Serial production of the sixth generation Opel Astra has started at the Opel plant in Germany. The first cars will appear at European dealers in the spring, in Ukraine the novelty is also expected this year.
The new Opel Astra was presented in the summer of 2021. The sixth generation was developed after Opel moved from General Motors to the French PSA Group (now Stellantis), so it was based on the EMP2 platform, and the third generation Peugeot 308 turned out to be its closest relative. However, they decided to produce these two technically close models at different enterprises – back in September 2021, the 308th stood on the conveyor in the French Mulhouse, but the Astra began to be fully assembled only now in the German Rüsselsheim, where the head office of Opel is also located.
The sixth generation of the Opel Astra is presented with a hatchback and wagon body, called the Astra Sports Tourer. An all-electric version of the Astra-e is expected in early 2023.
For the European markets, the following power units are announced: petrol “turbo engine” 1.2 in versions with 110 or 130 hp. and a diesel “turboservice” 1.5 with a capacity of 130 hp. All motors are equipped with a start-stop system and are offered in combination with a 6-speed “mechanics”. An 8-speed “automatic” is also available for 130-horsepower cars.
In addition, the new Astra will be available in plug-in hybrid modifications, which, like electric vehicles, are charged from external sources and partly resume the charge due to recuperation during braking. In such cars, the petrol “turboservice” 1.6 (150 or 180 hp) is supplemented with an electric motor built into the 8-speed “automatic” with a return of 110 hp. The peak power of the system, depending on the version, reaches 180 or 225 hp
In Germany, the sixth iteration Opel Astra “starts” from 22,645 euros for the basic version with a 1.2 engine and a 6-speed manual transmission. There is no official information about engines and configurations for the Ukrainian market yet. Earlier, the official importer of the brand reported that Astra would debut with us in the first half of 2022.
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