A couple of renderings with the upcoming generation of the Opel Astra, the K, have popped onto the web, providing us with a first look into how the model may look like.
There is no surprise anymore that Opel is working on a new generation of its popular Astra model. The compact car is now returning in some fresh renderings which have been based on recent spy shots, shedding its camouflage, for the first time, in the virtual world. The model in question will be adopting a new design, which is sharper than the one of the current car, and it involves a few styling cues taken from the Monza Concept. In terms of size, the model will not be that different but the engineers are putting it on a diet and it will lose up to 100 kg.
From the previous spy shots, we have learned that the upper-spec models are coming with LED headlights and taillights and it will be getting a lot of things in common with the new Chevrolet Cruze generation, in the Chinese spec, as it is expected to ride on the D2XX platform. Rumor has it that the 3-door GTC model will be dropped from the range, but this remains to be confirmed. The new Opel Astra generation will be produced in Ellesmere Port, UK, and in Gliwice, Poland. The model is expected to be officially presented to the public during the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, in September, and it will go on sale right after the event.