The Opel Astra is based on the EMP2 platform from PSA (now Stellantis). It shares its base with, among others, the new DS 4 and Peugeot 308. Two plug-in hybrid powertrains will be available at the market launch next year: one with 180 hp, the other with 225 hp. Both are equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission and - thanks to a 12.4 kWh battery - an electric WLTP range of up to 60 kilometers. Later there will also be non-electrified versions in the price list: a 1.2 Turbo with 110 hp, the same 1.2 Turbo with 130 hp and a 1.5 CDTI diesel with 130 hp. Opel will not introduce the fully electric Astra-e until 2023.
Inside, Opel realizes - unlike the Volkswagen brands - that physical buttons are indispensable for logical operation. The instruments are fully digital. Two 10-inch screens form a whole with the ventilation grilles. Thanks to a coating that prevents reflections in the windscreen, there is no need for an instrument panel cover. The identical buttons on the center tunnel show that the Astra and the Peugeot 308 share many parts. Opel is always proud of two things: its intelligent lighting and its ergonomic AGR seats. The lighting is called adaptive Intelli-Lux LED Pixel Matrix lighting in full.
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