After the recent launch of the Corsa and Viva Vauxhall and Opel for spring debut are preparing new products, which usually immediately arrive on the market. At the Autumn 2015 is expected to debut the new Astra, which will be much lighter, and prove that fashionable SUVs not an obstacle for hatchbacks.
Opel is preparing to update the model Vauxhall Astra. Paparazzi managed to make the first images of the next generation automobile during road tests. The novelty will receive the exterior made on the basis of the concept car Monza, and will try to the premium segment. The premiere is scheduled for the end of 2015.
Release date: October 2015
According to the Chairman of the Board of Directors and managing Director of Vauxhall Tim Tozer, there are several areas in which the vehicle can be improved. “Astra is a bit heavy. Is it possible to overcome the decrease in 200 kg? Almost. For the new model it will be the key [to success], plus updated sensual interior and a revised transmission,” he said.
2015 Vauxhall Astra interior
The manufacturer does not seek to match the trim quality of the VW Golf and Peugeot 308, for then you will have to take clients too expensive price. According to Tozer, “Astra will be in the middle. It will not be cheap, and will not be expensive”. The competitor of new Vauxhall Astra can be a new model of Citroen which also is expected in 2015 – Сitroen DS4 facelift 2015.
Improving the quality of the interior has an important place in the agenda of Vauxhall. Spy photo gives us an idea of what to expect. On the center console there is a considerable screen. But more details will have to wait. From what is already known, Vauxhall plans to increase the length of the Astra to expand the space for rear passengers’ feet and trunk volume, maintaining the trend of decreasing weight.
Article about the 2015 Vauxhall Astra has been prepared on the basis of peer reviews and rumors from the Internet. The exact release date and the start of sales is unclear, but there is actual information.
2015 Vauxhall Astra exterior
In terms of design, the car will get a global change. In particular, thanks to the use of the new platform, the car will be easier to 80-160 pounds compared to the current generation. The manufacturer will reduce the overhangs and lengthen the wheelbase, which will affect the capacity of the hatchback.
Most likely, in the next generation Astra will be available in the same variants of the body that it has now.
Current Opel Astra generation is available in four body styles: sedan, 3 – and 5-door hatchback and wagon. The cheapest of all is a 5 – door hatch,. The most expensive station wagon.
2015 Vauxhall Astra engines
Opel plans to introduce 16 new engines this year, so it is logical to assume that under the hood of the Astra 2015 will be presented with a range of new engines. The base power unit can be a 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine with an output of 114 horsepower turbo that will make it a competitor to the Ford Focus 1.0 EcoBoost, while the upgraded 1.6-litre diesel will also become more effective. Company can save the current 2.0-liter turbocharged unit, which, after upgrading, will be able to offer a capacity of more than 300 HP. Also the car will get a new six-speed manual gearbox.
2015 Vauxhall Astra “Evil twin”
The Vauxhall company, a division of General Motors, has declassified car Vauxhall Astra VXR Extreme, which is also known as the Opel Astra OPC Extreme.
Sports hatchback, representing a further development of the model Astra Cup, is the most powerful Opel/ Vauxhall front-wheel drive car. It will receive an all-aluminum gasoline internal combustion engine with a volume of 2 liters. 4-cylinder unit with direct injection, turbocharger and changing the valve timing mechanism will be able to issue a power of about 300 horsepower.
The power unit is paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h the manufacturer has not yet disclosed, but we can assume that it will be less than those of 5.9, which shows the 276-horsepower Astra VXR.
Due to extensive use of aluminum and carbon fiber weight of the vehicle could be reduced in comparison with the predecessor to 100 kg up to 1 130 kg For example, aluminum front fenders were “lost” from 2.2 kg to 800 g, and “carbon” roof now weighs 2.6 kg and not 9,3 as metal.
2015 Vauxhall Astra video review
Photo of 2015 Vauxhall Astra
- Engine Type : coming soon
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- Cylinders : coming soon
- Max. Torque : coming soon
- Max. Power : coming soon
- Pwr:Wgt Ratio : coming soon
- Bore & Stroke : coming soon
Prices, specifications, options, features 2015 Vauxhall Astra to change without notice.