Opel presented the next generation of the Astra, which will be officially presented at the Frankfurt auto show in September. The Astra K, is lighter by 120 to 200 kilos, depending on the version, thanks to D2XX platform. The body of the car weighs 20% less (280 kg), while its chassis uses high-strength steel.
The aerodynamic coefficient of the car reaches 0,30 Cd, while its design borrows elements from the Monza concept, having several edges and an aggressive front part. The mirrors are mounted on the door, but they do not incorporate the turn indicators, which are located on the they front fenders.
The Astra K will be built on the D2XX platform and it will be available with three-cylinder and four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. The entry-level engine is a 1.6 liter CDTi producing 95 hp and a three-cylinder Ecotec 1 liter engine producing 105 hp. The new Astra, can also be equipped with a four-cylinder aluminum 1.4 liter Ecotec engine producing 145 hp with 250 Nm of torque. The GSi version of the car will produce 250 hp, with Opel to release the Astra OPC in 2017, equipping it with a 2 liter engine producing over 280 hp.
The interior of the car features a new three-spoke steering wheel, a new IntelliLink infotainment system with an 8 touch screen, that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are three trim levels: Active, Exclusive and Innovation. Opel equips the new Astra with an active cruise control, lane departure warning system, license plate recognition system, parking assistant, blind spot warning system and a rear view camera.