Meet the new Opel Astra sedan — the European twin to the Delta II-based Buick Verano and Excelle GT available in North America and China, respectively. The sedan, which joins the hatchback, wagon, and GTC variants of the Astra, marks the completion of the Astra family — Opel’s most-popular vehicle line.
The sedan will be available with seven engine choices — four gasoline units ranging from 100 hp to 180 hp and three diesel engines ranging from 95 hp to 130 hp. All seven powerplants are paired with a six-speed manual transmission and an automatic is available with three of the four gasoline engines. In addition, the recently-announced 1.6 liter direct injected four-cylinder Ecotec will also be available starting early in 2013.
According to Opel CEO Karl-Friedrich Stracke, the new Astra four-door — just like all the other Astras — was engineered in Rüsselsheim and “offers a high level of technology and widely recognized quality”. The sedan will make its world debut at the 2012 Moscow Auto Salon taking place August 29 – September 9 of this year, where it will share the floor with the rest of the Astra family.