Following the world premiere of the next-generation Astra hatchback in September, Opel has today unveiled the eagerly awaited estate model version, the all-new Astra Sports Tourer. The newcomer will be available with two levels of plug-in hybrid electric drive, making it the German carmaker’s first electrified estate. The new Astra Sports Tourer also continues Opel’s successful tradition of compact estates, which began almost 60 years ago with the Kadett Caravan, the first such car in this class from a German brand.
From the creation of the Peugeot Type 1 in 1889 to the introduction of the new Peugeot 308 and 308 SW, the lighting of the Lion brand’s models has been in constant motion in terms of technology, functionality and design. Headlights and rear lights have become key elements of the vehicles. They epitomise the idea of technology at the service of design and, vice versa, of design at the service of technology. Primarily designed to be safety features (lighting, signalling), they have also become essential in reinforcing the identity of Peugeot brand models, and making them recognisable at first sight.
Opel has revealed the all-new, sixth generation of the Astra. The success story of Opel’s bestseller began 30 years ago with the descendant of the legendary Kadett. With the all-new Astra, the German manufacturer is now opening the next chapter: for the first time, the compact class model is available with electric drive. Opel will open the order books for the new Astra this autumn. The first customers will take delivery of their cars early next year.