Opel has no plans of introducing the new generation of the Astra at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show as the model in question will most likely be unveiled by the end of this year, during another automotive event.
Despite being caught on camera since mid-2014, the new generation of the Opel Astra is still not ready for its future customers, apparently, because the model in question will not be introduced at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, this March, according to a company’s official, who stated that the carmaker will be focusing on the recently unveiled Karl.
“There will be no Astra at Geneva Motor Show, where our major world premiere will the Opel KARL (Vauxhall Viva for UK), our new min-5 door entry model”, said the Opel official to inautonews.com.
The 2016 Opel Astra K will be riding on a completely new platform which is shared with the new Chevrolet Volt, called the D2XX, which is also capable of handling all-wheel drive, so don’t be surprised if the next Astra OPC will be dropping the front-wheel drive layout. The same body styles of the model will be offered on the Astra K, which will include the 3-door hatchback, the 5-door hatchback and the wagon, along with an entirely new engine lineup which will also include the 3-cylinder 1.0 liter EcoTec unit, with 115 HP, going against the 1-liter EcoBoost Ford Focus. Additional details on the new Opel Astra K remain unknown for the moment.