Before the Opel Astra comes as an electric car for the first time in 2023, the latest generation of the compact five-door will also be available with plug-in hybrid technology from this year. Furthermore, the new Opel Opel Astra Sports Tourer presented now will also be available as a plug-in hybrid right from the start.
The station wagon version of the new Opel Astra is sold with pure gasoline and diesel engines and a plug-in hybrid. The power range extends from 81 kW / 110 hp to 96 kW / 130 hp for the combustion engines and then up to 165 kW / 225 hp system output for the plug-in hybrid versions. Opel has not yet revealed any further technical details on the Astra Sports Tourer plug-in hybrid. However, the drive data should be based on that of the five-door model (from 35,800 euros) with, among other things, up to 60 kilometers of electric range.
With external dimensions of 4.64 meters in length, 1.86 meters in width and 1.48 meters in height, and a loading sill height of around 60 centimeters, the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer shows that it is an all-rounder, the sporty styling that is typically efficient with the Opel Packaging unites. Despite a wheelbase that has grown by seven centimeters to 2.73 meters compared to the previous version (+5.7 cm compared to the new Astra five-door), the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer is a total of six centimeters shorter than the previous model thanks to the particularly short front overhang.
With the rear seats up, the luggage compartment of the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer offers over 600 liters of cargo space. When the seats are folded down, the capacity increases to more than 1630 liters. In this case, the standard 40:20:40 folding rear seats, together with the rear compartment, provide a level loading area. In the plug-in hybrid variants with a lithium-ion battery built into the underbody, the Astra Sports Tourer has a capacity of 540 or 1574 liters in the rear compartment.
In the interior of the Opel Astra Sports Tourer, like the five-door model, Opel is promoting the fully digital "Pure Panel" with an intuitive user experience. In addition, the infotainment system can handle compatible smartphones with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard. The manufacturer also promises "outstanding seating comfort" on the front seats developed in-house.
The Opel Astra Sports Tourer's driver is supported by modern assistance systems made possible by cameras and sensors around the car. The new Intelli-Drive 2.0 system can predictively adjust the driving speed, make speed recommendations, and carry out semi-automatic lane changes. In addition, the reversing assistant detects whether a car or a pedestrian is approaching when reverse gear is engaged. The system also has an excellent blind-spot warning system and an active lane departure warning system that keeps the vehicle in the center of the lane. @via Opel Astra.