The station wagon variant of the new Opel Astra has been revealed showing a sporty and sleek design. Most of estate cars that are based on sporty sedans of hatchbacks are good looking in fact, and the Astra is no exception as the base car is very handsome. It loses none if its charm in transformation to the estate form.
Since the most important thing about estate vehicles is luggage capacity, let’s see what the Astra Sport Tourer has to offer. Well the cargo area has a length of 1835 mm, which is 28 mm longer than the current model, and that means you have up to 1,550 liters of space for your stuff!
This has been achieved thanks to the new FlexFold Rear Seat system, which allows each section of the 60/40 split-fold rear seatbacks to be lowered at the press of a button located in the side walls of the cargo compartment. There’s also a number of cubbyholes inside the cabin to make it more practical.
One other interesting feature of the new Astra Tourer is the ergonomic front seats which are certified by German back experts!
2011 Astra Sports Tourer is as much about handling as it is abut comfort. So it gets the sophisticated FlexRide adaptive suspension system as standard. This system lets you choose between sporty or normal driving modes. You may also order Opel’s electronic Trailer Stability Assist system for the car in case you wanted to tow something with it!
As for the powertrain options, the Astra Tourer can be had with eight petrol and diesel engines with power ranging from 70 kW/95 hp to 132 kW/180 hp.New additions here include 1.4-liter turbo gasoline unit with 88 kW/120 hp, and the upgraded 2.0 CDTI engine with 118 kW/ 160 hp which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox.
The car will make its official debut at this year’s Paris Auto Salon.