The Astra is a compact car which was introduced originally in 1991. This model came as a replacement for legendary Kadett and so far, there are four generations of it. Current model, known as Astra J, is present from 2009 so, for some time there are rumors that next-generation model coming very soon. Nowadays, when testing model has been spotted, it is expected that new model will come by the end of this year as 2016 Opel Astra. According to spy photos, new model will be completely redesigned and it will feature new look, new interior and many mechanical improvements.
2016 Opel Astra redesign
New model will have close relation with new Chevrolet Cruze. These two models will share the same D2XX platform, but also many other mechanical parts. The testing model of 2016 Opel Astra features a hatchback body style, so this variant will probably come first. However, other variants like sedan, Sports Tourer wagon and GTC coupe. When it is about exterior design, you won’t see big surprises. Just like all German cars, 2016 Opel Astra will come as an evolution of current model. Radical changes simply aren’t the part of the conventional German car-making philosophy. All in all, you should expect many influences from 2013 Opel Monza concept car. The interior of the car is still unknown, but it will be redesigned too for sure so, expect new styling and plenty of new technologies installed in 2016 Astra.
2016 Opel Astra engine
Since this car is offered in many countries of the world, 2016 Astra will once again have a wide range of engines in offer. There will be several petrol and diesel units available. When it is about petrol units, there will be 1.6 Turbo SIDI and also 2.0 liter Turbo engine, but there will probably be in offer new 1.4 liter turbocharged engine, same as in new Cruze, which has around 150 horses. Diesel line-up will be consisted of 1.6 and 2.0 liter units. Hybrid and hi-performance variants are also expected to come in the future.
2016 Opel Astra release date and price
The 2016 Opel Astra will probably come late this year, eventually in early 2016. There is a big possibility that it will be presented on 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, but it isn’t confirmed yet. It is expected that the price will remain in the similar range as for the current model.