Opel Astra will receive 300-horsepower version

May 15, 2016 at 7:16 pm

Opel Company is preparing to release a “charged” modification of compact Astra of the latest generation. It is expected that the “hot” hatch of new generation will debut in 2018. “Hot” hatchback, which apparently will receive the name of Astra OPC, will be equipped with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 300 horsepower. According to preliminary data, the engine will be available with both manual transmission and automatic gearbox. As for the type of drive, then there is only one possible option – the front wheel drive.

2016 Stylish Opel Astra hatchback pic

2016 Stylish Opel Astra hatchback pic

It is worth noting that Opel does not plan to produce a replacement for the current hot-hatch Astra GTC with two doors, so we will see only the four-door version of the model. In addition, according to the edition «Auto Bild», after the new Astra OPC hatchback debut, Toyota will also put a wagon on the market. Charged modifications will differ from ordinary “Astra” with not only the engine, but also with a number of visual modern elements, in particular, the specific aerodynamic.

2016 Modern and comfortable Opel Astra hatchback image

2016 Modern and comfortable Opel Astra hatchback image

Unfortunately, it will take a long time before the release of charged Opel Astra. It is expected that the new product will be presented no earlier than 2018.

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