Next Opel/Vauxhall Astra Expected In 2021 With PSA Platform, PHEV Powertrain

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.

The Astra L will shift to the EMP2 platform that underpins a variety of PSA products, including the new Grandland X SUV, reports Caradisiac.

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).

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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

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  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    It’s not a toxic brand but Vauxhall (despite all the Brexit nationalistic rodomontade) for all its “Britishness” has never cpatured the car buying public’s favour in the UK.
    Personally, I think Opel has more of a cachet although I’m willing to accept my European cousins might not see the brand in that way.

    • designer_dick

      Vauxhall has traditionally done better in the UK than Opel has on the continent, but over the past few years the brand has really fallen on hard times – sales fell 24% year-on-year to 5,078 units and a market share of 5.4% in August, meaning Vauxhall sold fewer cars in the UK than BMW did.

  • Vassilis

    Don’t care what they do as long as they bring back the OPC, make it good to drive and pretty.


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