Opel Astra goes electric

Opel today presented the all-new sixth generation of its Astra, which for the first time will be available as fully electric.

Complementing the petrol and diesel powertrains, Opel will from launch offer the new Astra as a plug-in hybrid in two performance levels and then from 2023 as a battery all-electric emissions-free Astra-e.

The new Astra is due in Ireland in early 2022, prices and equipment levels will be announced closer to launch. The Astra Sports Tourer estate version will follow here shortly after.

The latest Astra sports the brand’s new face, the Opel Vizor and features a fully digital pure panel cockpit interior and top technologies such as the adaptive Intelli-Lux LED pixel lighting system, which comes straight from Opel’s flagship Insignia.

Opel boasts that the new Astra’s in-house developed front seats are AGR certified and are “exceedingly comfortable”, especially on long journeys.

The new model is 4mm longer than its 2015 predecessor, and has a 267.5 cm wheelbase. Boot space is 1,250 litres with the rear seats folded down, Opel says.

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