Along with giving the car an all-new exterior look inspired by the stylish Monza Concept, Opel will be heavily updating the next-generation Astra’s interior to be more in line with its other new offerings, such as the recently unveiled Corsa. Now we know what that interior overhaul will entail thanks to new spy shots from Autoevolution.
The photos show a completely new interior, with little to no carryover parts from the current Astra. Immediately we notice General Motors’ new steering wheel for compact cars, which can also be seen on the D2XX-based Cruze for China and the new Corsa. Also present is a new center stack with vertical air vents flanking an infotainment screen, which helps bring the styling of the interior closer in line with both the new Corsa and Adam. Camouflage covers the rest of the interior including the upper dashboard, instrument cluster and the section to the left of the driver.
Autoevolution says they spotted the car out at the Nurburgring, where it has been spied on more than one occasion in the past. It was still wearing the trick camouflage designed to mask its bodylines, but like before, we could make out a dramatic bodyline running along the side of the car along with a more sculpted rear hatch. The front of the car will also follow the lead of the Corsa and employ a front end similar to that of the Adam.
We’ll know more details, such as engine and transmission options, as the Astra’s 2015 debut date approaches.