Opel shared the first images of the sixth generation of its best-selling model, Astra. The completely renewed Astra stands out as the first hatchback model of Opel, which is interpreted with a bold and pure design philosophy after Mokka, Crossland and Grandland. In addition, the new Astra is electrified for the first time with versions with rechargeable hybrid technology. The new Astra, which has a more dynamic look with the Opel Visor, the new face and basic exterior design element of the brand, draws attention with its large screens and intuitive controls, and the fully digital Pure Panel in the interior of the new Astra. Equipped with the latest Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel Headlight technology with 168 LED cells, the new Astra features 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission versions, efficient diesel and gasoline engines, and rich customization options. The new Opel Astra will begin to hit the roads in Turkey in 2022.
German automotive giant Opel has completely renewed the Astra, whose success story goes back to the legendary Kadette 30 years ago, and which holds the title of being its best-selling model. The sixth generation Astra is the first hatchback model to be interpreted with Opel's bold and pure design philosophy, following the SUV models Mokka, Crossland and Grandland. The German manufacturer, which opened a whole new page with the new Astra, also announced the rechargeable hybrid versions of the compact model, which can be preferred with two different performance levels. Thus, Astra switched to electric for the first time with its rechargeable hybrid technology. The new Astra, which has a more dynamic look with the Opel Visor, the new face of the brand and its basic exterior design element, draws attention with its large screens and intuitive controls, and the fully digital Pure Panel. Equipped with the latest Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel Headlight technology with 168 LED cells, the new Astra features 6-speed manual and 8-speed automatic transmission versions, efficient diesel and gasoline engines, and rich customization options. Opel, which designed and developed the new Astra at its headquarters in Rüsselsheim, will start production of the model in the fall and we will see the new Astra on the roads of Turkey in 2022.
“A new Lightning is born”
Evaluating the new Astra, Opel CEO Michael Lohscheller said, “With the new Astra, a new Lightning is born. The new model opens the doors of a new era with its impressive design, leading technologies in its class, electric and highly efficient engine options with the lowest possible emissions. The new Astra has been designed with great precision down to the smallest detail. "We are confident that the next-generation Astra will continue to be our brand's best-selling model and has everything it takes to attract many new customers to our brand."
A new interpretation of Opel's strong and pure design philosophy
The design of the new Astra meets the current design language that Opel will apply throughout the 2020s. The Opel Visor, which is the brand's new face and essential exterior design element, used for the first time in the real Mokka, runs along the front of the vehicle, making the new Astra appear wider. Technologies such as the ultra-thin Intelli-Lux LED® headlights and the Intelli-Vision system's front camera are seamlessly integrated into the front structure. The new generation Astra looks very dynamic when viewed from the side. From the rear, the Opel Compass approach is repeated by the Lightning, which is centrally positioned in the middle, and the vertically aligned high-position brake light and taillights. As in all exterior lighting, energy-saving LED technology is used in the taillights as well. The lightning logo takes on an important function as the latch of the trunk lid.
“The new Astra represents the exciting next step in our new design approach,” said Mark Adams, Vice President of Design, evaluating the new Astra's design. has a personality. The interior is also taking a bold step into the future. The new Pure Panel, with its driver-oriented cockpit with large glass surfaces, will provide our customers with a completely new emotional experience.”
New generation Pure Panel digital cockpit with all-glass option
The same German sensibility applies to the interior, which is highlighted by the new generation Pure Panel used for the first time in the Mokka. This large digital cockpit is optionally available in all-glass form and stands out with its two 10-inch screens integrated horizontally, together with the driver's side ventilation. Thanks to a curtain-like layer that prevents reflections on the windshield, the cockpit does not require a visor over the screens, combining advanced technology and functionality and further enhancing the interior ambiance. With its physical controls in the form of elegant buttons, which are minimized, Pure Panel provides the optimum balance between digitalization and intuitive operation. The new generation infotainment system, which can be used with natural language voice control apart from the touch screen and has connected services, offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity developed for smartphones.
