Opel will take the wraps off their all-new, eleventh generation Astra at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September this year. Camouflaged images of the newcomer were revealed by the automaker this week, as well as a statement from CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann, implying that buyers should have big expectations for the latest iteration of the successful hatchback.
According to Neumann, a clean sheet approach was adopted with the new model. The new Astra promises to be efficient in all aspects, with a more striking design and a plethora of innovations.
Compared to the outgoing model, weight is said to have decreased dramatically, with overall agility being sharpened as a result – in addition to the improvement of its “green” credentials. Neumann also said that we can expect the “greatest powertrain offensive in Opel’s history” and that a number of state-of-the-art engines would be available in the next Astra.
Exact details are yet to be announced. But one thing Opel did confirm is the inclusion of their OnStar system, which offers access to a variety of services. It’s similar to the Connected Drive Services component that BMW currently offers, comprising concierge services, roadside assistance and emergency services. Local arrival dates for the Opel Astra are unconfirmed.