Almost 60 years ago, the Vauxhall Kadett Caravan it becomes the first family model in this segment for the German brand. Today, the new generation of the five-door Opel Astra continues the tradition of car with the estate version, the Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer.
The model will be offered with two power levels in the plug-in hybrid versions (PHEV), making it the first electrified family member of the German firm.
In addition to these electrified versions, the Sports Tourer will be available with gasoline and diesel engines. Their power ranges go from 110 hp and 130 hp for petrol and diesel engines, and between 180 hp and 225 hp of combined power for plug-in hybrids (PHEV). In addition, the Astra Sports Tourer continues Opel’s electrification offensive, with a 100% electric version which will complete the mechanical range in 2023.
A luggage compartment with movable floor
With a length of 4,642 millimeters, a width of 1,860 and a height of 1,480, the habitability on board is greater than that of the previous generation despite the fact that its overall length has been reduced by 60 millimeters. And this is due to a 70 millimeter longer wheelbase, with 2,732 millimeters, which is 57 more than in the new five-door Astra,
The trunk of the new Astra Sports Tourer offers up to 600 liters of usable space storage space with the rear seatbacks in the highest position, and up to 1,634 liters when folded down. Moreover, in this case, there remains flat loading surface. Even with the lithium-ion battery under its floor, the plug-in hybrid versions still offer charging volumes greater than 516 and 1,553 liters, respectively.
On the other hand, the volume of the trunk of the combustion engine versions is optimized with the Smart Space optional. This versatile moving floor it can be easily operated with one hand to a higher or lower position, or adjusted to a 45 degree angle. Additionally, for added convenience, the retractable trunk tray can be stowed when the moving floor is in the up or down position.
In addition, tire repair kits and FIRST AID they are located in compartments under the floor, accessible from the trunk or from the rear passenger seat. It is therefore not necessary to completely unload the cargo space. Added to this practicality is the automatic opening or closing of the tailgate, which can be done with a movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
Opel’s first station wagon with Vizor
The Astra Sports Tourer, which optionally offers the two-tone paint, adopts the brand’s new design language with the front Opel visor. This design incorporates technologies such as matrix lighting Intelli-Lux LED Pixel adaptive and the front camera. The system with 168 LEDs It is able to avoid the glare of oncoming cars.
At the rear, the vertically aligned high brake light and the particularly narrow LED taillights stand out.
In the passenger compartment, the so-called PurePanel offers digital control through a extra large touch screen. Although, yes, the most important settings, such as the air conditioning, can still be selected directly using switches.
Exceptional seating comfort is a habit at Opel. Those of the Astra Sports Tourer, labeled by the AGR association which promotes research against back pain, offer aeration and massage for the driver and front passenger, and heating for the front and rear seats.
The driver is also assisted by state-of-the-art driving assistance systems, such as the head-up display Intelli-HUD and Intelli-Drive.
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