Opel will officially bring the next generation Astra model to Frankfurt Motor Show, but before they do that the guys and girls in their PR department decided to have some fun at our expense. They released a few teaser images of their attractive little family car. These photos give new meaning to the term “teaser”. All I can say is, look at those arches.
The German GM car builder will offer a five door and a three door model, the GTC. The automaker will also release an OPC (or VRX for the Vauxhall fans) factory hot-rod model to compete with the Volkswagen GTI in the hot hatch category. Good news for larger families and open air cruisers, Opel is considering producing a four door sedan, a full sized wagon and a convertible model for the Astra family.
The next generation Astra will share the same platform as the future Chevrolet Volt and has been engineered to accept a wide variety of gasoline and diesel power plants, including the new 1.4 Liter turbocharged four cylinder engine being developed by GM. The factory tuned OPC will feature a boosted 2.0 Liter making 240 HP. That should be enough to make the Astra a serious sport compact competitor.