New Astra revealed


Opel has revealed its all new sixth generation Astra. The Astra will be available in petrol, diesel and for the first time plug-in hybrid. The all-new Astra will arrive in Ireland in early 2022, with prices and equipment levels to be revealed closer to launch. “Introducing the all-new Astra – a new Blitz is born! With sensational design and class-leading technology, it is electrified and highly efficient for the lowest possible emissions. The new Astra brings us into a new era. It is executed with the utmost precision, down to the smallest detail. We are confident that the next generation Astra has all it takes to become another bestseller and attract many new customers to the brand”, said Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller.

The new Astra is based on the EMP2 multi-energy architecture, with Opel DNA built in from the start of development. Power ranges from 110hp to 130hp with the petrol and diesel variants and up to 225hp with the plug-in hybrid variants. A six-speed gearbox is standard, with an eight-speed automatic transmission (electrified on the plug-in hybrids) optional on the more powerful engines.Order books for the new Astra open this autumn with first deliveries due to customers early next year.


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Michael Sheridan

Michael Sheridan is a senior and highly respected motoring journalist based in Ireland. He is a frequently heard voice on motoring, transport and mobility matters and has multiple credits on national television, national print media, national and local radio and other outlets. Michael Sheridan has been a Car of the Year Judge for more 20 years (& more recently a Van of the Year judge). Michael has produced and directed many international and national motoring TV programmes and documentaries both on cars and motorcycles - including four films on the iconic Route 66. Michael Sheridan is a former Chairperson of the Association of Professional Motoring Press (APMP).

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