2010 Opel Astra New Set of Teaser Images Released

2010 Opel Astra teaser photo
2010 Opel Astra teaser photo

Next-generation Astra will come with a new 1.4 liter, turbocharged gasoline/petrol engine with various power outputs

Do those papers have something significant on them about the car or are they just using them to obstruct our view?

That is the Astra's head designer Marc van der Haegen and Laszlo Kreth, the engineering coordinator on the new Astra project, doing their best strip tease display for the next-generation model.

We don't get to see much but click on the related links below for more stolen or leaked shots of the new Astra which will likely debut at the Frankfurt motor show this September.

Opel will be offering several body-style versions for the upcoming Astra, including a coupe-inspired 3-door hatch named the GTC, a 4-door sedan, a wagon, a coupe/convertible and, of course, the standard 5-door hatch.

The new Astra is based on the same architecture as the Chevy Volt but will not come as a plug-in or standard hybrid, at least, not at first. New will be a 1.4 liter, turbocharged gasoline/petrol engine with various power outputs. A downsizing first begun by VW with its own 1.4 liter turbo engine, with many automakers in Europe now offering turbocharged 1.4 or 1.6 liter powerplants instead of naturally aspirated 2.0 liter ones.

Opel will likely be reserving its 2.0 liter implant for an OPC version (or the Astra VRX for Vauxhall) to rival the Golf GTI and other hot hatches, with that engine currently available in a 240 hp turbo configuration.


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marcos9307 marcos9307
and i forgott to say...i don't like the interior ...to many buttons, i can't understand why he need many buttons. :-??
Jul 24th, 2009 7:37pm
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marcos9307 marcos9307
i hope the new GTC is not cope...in picture is too small :((, the old gtc is very nice!
Jul 24th, 2009 7:32pm
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wiking wiking
Exellent :o)
May 13th, 2009 4:47am
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freeway freeway
he, he... I hope I'll be among the first ones on the waiting list for the new GTC... specially with its new Insignia like interior design... I like it a lot more than the new Golf Mk6
May 12th, 2009 3:22am
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N20_Purge N20_Purge
I'm guessing it won't be long before this car gets tagged up with UK police liveries. I'm liking the smoother lines of this car so far!
May 12th, 2009 3:19am
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opel is doing a good work. after ugly astra this new astra and of course insignia will make a good reputation of the value of the brand. new range of engines are also important because since GM cuts the investments on engine technology, opel was no longer in the game.
May 11th, 2009 11:18pm
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opelbauer opelbauer
Bristol: because they weren't official. Just maybe half-official! :)
May 11th, 2009 8:54pm
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Bristol411S3 Bristol411S3
Unless I am mistaken haven't we already seen official shots of the Astra already? Why are they now hiding it?
May 11th, 2009 8:48pm
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