For now, the Opel Astra will be sold in Europe with a new plug-in hybrid drivetrain which is believed to be a 1.6-litre petrol producing a handy 165kW or so. The driving range would be about 50km on battery power and recharging the car takes around 7 hours.
Inside the design is much different too, with the brand ‘Pure Panel’ digital cockpit that uses a twin screen system. Both screens measure 10 inches, one for infotainment and one for the driver. Most physical buttons are gone too, so controls for the air conditioning and the like are now done on the infotainment screen.
For safety, there are five radar sensors that help support adaptive cruise control, AEB and lane-keeping support, and it can even make lane changes by itself, plus there are four cameras for expanded vision.
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