Opel Astra: teaser images

Production Cars 14 Sep 2008
Opel Astra: teaser images

Opel has released some teaser images of the next generation Astra, scheduled to debut at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. Among the features are the new chassis and a design with flowing lines inspired by the Insignia.

According to Opel, "With its flowing lines and signature sculpted blade, the new Astra will carry the spirit of the Insignia into the compact class, offering customers a premium feel."

IThe interior will be characterized by a warm, wrap-around design and a wing-line sweep that links the instrument panel to the door.

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An all-new chassis will be combined with new engines optimized for low-end torque to achieve low fuel consumption. Technical innovations will include the Front Camera System and Adaptive Front Lighting (AFL) as well as practical features inspired by systems like the Corsa’s FlexFix integrated carrier.

The current model was launched in 2004, and according to Mark Adams, GM Europe’s Vice President of Design, it presented his team with serious challenges: "The present Astra already combines a high level of technical substance and emotional styling, but with the new car we are taking a big step forward in both respects, while emphasising its sporting credentials."

(Source: Opel)

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