The all-new Opel / Vauxhall Astra was spied totaly undisguised. The spy shot gives us a fair vista of the Astra’s profile helpful minutiae like the mold of the windows and the roofline, the taillights and the concave growing on the doors.
Under the hood, the new Opel Astra gets GM’s newest front-turn-chauffeur Delta platform which is also worn on the Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. Power will come from an ample extent of diesel and gasoline powertrains, with GM‘s all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that will be presented with outputs ranging from 120 hp to 140 hp and torque values of 175 to 200 Nm. Opel claims that this group will save an approximate 8% improvement in fuel consumption compared to the easily aspirated 1.6 and 1.8-liter engines that it will trade.
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The 2010 Astra’s interior: the console skinned four greatly positioned instrument dials in front of the driver and a swoopy innermost console with a grand drop part that houses the gearbox switch.
Technical innovations will involve numerous the ‘Opel Eye‘ camera practice that recognizes passage signs caveat the driver and a next-generation adaptive headlight routine.
The 5-door Astra will make its approved premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in September, with sales next in Europe sharply after. In 2010, the Astra’s scope will be enhanced with the addition of the sportier 3-door GTC while Opel also tactics to launch a four-door sedan, a posting-cart and a coupe-cabriolet variant with a retractable hardtop by 2011.
As for the U.S., GM strategy to assemble the new Saturn-badged Astra here in America with sales designed to begin sometime in 2011. However, given the stream monetary condition of General Motors and more importantly, the hesitant upcoming of the Saturn trademark, we wouldn’t be stunned if the Astra’s North American debut is put on detain.