However, the model will first enter the market with a conventional combustion engine and a hybrid version
The German company Opel has told when to expect an electric version of the new generation of the Astra hatchback. The car will debut in 2023, although the petrol version can be ordered this October.
The sixth generation debuted back this June. However, Opel decided to keep the information on the release date of alternative power plants. It has now become known that next month buyers will be able to choose between a pure gasoline version and a hybrid. And the electric car will have to wait a couple of years.
The new Astra is based on the latest iteration of the EMP2 modular platform, which underpins the new Peugeot 308. The power plant will be offered with gasoline and diesel engines ranging from 110 to 225 horsepower. In addition, they promised as many as two hybrid versions. It is likely that they will be taken from the same French hatch. However, the electric motor is still unclear. The option is not excluded in which the brand’s specialists will be able to place all the units on this version of the chassis, as has already been done in Zafira-e, although this machine is much larger than the Astra.
But there are two other contenders. It is possible that the electric Astra can be built on the basis of the second generation of the eCMP platform, whose debut should take place at the end of 2022. Considering that we have not been given a specific timeline for the release of Astra – e, then the theory becomes logical.
Some media have suggested that the newest STLA Small may become the second option, but there is one problem – it has already been confirmed that the firstborn of this architecture will be DS 4, whose debut is scheduled for 2024, so this statement does not hold water.