Astra goes electric for the first time with powerful rechargeable hybrids
A first in the brand's compact class history, the new Astra will be offered to the market in powerful rechargeable hybrid versions, apart from high-efficiency petrol and diesel engine options, from the start of sales. Power options range from 110 HP (81 kW) to 130 HP (96 kW) in petrol and diesel versions, and up to 225 HP (165 kW) in plug-in hybrid versions. While a six-speed manual transmission is offered as standard in petrol and diesel engine options, an eight-speed automatic transmission is optionally available in more powerful engine options.
Dynamic and balanced handling, “highway safe” braking and stability features
The new Astra is built on the third generation of the highly flexible EMP2 multi-energy platform, in keeping with the Opel DNA from the very beginning. This means that the handling is dynamic yet balanced, and like every Opel, the new model is “highway safe”. The high-speed stability of the model is one of the top priority development goals. The new model performs superbly during braking and remains remarkably stable in curves as well as in a straight line. The torsional rigidity of the new Astra is 14 percent higher than the previous generation.
lower and wider
The new Opel Astra, which will be presented to the market with a sporty five-door body type, will have a wider interior compared to the generation it replaces, despite having a lower silhouette. With a length of 4.374 mm and a width of 1.860 mm, the new Astra is right at the center of the compact class. The new Astra has a 2.675 mm (+13 mm) longer wheelbase, but is only 4,0 mm longer than its predecessor. With its muscular and confident stance, the new Astra offers a luggage volume of 422 liters with its practical luggage with adjustable floor.
Advanced driving assistance systems, including semi-autonomous lane changing
The new Astra also includes the latest autonomous driving assistance systems. All this advanced technology uses four body cameras, one on the front, one on the back and one on the side, in addition to the multi-function camera on the windshield, five radar sensors, one on the front and in each corner, as well as ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear. Camera and sensors are integrated with e-horizon connection under Intelli-Drive 2.0, which extends the range of cameras and radar. This technology allows the system to adapt speed on bends, make speed recommendations and make semi-autonomous lane changes. The hand detection feature on the steering wheel ensures that the driver is always involved in the driving with pleasure.
Intelli-Drive 1.0 includes functions such as rear cross-traffic alert, long-range blind spot detection and active lane positioning that keeps the car in the center of its lane. The rather long list of autonomous driving assistance systems also includes adaptive cruise control, which can increase or decrease the speed to follow the vehicle ahead without exceeding the set speed, braking to a stop if necessary. Driving continues automatically with the Start&Stop function offered with the automatic transmission. The most advanced driving support systems in its class also; It also includes functions such as a large raised instrument display and Intelli-Vision, a camera and radar-based system for easier parking.
New Astra brings premium Intelli-Lux Pixel Light® to the compact class
Astra's role as a pioneer in advanced technology continues with the Opel brand's areas of expertise, namely lighting and seating systems. The previous generation played a leading role in the introduction of the adaptive matrix headlight in 2015. The new generation, on the other hand, offers Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel headlight technology, which is the ultimate in lighting, to the compact class for the first time. This advanced technology, available in Opel's Grandland and Insignia models, offers the most advanced lighting technology in the market with 84 LED cells, each of which is 168 in the ultra-thin headlight. The high beam is adjusted flawlessly in milliseconds without glare in the eyes of other road users. In oncoming or forward traffic, drivers are not affected by the light beam at all. The range and direction of the light are automatically adapted to the driving conditions and environment.
Best-in-class AGR ergonomic seats with massage and ventilation
Opel's award-winning ergonomic AGR seats are well-deserved, and the new Astra continues that long tradition. “Aktion Gesunder Rücken e. V.” (Healthy Backs Campaign) certified front seats are positioned 12mm lower than the previous generation. This adds to the sporty driving feeling. The foam density of the seats, which blend sports and comfort perfectly, guarantees a good posture. The new Astra's AGR front seats are best in the compact class and have different optional adjustment functions, from electric backrest adjustment to electric lumbar support. In combination with nappa leather, ventilation, massage for the driver and rear seat heating outside the front are offered. Also available are stylish Alcantara upholstery.