Opel is playing on its home ground on this one, so it’s only natural to go with all guns blazing as it’s making its comeback.
Honda is leaving, Vauxhall may built the Astra elsewhere, and the rest of the industry is anticipating hard times in case of a no-deal Brexit.
And the fugliest car of the month title goes to: the Audi R8-wannabe Opel Astra.
The facelifted Astra will go on sale on August 1 in seven grades, priced at £18,885 OTR.
PSA boss Carlos Tavares also said that they have already found an alternative factory in southern Europe.
New owner PSA did not pay much attention to the 2020 Astra’s design which stays largely the same.
The 2022 Astra will be based on PSA’s EMP2 platform and will be made in Russelsheim.
Vauxhall’s owner says the fate of the Ellesmere Port plant depends on how the Brexit will play out.
The refreshed Opel Astra Sports Tourer compact wagon will get the same updates as the five-door hatchback .
The French car maker is evaluating its factories for the next-generation compact cars.
The UK plant might cede a significant part of Astra production to Opel’s main plant in Rüsselsheim.
The facelifted Opel/Vauxhall Astra seems to be all about minor updates to the front and rear end.