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New Opel Astra Spied Completely Undisguised

 New Opel Astra Spied Completely Undisguised
2010 Opel Astra spy photo - optimized image / Autoscoop.biz

Side and rear window treatments visible in styling mule

Eagle-eyed spotters near GM's testing facilities in Germany have caught the new Opel/Vauxhall Astra testing without camouflage. Scheduled to go on sale at the end of this year, the new Astra is currently in testing. The vehicle in the photos is a styling prototype, but clearly shows the Astra's new lines. The window treatments and rear window are visible in the photos, sections of the car that have been heavily disguised in previously captured test mules.

The updated Astra is expected to be somewhat more sophisticated than the current model, with refined suspension manners and more upscale appointments inside.

Underneath the skin, we know that the new Astra rides on GM's all-new Delta platform, which is shared with the upcoming Chevrolet Cruze and will be used on mid-size cars like the Chevy Volt and Vauxhall Ampera. A full line of gas and diesel engines is expected, and a hybrid version with the second generation of GM's mild hybrid system on board. The new Astra's interior shows influence from the larger Insignia in its three-gauge instrument panel and wraparound dash trim.

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Comments (15)

 sfero sfero
Looks good. But of those shapes you most probably get tired of really fast. Nothing compares to the classy design of the current Golf generation in my point of view!
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February 11, 2009 2:17 pm
 mfsilva mfsilva
Let's see the prices...
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February 11, 2009 1:40 am
 alessandro alessandro
Look at the Opel, Megane is just a foreseen and so premeditated coincidence. Or was it a Kia Ceed or that i30?
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February 10, 2009 9:02 pm
 alexyn alexyn
Ok, I like it. Too similar to Insignia, but I forgive you.
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February 10, 2009 8:49 pm
 afterace2 afterace2
Looks much more modern than the Golf, and way more elegant than the Megane. Only new Focus have a chance to be a threat for it.
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February 10, 2009 5:31 pm
 giga-games giga-games
In my opinion it's the best looking kompakt/the interior could be better(I agree it's still not a premium product)but it's a better option than to buy a more expensive golf VI"
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February 10, 2009 4:56 pm
 politz politz
Deja vu: same Opel styling, 3 sizes. Now Insignia-based. Yawn.
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February 10, 2009 4:32 pm
 adz612 adz612
so far as I can see, it looks way better than the current 5 door Astra. I can't wait to see what the Sporthatch looks like. Not to say the current 5 door is ugly, but this is more steamlined. I just hope the 3 door isn't messed up.
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February 10, 2009 3:59 pm
 worldcarfan87 worldcarfan87
Looks really classy. Even more so than the new Golf dare I say?
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February 10, 2009 2:16 pm
 BMWPrince BMWPrince
1 Series wanna be
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February 10, 2009 1:50 pm
 sub39h sub39h
am i the only one that thinks that the current Astra looks fantastic and doesn't need messing with? the Insignia is not a very good looking car imho, and making the Astra look similar is a real shame
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February 10, 2009 12:33 pm
 eric_92 eric_92
wow one of the best looking cars of the past years, deffinately my choice on this category
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February 10, 2009 12:26 pm