Yesterday, we were graced with the newest face from Opel in the 2016 Opel Astra K. While us here at GM Authority have already discussed how we feel about the 2016 Astra, we are always curious what you, the readers, have to say.
If you missed our reveal story on the 2016 Astra (which may be found here) let’s go over a few design highlights.
Foremost, this is a pretty good look at what to expect from Opel’s newest design language. Largely inspired by the Opel Monza show car, the design has been dubbed “Sculptural Artistry meets German Precision.” That’s a fancy title but, what it really means, is a transition from muscular lines to more graceful, athletic sheetmetal.
This creates a sharper looking 2016 Astra, no doubt. The front end now wears a more tactile face, with a chrome strip and Opel blitz front-and-center, flowing into the new IntelliLux Matrix headlights as so.
An incredibly prominent style line runs from the front portion of the 2016 Astra, and draws your eye right to the tip of those gorgeous looking taillights. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t see some Alfa Romeo back there. And, if you hadn’t spotted it yet, the trick c-pillar is a great splash of creativity from designers, giving the appearance of a floating roof line.
We think this is a great evolution of the Astra’s styling, but, it’s your turn. Voice yourself in the poll, and talk to us in the comments. Has Opel done enough for the iconic Astra in terms of design, or, have they taken a step backwards?