First information about the new 2020 Opel Astra

Opel plans the new edition of the Astra. He will also get a new PSA platform and share the engines with the Peugeot 308.
In 2020 , the Opel Astra will also be converted to a new platform from the PSA rack . In addition to the new floor panel , the design could change fundamentally. It would be conceivable that Opel could orient itself to the 2018 study shown GT X Experimental . Then an elegant wide grille on the front would dominate. At the height of the Opel logo is a small indentation, the daytime running lights form L-shaped elements that delimit the lights from above. The apron is similar to that of the new Opel Corsa, This also applies to the interior. Here, the compact model will look a lot in the small car.
In the future with PSA engines
After the takeover by the PSA Group , Opel will also use the engine shelf of the French Astra on the Astra . Three- and four-cylinder engines are considered set. As with the Peugeot 208 and Corsa could also get the Astra a fully electric variant

The Riselsheim-based Opel company, which has owned the French PSA since spring 2017, has already shown Crossland X and Grandland X models that it will make a huge profit by joining the PSA ‘family’. An even better example is the new Corsa, which is a technological derivation of the new Peugeot 208.

The sixth-generation Opel Astra will be built on the same mold. It will be built on a common, modular EMP2 (Efficient Modular Platform 2) platform, also prepared for hybrid powertrains.

It announces major design innovations, with an unusual and somewhat controversial front mask style, and will be produced in a five-door hatchback version and as a Sports Tourer wagon.

The coefficient of air resistance will be ‘ironed’ to, for the compact class, an exceptional 0.25. By increasing the proportion of high HTS steel and ultra-high strength, the new Astra will have 50 kg less weight, and at the same time 25 percent higher strength of the supporting structure.

It will use proven direct-injection turbochargers, 3-cylinder 1.2 PureTech and 4-cylinder 1.6 THP, and 4-cylinder turbodiesel 1.5 BlueHDi and 2.0 BlueHDi, from 102 to 250 hp. All engines will be soft hybrid with advanced Start / Stop system.

There are high expectations for the plug-in hybrid version, so it will be an angry competitor of the Golf VIII. The presentation will be in October 2020 at the Paris Salon, with the first deliveries to the market expected in late 2020 and early 2021.

The seriousness of PSA’s plans with this model, which should be the most serious adversary of Volkswagen Golf VIII, also shows that production will be organized in three locations, in Germany, the United Kingdom and Poland.

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