Photospies found the new Opel Astra on road tests

April 30, 2014 at 7:14 pm

The car in a protective camouflage was seen in Germany.

Opel Astra front image

Opel Astra front image


Although the body of the car is still hiding under the protective camouflage, we can already draw the first conclusions on the exterior of the new generation Opel Astra. Apparently, the new product will not be radically different from its predecessor, but the car will get a different grille, new optics and bumper. As a basis will be taken decisions, that was demonstrated on the compact Adam, as well as the concept Monza. But changes in technical terms will be much more significant. First of all, the new Opel Astra will be built on a platform D2XX, in common with Chevrolet Cruze, recently shown at the motor show in Beijing. Using high-strength steel will reduce the car’s weight 50-100 kg.

Opel Astra back photo

Opel Astra back photo

In addition, for the first time on the Opel Astra 3-cylinder turbo will. It is about a 1.0-liter unit SIDI Turbo 115-hp, which is also installed on Adam. Although, of course, will have a new “Astra” and other engines, including – 1.4-liter 150-horsepower turbine. Engines will work with 7-speed robotized transmission with two clutches, the development of which is currently underway in GM. Start of series production of the new Opel Astra is scheduled for 2015, but before that at a future auto show held the official premiere of new items.

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