Published: 01 December 2021, at 10:33 p.m.
Opel’s new Astra Golf class is now offered with a combi body. We already know both design and technology.
In July, the Opel Astra was launched as a hatchback, and now it’s time for the Combi version of the Sport Tourer. Opals Station has a long tradition of wagons, what we call the golf class today, which started with a cadet caravan almost 60 years ago.
The new hatchback follows the same design pattern as the hatchback that was publicly launched in September. On the front, we see a polished front called the Opel Visor, known from other Opel models, in the recently updated Grandland.
While the C-pillars have a different design with extra folds at the bottom, on the back, the Combi version of the Astra is surprisingly similar to the hatchback.
Under the hatchback are engines of the same size: a 1.2-liter petrol engine with three cylinders of 110 or 130 horsepower, a diesel engine of 1.5 liters and 130 horsepower, and two plug-in hybrids for connecting. 1.6 liter petrol engine with electric motors of 180 and 225 horsepower respectively.
The six-speed manual gearbox comes standard for petrol and diesel engines. The eight-speed automatic transmission is available as an option and comes standard on charging hybrids. Sharing the Astra operating system is similar to the limit for the Peugeot 308.
No other technical specifications have been provided for the charging hybrid, which looks very interesting, but the French sibling car Peugeot 308 SW Hybrid 225 has a 60km charger with electric drive. The maximum charging power standard should be 3.7 kW and a more powerful onboard charger option of 7.4 kW should be the option.
The Astra has a wheelbase of 5.7 centimeters longer than a station wagon hatchback and the car has a total length of 464 centimeters compared to the 437 centimeters of the hatchback. Compared to the previous generation of Astra station wagons, it was cut to a length of six centimeters, which is found on the narrow overhang at the front.
In terms of load, the new Camby packs 608 liters of luggage with a three-part rear seat folded back and 1,634 luggage downstairs. The charging hybrid has batteries fitted under the load floor, so the figures are limited to 548 and 1,574 liters, respectively. The previous generation Astra station wagon was loaded with 540 to 1,630 liters, which did not have a plug-in hybrid version. The class-leading competitor in Sweden, the Kia Seat in the Combi version loads 625 to 1,694 liters and the plug-in hybrid from 437 to 1,506 liters.
Inside the Astra Sports Tourer, we identify ourselves with a hatchback that highlights digital instrumentation and seats from Opel itself.
No dates have been set for when the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will be available, but in the UK, sold as the model Vauxhall, order books will open early next year and customers will receive their cars in the summer.
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