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Opel Astra Electric - Now the classic returns as an electric station wagon

Opel Astra Electric – Now the classic returns as an electric station wagon

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(Elbil24): Soon it will not be possible to talk about a new car coming to the market without saying that it will also come as an electric car. Exactly one year ago we learned that the classic Opel Astra would be revitalized in an electric version, and now more details are in place.

And yes – the Opel Astra Electric will be on the market in 2023.

several variants

The Astra comes as a hatchback and station wagon, and as a hybrid, in addition to the upcoming all-electric versions. And though it may sound a bit unmusical these days; Also in diesel and petrol versions – which Opel rightly insists must be very efficient.

In Norway, however, all-electricity is the only acceptable method at the moment, and Editions have been given names Opel Astra Electric And the Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric.

And so it follows suit corsa e And the Mocha E, as well as the Combo-e Life and Vivaro-e Life vans, which also come as MPVs. Elbil24 has already mentioned it as well Manta EAnother electrifying classic with a lot of excitement.

Combi version pictures:

An exciting station wagon

Norway is traditionally considered a country where station wagons have stood strong. In recent years, SUVs have taken up a large portion of this market, but also part of the reason is that there are so few station wagons in the electric vehicle market.

The Opel Astra Electric Sports Tourer should at least appeal to those who need a good amount of luggage space. Here you get 516 liters, which can be increased to 1,553 liters if you fold the rear seat backs. The seat backs can also be split in a ratio of 40:20:40.

The car itself measures 464 cm in length and 186 cm in width. The wheelbase is 273 cm, which is much longer than that of the existing Astras.

The cargo height is 60 cm, which is much lower than in a typical SUV. It should contribute to the ease of loading and unloading, as promised by Opel, for example strollers and the like.

The car gets the new Vizor front, from the design language we already know from the Opel Mokka. Whether the black hood and roof will become optional contrast details as we know them from the Mokka is uncertain.

Pictures of the Sports Tourer Edition:

Engine, range and charge

The car will be equipped with an electric motor that generates 156 hp / 270 Nm. The maximum speed is limited to 170 km / h.

The battery pack has a capacity of 54 kWh, enough for a range of up to 416 km – thanks to very low consumption (12.7 kWh per 100 km), which is in perfect agreement with its cousin the Peugeot e-308, which will also arrive in 2023.

It has a maximum charging speed of 100 kW, and charging from 0-80 percent should be completed in half an hour. The car is equipped with an on-board charger with a capacity of 11 kW.

Lots of screens – but also buttons

Inside, it’s equipped with what Opel calls its “pure board,” an all-digital, horizontal head-up display that provides customized information for the driver and passengers. Support for Apple Carplay and Android Auto is available.

We can also count on the new playback functionality, and by all accounts the possibility of full OTA (over the air) updates.

However, Opel is clear that the most important functions will still have physical buttons.

Safety also has to be taken care of, with the latest driver assistance systems and a number of cameras and sensors around the car. The car also has a head-up display.

TIDY: The driving environment of the new Opel Astra-e has a great combination of physical buttons and screen control.  Photo: Opel

TIDY: The driving environment of the new Opel Astra-e has a great combination of physical buttons and screen control. Photo: Opel
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appear in the new year

We will be back with more information about the new Opel Astra Electric once we know more. Opel informed us that the car will be shown at the beginning of next year.