Since the first generation there was a truck Opel Astra Still a favorite in many markets – even in an unusual 2020, 51% of all Astra sales were from the truck (Source JATO).
You wouldn’t expect anything but not owning a car in the new generation Astra – It was recently and officially introduced and we were already able to try it out, albeit as a prototype for testing. This is despite the threat posed by SUVs/crossovers, which is He put enormous pressure on the sales numbers of this structure.
However, with Opel Germany being “home” which, in addition to being the largest European market, is also the world’s largest market for pickup trucks, in both absolute and relative terms, I couldn’t do anything but go with it.
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Camouflaged but unmistakable
Once called the Caravan, now called the Sports Tourer, a name that should stay in this sixth generation, spy photos of the new Opel Astra van show a partially camouflaged test prototype that manages to hide the contours of the elongated rear volume, despite concealing your vehicle Effectively stylistic details.
From column B the saloon and truck diverge. On the side we can see a new tailgate and the addition of a third window, while behind it stands out the new wide tailgate. However, the rear optical kits, at first glance, look no different from those used in the salon.
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Moreover, in addition to the expected greater carrying capacity, not many differences are expected from the well-known saloon.
The new Opel Astra truck will use the same mechanisms and, of course, unprecedented hybrid variants delivery in Which we saw in the five-door saloon. It remains to be sure if the future Opel E AstraThe 100% electric variant announced during the official presentation of the model and which will be launched in 2023, will also be accompanied by the truck.
When will we see it without camouflage?
If production of the new Opel Astra is scheduled to begin later this year in Rüsselsheim, Germany, the truck is expected to be unveiled in early 2022.
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