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2016 Opel Astra Spy Shots

 
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2016 Opel Astra spy shots

With development of the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze approaching its end, one of the next vehicles to be spun off General Motors Company’s [NYSE:F] revised D2XX compact car platform will be the next generation of the Opel Astra. A prototype for the new car has now been spotted.

The prototype is for the five-door hatchback bodystyle, and although it’s heavily camouflaged we can see that its proportions will be similar to that of the current model. At the rear, we’re expecting a more chiseled look influenced by the styling of Opel’s forward-looking Monza concept from 2013.

Like the current Astra, the new one is expected to spawn several other variants including a sedan, Sports Tourer wagon and GTC coupe. Power will come from GM’s next-generation Ecotec family, which consists of three- and four-cylinder units, and comes in gasoline and diesel flavors. Following the launch, expect to see hybrid and high-performance OPC variants.

The current Astra was first launched in 2009 and received a mid-cycle update in 2012. This means we can expect the new Astra to be introduced in late 2015 or early 2016. A debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show is a strong possibility.

While GM has made Europe the only focus for Opel, a version of the new Astra may be sold in Australia under the Holden brand. A revised version of the Astra sedan is also likely to form the basis of the next-generation Buick Verano, just as the current Astra sedan is linked with the current Verano.

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