This Is the New 2016 Opel Astra, Supposedly

Mark Stevenson
by Mark Stevenson
this is the new 2016 opel astra supposedly

Thanks to a leak from GM Europe, this is the next-generation 2016 Opel Astra before its planned debut later this year at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Only the five-door hatchback model is shown in the leaked batch, though Opel does plan to offer other variants, including a sedan, wagon and a hotted-up version.

Now, let’s see if engineers at Buick here in North America can figure out how to replace the Opel lightning logo with their own tri-shield.

Like the current Astra, the eleventh-generation model – designated Astra K – uses GM’s Delta architecture as a platform and wears similar lines and overall design cues. However, the new model looks to take inspiration from the Opel Monza concept, giving the compact hatchback a more aggressive mug.

From the photos, we can also glean the new car will be available with Apple CarPlay. GM announced earlier the new Astra will also be available with Android Auto. The interior is finished with a cleaned up center console and dash along with dual gauge pods in the instrument panel and a current-generation version of GM’s digital driver information center.

While this would be a great replacement for the Verano in Buick’s North American lineup (if they’re truly looking for younger buyers), don’t bet on it. GM has stated the Astra isn’t coming back to North America anytime soon.

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  • Alexndr333 Alexndr333 on Jun 02, 2015

    "This Is the New 2016 Opel Astra, Supposedly" Why the 'supposedly'? There are a couple of dozen official photos by GM of this car, inside and out, all over the web. Pictures of other cars to be released are duly reported without hedging. Yet, you report 'supposedly' about this Opel, but offer no reason for your doubt. We must be experiencing the latest form of GM-specific snark from TTAC. Childish.

  • Lon888 Lon888 on Jun 03, 2015

    That's actually a very nice looking car. If GM were to import it as a Buick, I would have to import a Opel grill for it. Those stodgy looking chrome grills ruin the looks of many of their cars. The Opel grill is much more modern looking.

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