Following the world premiere of the next-generation Astra hatchback in September, Opel is introducing its long-awaited station wagon, the all-new Astra Sports Tourer. The novelty will be available on the market with two versions of the plug-in hybrid drive as the first electrified station wagon of the German manufacturer. The new Astra Sports Tourer continues Opel's successful tradition in the compact station wagon segment, which was started nearly 60 years ago by the Kadett Caravan, the first representative of this class in the German brand's offering.
Opel Astra Sport Tourer
In addition to electric drive, the new Astra Sports Tourer is also equipped with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines ranging from 81 kW (110 hp) to 96 kW (130 hp). In the plug-in hybrid version, the total system output will be up to 165 kW (225 hp). A six-speed transmission will be standard on petrol and diesel vehicles, while an eight-speed automatic transmission is an option in combination with more powerful engines and an electrified plug-in hybrid.
“The new Astra Sports Tourer is a versatile model for the new age – electrified, digital and designed to evoke emotion,” says Opel CEO Uwe Hochgeschutz. “This is how we combine our long tradition in the compact wagon segment with the latest innovations such as plug-in hybrid technology. We are confident that the fantastic looking Sports Tourer will attract new customers to the Opel brand.
The practical and new Astra Sports Tourer with external dimensions of 4642 x 1860 x 1480 mm (L x W x H) and a boot sill height of approx. design of such models. Due to the extremely short front overhang, the car is 60 mm shorter than the previous generation, but has a significantly longer wheelbase of 2732 mm (+70 mm). This dimension has been increased by 57mm compared to the new Astra hatchback.
Functional trunk: movable floor "Intelli-Space"
The luggage compartment of the new Astra Sports Tourer offers more than 608 liters of usable volume with the rear seats folded down and more than 1634 liters with the rear seats folded down. So even a container with a medium-sized dog will fit in it. In addition, the floor of the luggage compartment becomes absolutely flat when the rear seat backrests are folded in a ratio of 40:20:40 (standard). Even in the plug-in hybrid version with a lithium-ion battery under the floor, the luggage compartment in the stowed position has a capacity of more than 548 or 1574 liters, respectively.
In vehicles with a combustion engine only, the luggage compartment is optimized by the optional Intelli-Space moving floor. Its position is easily adjusted with one hand, changing the height or fixing at an angle of 45 degrees. For even more convenience, the retractable trunk shelf can be removed under the removable floor, not only in the upper, but also in the lower position, which is not the case with competitors.
The new Astra Sports Tourer with Intelli-Space floor also makes life easier in the event of a puncture. The repair kit and first aid kit are housed in convenient storage compartments, accessible from both the trunk and the rear seat. This way you can get to them without unpacking everything from the car. Of course, the tailgate can automatically open and close in response to foot movement under the rear bumper.
The first bold and stylistically clear station wagon: the new Astra Sports Tourer with Opel Vizor and Pure Panel
Along with its five-door hatchback sibling, the new and sleek Astra Sports Tourer is Opel's stylish statement and the brand's first station wagon, designed according to a concept known as bold and transparent. The new face of the Opel Vizor brand follows the design of the Opel Compass, in which the vertical and horizontal axes - a sharp bonnet crease and wing-style daytime running lights - meet in the center with the Opel Blitz badge. The full front of the Vizor integrates technology elements such as Intelli-Lux LED® adaptive pixel headlights and a front camera.
The rear design is reminiscent of the Opel Compass. In this case, the vertical axle is marked by a centrally located lightning bolt logo and a high-mounted third brake light, while the horizontal axle consists of heavily tapered taillight covers. They are identical to the five-door hatchback, emphasizing the family resemblance of both versions of the Astra.
Unexpected changes have also taken place in the interior. The fully digital Pure Panel with HMI (Human Machine Interface) is minimalistic and intuitive. The individual functions are controlled via the panoramic touch screen, just like on a smartphone. Several physical switches are used to adjust important settings, including air conditioning. Unnecessary cables have also been eliminated as the latest multimedia and connectivity systems provide wireless connectivity to compatible smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the base version.
Brightly lit road: unique Intelli-Lux LED® pixel headlights
The new Astra Sports Tourer also brings a host of new technologies to the compact wagon segment. One of them is the latest version of Intelli-Lux LED® adaptive pixel reflectors with anti-reflective coating. Taken directly from the flagship Opel Insignia and Grandland, the system consists of 168 LED elements and is unparalleled in the compact or mid-range class.
Unparalleled seating comfort is already a trademark of Opel. The front seats of the new Astra Sports Tourer, developed in-house, are certified by the German Back Health Association (Aktion Gesunder Rücken eV / AGR). The most ergonomic seats are the best in the compact class and offer a wide range of additional adjustments, from electric reclining to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. Along with nappa leather upholstery, the user gets a driver's seat with ventilation and massage functions, heated front and rear seats.
The driver can look forward to additional support for advanced optional systems such as the Intelli-HUD head-up display and Intelli-Drive 2.0, while hand detection on the steering wheel ensures that he is always busy driving.