Opel Astra L (2022): Everything about the first Astra with plug-in hybrid
All information about the new Opel Astra at a glance:
● A purely electric version of the Astra will follow in early 2023
● 4.37 meters in length (exactly as long as its predecessor)
● 1.86 meters wide
● 2.68 meter wheelbase
● up to 422 liters of luggage space
● for the first time also available as a plug-in hybrid (two performance levels)
● The engine range extends from 110 HP to 225 HP system output
● manual six-speed gearbox or eight-speed automatic
● Can be ordered from autumn 2021
● Deliveries will start in early 2022
● Base price at previous level (from 22,465 euros)
Price and market launch: Astra L costs exactly as much as its predecessor
● Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 6-speed (110 PS): from 22,465 euros
● Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo 6-speed (130 PS): from 25,560 euros
● Opel Astra 1.2 Turbo Automatic (130 PS): from 30,350 euros
● Opel Astra Hybrid Automatic (180 PS): from 36,710 euros
● Opel Astra 1.5 diesel 6-speed (130 PS): from 28,660 euros
● Opel Astra 1.5 diesel automatic (130 hp): from 33,450 euros
For commercial customers there is still a business version with price advantages
Buy: Opel Astra already available with discounts
The Opel Astra L has only just gone on sale and is already available at a discount on the Internet. On carwow.de (cooperation partner of AUTO BILD) the Rüsselsheim compact car is already being offered for up to 7,350 euros below the list price. The biggest savings are on the 1.5 liter diesel with automatic.
Design: The Astra also gets the “Opel Vizor” face
The rear is clearly drawn, narrow, two-part LED taillights are standard, the third brake light is arranged vertically. The trunk lid with the central Astra lettering is made of lightweight plastic and can be opened using the Opel logo. Two special features of the new Astra on the third evolutionary stage of the EMP2 platform are the optically strongly inclined C-pillar and the optional two-tone paintwork, which was not available for the predecessor.
Interior: Opel does not rely entirely on touchscreens
We get in and are amazed. The cockpit with its two 10-inch displays looks elegant and modern. No fat plastic frames, everything correctly positioned in the dashboard, slightly inclined towards the driver. Moment! Before you rush to criticize – the climate control and volume can be adjusted without distraction. The Astra has buttons. Even the home button of the infotainment does not have to be touched convulsively on the display, but has its own button under the monitor. The redesigned steering wheel, whose horn button echoes the shape of the grill, is also equipped with buttons that can be pressed hard. Glove and glasses compartments are lined with a felt-like fabric. Feels valuable despite the plastic – unfortunately no longer a matter of course.
Sitting position and ergonomics are good
For a surcharge, there are AGR seats for the driver and front passenger in the Astra – with massage function, ventilation, heating and nappa leather. There is nothing wrong with the seating position and ergonomics when you try it out for the first time. The front seats are mounted a little lower than before, the roof is a little flatter. At the back it gets tight for the knees when the front seat is adjusted to a 1.95 meter person. If there is an average person in the front, then it is also good for adults in the rear. With a small restriction, however, because the seat in the rear is a bit too short for long thighs, so the hip and knee angles are quite acute. However: Headroom and footroom are good, so that even editor Peter R. Fischer can find space in the back with a form-fitting fit.
In the combustion Astra there is up to 1250 liters of luggage space
Another leap backwards: Opel states that the trunk volume is 422 liters or 1250 liters. However, this only applies to the combustion version of the Astra. The plug-in hybrid shown on these pages definitely takes less luggage – Opel has not (yet) released an exact value.
Test: Astra Plug-in-Hybrid is moving forward convincingly
Motors: As usual, the selection is extensive
Equipment: high-tech features for the Astra
Opel does not make any compromises when it comes to safety either: the camera in the windshield is supplemented by four additional cameras and five radar sensors. This also works with the help of this technique Speed assistantthat maintains the distance to the vehicle in front and even starts again independently in models with automatic (“Stop & Go” function). the proven active seats with AGR certificate are mounted twelve millimeters lower in the new Astra than in the predecessor.