The 2016 Opel Astra (K) has been spied a few times now, but never in-the-buff. But while we may not know yet exactly what the finalized design will look like, Photoshop wizard Remco Meulendijk from the Netherlands has completed a render which gives us a pretty good idea.
We were tipped off to this rendering by World Car Fans. The 2016 Opel Astra K will be the first Astra ever built entirely outside of the marque’s homeland of Germany. This rendering is likely pretty close to what the finished product will look like, with influence drawn from both camouflaged spy shots of the next Opel Astra, and the Monza concept.
WCF says that the exterior dimensions will remain virtually unchanged from the current car, but the interior will swell in size. The Astra is expected to be unveiled sometime mid-2015, with a coupe, wagon, and possibly other variants to follow thereafter. The new Astra may also have a weight reduction on the order of 200-some pounds, and could even debut an independent rear-suspension, in-place of the current Watt’s linkage setup.
As we recently reported, Ellesmere Port in the U.K. has been selected as one of the Astra’s construction facilities, alongside a plant in Gliwice, Poland.