Opel has released first images of its new generation Astra, due to arrive in Ireland in early 2022, writes Brian Byrne.
To be launched as a 5-door, the new car has a longer wheelbase than the current car, but short overhangs mean it is only a tad longer. The next Astra will have petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, with power outputs ranging 110hp-225hp.
In style it follows the cues first seen in the Mokka, recently launched in Ireland. The interior features two integrated screens for driver information and entertainment management, but settings such as climate control are operated by keys.
There is a full suite of driver assist functions available in the new car, which replaces the Astra debuted in 2015.