Saturday, June 26, 2010

New 2010 Opel Astra | AUTO WORLD

The first official photos of all-new 2010 Opel / Vauxhall Astra hatchback has revealed. New Astra will be make its world unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2009. Along with the photos of the five-door hatch, Opel also presented two sketches depicting the new Astra GTC which looks more like a coupe than your traditional three-door hatchback, and the more doable and airy Astra Estate.

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The 2010 Astras will be revealed with the diesel and petrol powertrains with GM’s, an all-new 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that will be presented with outputs ranging from 120 hp to 140 hp and torque standards between 175 and 200 Nm. Also will be available more performance a supercharged version of this engine that will give out 180 horsepower. For diesel version, probably a 1.7-liter turbocharged engine with a 110 horsepower.

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As probable, the new Astra‘s outdoor styling echoes that of the well usual Insignia with facts such as the smooth of the headlamps, the roofline and the dipped sprouting on the doors all pointing towards the superior Opel. Overall, the new Astra highlight looks sportier and more dynamic in an upscale variety of way compared to the modern generation brand.

While Opel has yet to relief photos of the interior, before spy shots bare that the Astra’s interior is acutely inspired from the Insignia with the dash featuring four deeply positioned instrument dials in front of the driver and a swoopy essential console with a high minor part.

All three variants of the Astra are based on GM‘s new front-wheel-push Delta platform that is also found on the Chevrolet Cruze and Chevy Volt models. However, from what we learned, the bodywork has been modified by Opel’s engineers to submit more dynamic treatment to Opel’s trio.

The 5-door hatchback versions of the newly urbanized Astra will find their way to Opel showrooms across Europe by the end of the year, while the GTC sedan and the Estate variants should result by mid-2010.