January 17, 2022

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The new Opel Astra station wagon, more space, more technology

Waiting to understand whether and how the new Opel Astra will also become a crossover, the German compact car makes its debut on the web with the most classic variant Opel Astra station wagon, thus filling the empty box with the arrival of the new generation and settling the score with the floor-sharing cousin of the Peugeot 308.

A variant of the bodywork at the front includes a 5-door design in all respects, with the now classic black grille and dipped headlights with “L” lighting (also with Intelli-Lux technology), while drastically changing at the rear, with the roof running parallel to the floor and almost vertical Side B. athletic shape Which follows the function: The station wagon is a family car and it’s the space that sets the rules.

More space

Based on the EMP2 platform, the new Opel Astra station wagon loses a few centimeters in the bodywork: 4.64 meters, 1.86 in width, 1.48 in height and 2.73 stride, while Loading capacity. With the rear seat in place, in fact, 608 liters are available, while the backrest folded (in the 40:20:40 pattern) comes to 1634 liters. Values ​​that fall into the Astra SW plug-in hybrid are a minimum of 548 liters and a maximum of 1.574 liters. The space that always looks usable from the photos, without steps or certain differences in height.

The interior that fully integrates the five-door furniture, that is, we find the Pure Panel screen that unites Screen of digital devices and infotainment, displayed on 10-inch screens each, with very few physical buttons, including the air conditioning buttons.

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There’s no shortage of now classic AGR-certified in-house seats, plus technologies like the head-up display and Intelli-Drive 2.0 system, which includes numerous driving aids like adaptive cruise control, active lane monitor and more.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer (2022)

Opel Astra Station Wagon 2022, Motory

In its debut, the new Opel Astra station wagon will be available with petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines. The first family consists of different versions of the turbocharged three-cylinder 1.2 PureTech 110 or 130 hp gasoline versions, while the second is based solely on a 130 hp 1.5 hp turbo diesel.

The big news is the plug-in hybrid version with the powertrain configured, as in the Astra 5-door, by a 180 hp 1.6 turbo petrol and 110 hp electric, for a total of 225 hp, all of which are discharged to the ground only by the front wheels. And in 2023, an electric version could arrive as well.