The second body style of the new Opel Astra generation, the Astra Sports Tourer, has been shown and it will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.
After pulling the wraps off the new Opel Astra generation this summer, in the five-door hatchback body style, time has come to see how the model looks like exactly in a more practical version, the estate. The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer has a design which has been carried over from the hatchback, obviously, but it is now gaining the elongated rear end which is boosting the cargo capacity.
The total trunk space has increased by 80 liters compared to its predecessor and, with the rear seats folded down, the wagon can carry up to 1,630 liters. The new Opel Astra Sports Tourer is also providing its passengers an extra 26 mm of front headroom and 28 mm of rear headroom, getting the 40:20:40 split folding rear seats as standard, along with the optional FlexOrganizer package, adding the side rails, the fasteners and cargo nets.
The new generation of the Opel Astra Sports Tourer can also get the electrically operated trunk in a system similar to what BMW is offering in which the trunk can be opened hands free by waving your foot below the rear bumper, with the key inside your pocket / purse, in your hand and so on. The German based automaker says that the vehicle has lost up to 200 kg (441 lbs) compared to the previous version.
The more practical version of the compact car will be using the same engine lineup as the hatchback so this basically means that we will find the 1.0 liter three-cylinder turbocharged unit under its hood, with 105 HP (77 kW), along with the 1.4 liter turbo producing 125 HP (92 kW) and 150 HP (110 kW), while the 1.6 liter CDTI diesel will be coming with 95 HP (70 kW) and 136 HP (100 kW). The Opel Astra K Sports Tourer will be officially presented to the public at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, next week, and it will be offered for sale across Europe starting this fall. No pricing details have been announced so far.