The new 2016 Opel Astra – Exterior Design

Opel and compact class cars – this exceptional success story starts with the Kadett in 1936 and will be continued with the new Opel Astra, the eleventh generation of an Opel compact class car. So far, 24 million Kadett and Astra compact class models have left the plants. The world premiere of the Opel star at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show marked the start of a new chapter in the history of the bestseller. Simultaneously, it marked the start of a new chapter in the company’s history: the next generation of the Astra is the first model developed on the basis of the new priorities and goals set by Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann and the DRIVE! 2022 strategy. The new Astra is based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture, is powered exclusively by latest-generation engines and enables ultra-modern connectivity via smartphone integration and the groundbreaking personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar. The new Astra will also continue Opel’s tradition of introducing features previously only known from higher segments into the compact segment.