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New Opel Astra Sports Tourer Officer

New official Opel Astra Sports Tourer

Photo: Opel Automobile GmbH

The new Opel Astra golf classifier is now offered in a combi body. We already acknowledge both the design and the technology.

in july Opel Astra was presented as a hatchbackNow, it’s time to get the Sports Tourer Combi Edition. Opels has a long tradition of station wagons in what we today call the Golf class, and it started nearly 60 years ago with the Cadet Caravan.

The new hatchback follows the same design style as the hatchback that debuted in September. In the foreground we see the glass front called the Opel Vizor, known from other Opel models, the last of which is in Grandland Update.

We get to know the look from the hatchback introduced this summer.
Photo: Opel Automobile GmbH

In the back, the combi version is turned off Astra Surprisingly similar to a hatchback although the C-pillars have a different design with an additional fold over at the bottom.

Under the hood is the same range of engines as the hatchback: a 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine with 110 or 130 horsepower, a 1.5-liter diesel with 130 horsepower, and two plug-in hybrids that combine a 1.6-liter gasoline engine with electric motors with a combined power of 180 and 225 straight horse.

A six-speed manual transmission is standard on petrol and diesel engines. An eight-speed automatic transmission is available as an option and comes standard on charged hybrids. The range is the same as before Peugeot 308 with which Astra shares the platform.

Some other technical specifications of the plug-in hybrid, which may be seen as the most interesting, were not presented, but the French sister car Peugeot 308 SW Hybrid 225 It takes about 60 miles on an electric powered charge. The maximum charging power should be 3.7 kW as standard and 7.4 kW with a more powerful internal charger available as an option.

As a station wagon, the Astra has a wheelbase that is 5.7 cm longer than the hatchback and has a total vehicle length of 464 cm, compared to 437 cm in the hatchback. Compared with the Previous generation Astra station wagon Its length is six centimeters, which can be seen on the short drooping part of the front.

In terms of payload, the new set with 608 liters of luggage is powerful with the three-piece rear seat back in the folded position and 1634 with its back down. The charging hybrid has batteries installed below the loading floor, so the numbers are limited to 548 and 1,574 liters respectively. The previous generation Astra station wagon was loaded from 540 to 1630 liters, and there was no plug-in hybrid version. The leading competitor in its class in Sweden Kia Sid In the combined version, 625 to 1,694 liters and 437 to 1,506 liters are loaded as a hybrid.

Between 608 and 1574 liters can be accommodated in the luggage compartment, depending on whether the rear seat is folded or not. Plug-in hybrid versions contain a little less.
Photo: Opel Automobile GmbH

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Inside the Astra Sports Tourer, we introduce ourselves to the hatchback as Opel itself highlights digital instrumentation and seats that will provide the best in class ergonomics as a distinguishing feature.

No dates have been set for the current availability of the Opel Astra Sports Tourer, but in the UK, where the model is sold as a Vauxhall, order books will open early next year and customers will have their cars by summer.