Did the papers have something significant to them about the car or do they just use them to block our view?
That is the head designer Marc van der Haegen Astra and Laszlo Kreth, technical coordinator at the new Astra project, doing the best strip tease to show the next generation model.
Opel will offer a version of the body's upcoming Astra several styles, including three-door hatch, which inspired the name of the GTC coupe, four-door sedan, wagon, coupe / convertible and, of course, the standard five-door hatch.
Opel designers and engineers believe quality execution also must be matched by what the customer sees and feels. Such perceptual quality is particularly important in the interior, where the appearance and tactile properties of all materials must be on a par with their high standard of fit and finish.
The quality of the materials used in the new Astra is evident in such things as the grained, soft-touch surfaces, the textured panels, the quality of the décor, the chrome trim elements, and the feel of operating buttons and switches.
Quality in execution, quality in the materials used and quality as perceived by the customer add up to the new Opel Astra’s upscale appearance. Together they deliver the sculptural artistry and German precision of Opel’s new design language.
New Astra is based on the same architecture with the Chevy Volt, but it will not come as a plug-in or hybrid standards, at least not at first. New will be a / 1.4-liter, turbocharged gasoline engine with various power output of gasoline. A streamlining of the first initiated by VW with a 1.4-liter turbo engine itself, with many cars in Europe are now offering a turbocharged 1.4-liter or a 1.6 naturally aspirated powerplants instead of 2.0 liters.
Opel implants will most likely be booked for 2.0-liter version of OPC (or VRX for Vauxhall Astra) to rival the Golf GTI and other hot hatch, the engine is currently available in 240 hp turbo configuration.