After launching an all-new Astra hatchback in 2009, Opel-Vauxhall is finally getting around to launching a sedan version of the model. Published on Carscoop, the four-door Astra only covers up some of the rear fascia, which at the very least appears to carry a similar tail lamp pattern as the hatchback model.
We’re not entirely sure what the differences will be for this model compared to the Chevrolet Cruze and Buick Verano, which share a similar biology, though each vehicle is a distinctly different animal. The Astra sedan will likely share the same powertrain options as the hatch, which includes 280 horsepower turbocharged four-pot in the range-topping OPC/VXR model. Still, we hope that the chrome ass-brows seen on the Verano are spared from the Opel when it comes to market somewhere around the end of the year or early 2013.