The Opel and Vauxhall brands will be integrated into PSA furthermore with the successor to the Astra that’s said hit the market in 2021.
This will allow it to adopt more powertrains from the French giant. In addition to the petrol units, expected with outputs between 110 PS (108 hp / 81 kW) and 220 PS (217 hp / 162 kW), the seventh generation Astra will stay true to diesels, too, that are believed to produce from 100 PS (99 hp / 74 kW) to 180 PS (177 hp / 132 kW).
Furthermore, the EMP2 architecture will allow the compact car to adopt electrification. Thus, a plug-in hybrid powertrain is on the cards, probably consisting of a petrol unit with an electric motor that, combined, should generate in excess of 200 PS (197 hp / 147 kW).
Design wise, the 2022 Opel/Vauxhall Astra will be more dynamic than the current model, taking some styling cues from the Grandland X, while its footprint will remain roughly the same, with a length of 4.35 meters (14.3 feet).
Before launching the all-new generation, though, Opel/Vauxhall will roll out a facelifted version of the current Astra that’s already three years old. Prototypes have already been spotted testing in the open, with the front end covered in camouflage, which suggests a new bumper, headlights and reworked grille.
The facelifted Astra will likely debut before the end of the year at a standalone event, as the PSA-owned brand will skip the upcoming Paris Auto Show.
Note: Vauxhall Astra K pictured