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2010 Saturn Astra spy shots


Saturn will unveil the next generation Astra at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2009 and sales will begin at the start of 2010. Pricing will start from £15,500 ($30.500).

The new Astra will feature downsized and turbocharged engines, Insignia-inspired styling both inside and out.

The future Astra will feature much more prominent lower air intake. The rear profile of the five-door will be more upright and practical than its coupe sibling, though the roof still slopes away steeply after the C-pillars. The rear light clusters sweep around the haunches and will feature LEDs. It will be offered in a sleeker, more sporting three-door, plus estate and folding hard-top variants.

The Astra range will start with a turbocharged 1.4-litre engine, already previewed in the Saab 9-X BioHybrid concept. There it produced 170bhp (or 200bhp running E85) but expect lower-power variants too.

Source: CarMagazine

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