Next-gen Opel Astra coming in 2017 image

The future generation of the Opel Astra will be introduced sometimes in 2017 and it will be packing approximately 280 HP from its engine.

Opel has some big plans for its future generation of the popular C-segment vehicle, the Astra, which will still receive an OPC version. According to the guys from Motoring, quoting the company’s performance variants manager, Wilfried Dieh, the future Astra OPC will be launched in 2017 and it will be more powerful and lighter than the current version of the hot hatch.

Our source is saying that the vehicle in question will be packing a 1.6 liter turbocharged gasoline burner, with four cylinders, which should be producing as much as 280 HP (209 kW). This will be replacing the current 2.0 liter turbo unit from the current generation, with its 277 HP. The hot hatch will also drop as much as 150 kg (330 lbs) from its total weight, compared to its predecessor. More details on the future generation of the Opel Astra OPC are currently limited for the moment and will probably be announced over the next few years, close to its official debut. Meanwhile, the company is already testing out the regular version of the model.