The classic compact combi will grow on the foundations shared with the Peugeot 308 SW.
At the beginning of the summer, Opel introduced the sixth generation of the Astra model, but only in the form of a five-door hatchback. However, since its introduction in 1991, the Astra has always been offered in a station wagon version, the creation of which everyone considered almost certain.
The suspicion was confirmed earlier this month, when the first spy images from the testing of the station wagon, which Opel referred to as the Sports Tourer in the last generation, came to the public. The front part, roughly after the B-pillar, remained the same, but the rear part of the body was hidden by the carmaker under the masking foil.
But here comes the graphic artist of the Russian website Kolesa.ru, who painted the rear of the production car based on spy photos, hatchback shapes and the shapes of the sister Peugeot 308 SW, with which the Opel Astra shares a platform.
In contrast to the 308 SW, the body will probably again rely on sharply cut shapes, which are visible not only in the mask, but also, for example, in the shape of the side lines, the D-pillar and the surrounding glazing. As in the case of the 308 SW, the Astra’s delivery should increase by 55 mm. But it will probably offer a little more space in the interior.
While the Peugeot 308 hatchback offers a 412-liter or 608-liter boot in the SW version, the Opel Astra offers a 422-liter luggage in the hatchback version, so the sister Peugeot is likely to outperform in the extended version. However, no changes are expected in the range of power units.
It should be noted that Opel plans to start selling the Astra in European markets early next year, with production resuming in Germany. We don’t know the premiere date of the station wagon yet, but we all expect the hatchback to be completed as soon as possible.