The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer is purely designed as an ICE estate and electrified

Does anyone really need a crossover when automakers promise their last estates are “practical, elegant, sporty and spaciousLike Opel with its latest Astra Sports Tourer? This is a question that future customers must answer. Until then, the German automaker is trying to woo them with its version of the sister platform Peugeot 308 SW.

While Opel tries to spin the design around as a first (because it’s their first area with the latest styling philosophy), you’d be hard pressed to recognize an Astra hatchback from the Sports Estate if the two were seen side by side. side straight ahead. Depending on whether or not you’re a fan of the company’s latest style, that will be a plus or a minus.

Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but as far as I’m concerned the new design cues go like a glove on the elongated Sports Tourer. The automaker is also addressing a more important aspect: durability. Here we are dealing with the first Sports Tourer available from the start with a few levels of electrification.

This does not mean ICE was dropped, however. Instead, Opel will encourage buyers to choose between gasoline, diesel, and a duo of electrified plug-in hybrid variants. All produce between 109 hp and 129 hp for the ICE options, while the electrified punch goes up to 221 hp. At 4,642 x 1,860 x 1,480 mm (182.75 x 73.22 x 58.26 inches), the Astra Sports Tourer can also boast of being 60 mm (over 2 inches) shorter than its predecessor. .

But it still comes with a 2,732mm (107.55in) wheelbase that’s 57mm (2.24in) longer than a new Astra hatchback and some 70mm (2.75in) above it. of the fifth-generation Astra station wagon. This means it has enough trunk space, between 608 and 1,684 liters (21.5 to 57.7 cu ft). Or 548/1574 liters (19.3 to 55.5 cu ft), when the batteries are located under the floor. Thus, practicality is not a problem.

Other big highlights include the Opel Vizor’s exterior design and the Pure Panel interior design. These have features like Intelli-Lux LED Pixel adaptive headlights on the exterior and an extra-large touchscreen with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the human-machine interface located in the cockpit. Creature Comfort also includes the well-known AGR-certified front seats, or the optional Intelli-HUD head-up display and Intelli-Drive 2.0 assist system.

Unfortunately, Opel has not said a word about the availability of the Astra Sports Tourer at European dealerships. But taking his hatchback brother Astra into account, interested fans should soon think about bringing him home.

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