The Opel and Vauxhall brands will be under the much greater influence of the PSA Group after the Astra’s successor arrived in 2021 on the market.
Namely, the new Astra will be based on the EMP2 platform that supports numerous models of the PSA Group, including the new Grandland X.
Thanks to the new platform, the new generation of the Astra will be able to use many French giant’s powertrains. In addition to traditional petrol engines expected to produce between 108 (81 kW) and 217 horsepower (162 kW), the seventh generation Astra will also be sold with diesel engines, which are expected to produce between 99 (74 kW) ) and 177 horsepower (132 kW).
In addition to these conventional powertrain drives, the new Astra will also receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain, which is likely to consist of a gasoline generator and an electric motor that, combined with the work, should produce a total of over 200 horsepower (150 kW) thanks to the EMP2 architecture.
As for the design, the new Astra will have a more dynamic look from the current generation, and some stylish details will be taken from the Grandland X. However, its dimensions will remain the same, that is, it will be 4,350 mm long. Of course, there is still nothing official.
However, before the brand new generation enters the market, Opel / Vauxhall will also present an updated version of the Trenunte generation that has been in the market for three years now. We have already had the opportunity to see spy photographs of prototypes taken during testing, which had a camouflage covered front part, that is, headlights, bumper bars and mask (grille) of the refrigerator.
The upcoming Astra will most likely be presented before the end of this year at a private event, as the PSA Group has decided that its new brands will skip the Car Show in Paris.