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You can order from October – The new generation of Opel Astra It was first shown in Italy in Milan and will go on sale in October starting from 24.500 EUR (In the basic version with a 110 hp 1.2 petrol engine and a 6-speed manual gearbox), but we will see it in dealerships at the beginning of 2022. For the wagon we will have to wait a little longer, as for the electric, which will arrive in 2023.

All new, even in style – characterized by a low and pointed front end, with a hood crossed with a flashy central rib, wide and narrow headlights with LEDs (standard for all) or matrix LEDs with 84 lighting points each (in the old model there were 8), the new Opel Astra You immediately recognize that it belongs to the family of the latest Opel models. Starting with the so-called ‘Vizor’, the new face of the brand that debuted on Mokka and Crossland and the main stylistic element of the exterior design. Particularly original is the wing line of the daytime running lights, which converge perfectly on the logo (black on more expensive versions) in the center of the black grille. But the new Astra is also the first sedan of the German house to interpret the brand’s ‘bold and pure’ stylistic philosophy (i.e. bold and pure), with basic lines and smooth surfaces crossed by folds and ribs emphasizing volumes. Thus, the front camera lens Stretching over the entire front, visually accentuating the width of the car, elegant lines on the side make the whole dynamic, crowned with a pronounced frontal inclination of the rear pillar. The pattern is repeated in the tail, with the emblem positioned in the middle (which also serves as a hatch for the tailgate), the brake light aligned vertically and positioned at the top and the ultra-thin LED lights.

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Precision and simplicity even in the cabin – inside Opel AstraIt has also been completely renovated, and the highlight is the new generation “Pure Panel” (configurable digital dashboard and infotainment display), first seen on the Opel Mokka. With Two 10-inch screens Each is combined with the driver’s air vent to form a single horizontal screen, making the instrument panel modern and technological, while keeping the design light. Fitted with anti-reflective glass, the hoodless dashboard features a linear pattern that continues into the driver-facing multimedia system display. Well done (and very useful while driving and doesn’t need to be a distraction) the physical keys under the center display to invoke the most important functions. The infotainment system has also been updated with internet-connected services, on-screen touch controls and with voice recognition; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard on all versions wirelessly through compatible smartphones.

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