This Is The New Opel Astra Sedan21
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.
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the back is certainly Insignia-Regalesque!!
This looks much nicer than the Buick, and 7 engines wow, we get one engine, something is f’d up here…
I really gotta agree, this is exactly why I like Opel more then Buick
I have to stop looking at this web-sight. I feel like slamming my computer when I see all the vehicles we never get! I think the USA is on some kind of black list.
This is how Verano should look like!
Definitely looks better than the Verano
for God’s sake Buick – use this rear end design instead of the existing one!
Very nice! 🙂
I like the led lights on the Astra OPC
Aren’t those awesome? They look even cooler in the dark!
I am getting the feeling that GM hates America…
Seriously, we are their homecountry. We are where they grew up. We gave them a bailout. Now they just give all the good stuff to the other countries?
The Verano would look much better like this.
I very much like the Opel Astra sedan better than the Buick Verano. However, what was done to Verano shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone here. I mean, just look at the rest of Buick’s line up – they are all blingy. Frankly, I think over abundance of cheap-looking plastic chrome bits detracts from the cars. I prefer the slightly toned-down Insignia/OPC and other Opel-badged products over their Buick analogs.
More interesting, however, is what GM is doing in Europe with Chevy and Opel. Now that Chevy is going to be a global brand, it seems as if it’s treading directly on Opel’s territory. That’s not a good way to make Opel healthy again. However, what appears to be happening is that Opel-badged cars are moving up the food chain to be positioned as a more Buick-like luxury brand in Europe while Chevy is going to pick up the higher volume, lower priced, entry level, subcompact and compact car range. So maybe Opel’s overcapacity will be used by Chevy and Opel can concentrate on engineering Buick’s lineup in the US (and China) as well as its own versions of the same cars.
Yupp, right there with you. Chevy needs to be able to bring huge volume globally from its subcompact, compact, and midsize cars and crossovers and Opel should be aligned globally with Buick.
Not too much chrome, not too little. A combination that eludes those people in Detroit.
Add to those seven engine variations the transmission and suspension variations the Euro’s get and once again we discover that those people in Detroit only have one flavor, vanilla.
This is a sissy car in Detroit.
I wonder what will the Opel Enclave will look like(if there’s ever one)
I don’t think that will ever happen but Opel will have the smaller Envision in its future.
I know it won’t but i’m saying if there will ever be one i’ve wonder what will it look like…
Any chance that rear end will make it to the Verano? The rear of the current car seems to be the only thing drawing criticism.
People remember just because they are owned by general motors doesn’t mean they have to make the exact same vehicles I like the verano better than this still, but the verano would still be better with LEDs and HIDs.
It is our white whale. We use the car. super