.

Opel Astra 2022.

For a surcharge, IntelliLux matrix headlights are offered: each unit has 84 diodes, which allow you to flexibly change the light beam.

The resemblance to the «three hundred and eighth» is successfully masked by various design techniques.

However, if you look at the cars in profile, it turns out that their body is practically the same: pay attention to the base of the front roof pillars, doorways, the location of the fuel filler flap and the slope of the rear window.

By the way, the fifth door is now composite, and the torsional rigidity of the body here has increased by 14% compared to the previous Astra K.

The wheelbase of the new hatchback is the same 2675 mm as that of the Peugeot 308. This is 13 mm more than that of the outgoing generation Astra.

Opel Astra 2022.

At the same time, the overall dimensions with the change of generation almost did not change: the length increased by a symbolic 4 mm (up to 4374 mm), the width decreased by 11 mm (up to 1860 mm), and the height decreased by 15 mm (1470 mm).

But the volume of the trunk was increased from 370 to 422 liters. Wheels up to 18 inches in diameter are available, and a black roof has been added to the options list for the first time.

The Astra L is the third model (after the Mokka and Grandland SUVs) with the new Opel Pure Panel interior concept. In front of the driver there is a single block with two ten-inch screens: one for virtual devices, the other for the media system.

However, to control the «music» and climate control, a set of traditional buttons and handles (they are not even touch-sensitive!) Are kept on the center console.

Opel Astra 2022.

Compared to the previous Astra, the seats are set 12 mm lower here. A miniature joystick on the central tunnel is now responsible for controlling the “automatic”.

Options include a head-up screen, all-round cameras and adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go. The automatic braking system is already standard.

Like the Peugeot 308, the new Opel Astra is built on the modular EMP2 platform. Among other things, this means that the Astra has lost the family rear suspension with the Watt mechanism, which has been used since 2009: the usual semi-independent «beam» is now installed.

The range of power units is exactly the same as that of the «three hundred and eighth».

The choice is offered by a gasoline turbo engine 1.2 with a capacity of 110 or 130 hp. and a four-cylinder turbodiesel 1.5 for 130 «horses».

All — with a start-stop system and a six-speed «mechanics», and an eight-speed «automatic» can be ordered only for 130-horsepower cars.

Opel Astra 2022.

A hybrid power plant is also borrowed from Peugeot, and there are two rechargeable modifications in the range at once.

They have a 1.6 petrol turbo four (150 or 180 hp) working in tandem with an electric motor (110 hp), which is built into an eight-speed «automatic».

In peak mode, they produce 180 or 225 hp. (depending on the version). These hatchbacks will be able to move in a purely electric mode.

The new generation of Asters will be produced at the Opel headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, and the DS 4 platform hatchback will also be registered here.

Asters at this plant were made from 2009 to 2015, but the outgoing generation K cars are produced in England (Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port ) and Poland (Opelevskaya site in Gliwice): these enterprises will be redesigned.

Production of the new Astra will begin in the fall, when the Astra Sports Tourer station wagon will be presented and orders for the entire family will open.

The start of sales in Europe is scheduled for early 2022. It is possible that in the new generation Opel Astra will return to the Russian market.

The outgoing Astra K never appeared: its debut coincided with the departure of Opel from Russia, and after the return of the brand, the PSA concern had no right to supply us with cars due to the direct ban of GM.

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