New Astra |

Posted on Sep 8th, 2008 by Vlad Balan

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Vauxhall, Opel’s British arm, has released the first official sketches and some details on the upcoming 2010 Astra. We’ve already seen the first spy shots of the car and Opel has confirmed that the car’s design will be influenced by the recently launched Insignia. Regarding the mechanical part, the new Astra will be based on GM’s latest Delta platform and one of the most important aspect engineers are working on is the fuel economy. Besides design clues, the Astra will take some other features too from the Insignia, such as the Front Camera System or the Adaptive Front Lighting (AFL).

According to Opel, after the Frankfurt debut next year, the 5-door Astra will hit showrooms by the end of 2009/early 2010, followed by the GTC version in spring 2010 and than the rest of the models from the range (sedan, wagon and coupe-cabriolet).

Above you have the 5-door version sketch, and after the jump you can see the GTC version. Read More: “More details and the first sketches of the new Opel/Vauxhall/Saturn Astra”