Opel reveals details of new Sports Tourer

The latest new model in the Opel Astra line-up — the Sports Tourer, or estate to you and me — has been revealed.

Based on a new lightweight vehicle architecture making it up to 200kg lighter, the Astra Sports Tourer can also carry more luggage than before — up to 1,630 litres.

“Our Sports Tourer is the perfect combination of practicality, style and technology: more space, less weight and features clever equipment details such as an electronic power tailgate that opens and closes automatically with a little kick of the foot,” said Dave Sheeran, managing director Opel Ireland.

Opel maintains the elegant, lean and athletic styling of the new car will hold it in good stead. A new double chrome bar on the grill carries the Opel ‘Blitz’ logo and the front headlamps melt into the radiator grill to form a graphic unity.

The Sports Tourer further extends the dynamic lines of the five-door. The slightly arched sloping roofline gives the station wagon a longer appearance — an effect that is further enhanced by the divided C-pillar.

The manufacturer says the interior demonstrates intelligent design because, while the newcomer has exactly the same dimensions as the outgoing model, it is considerably more spacious inside, offering more comfort for the driver and passengers along with more loading space.

In order to increase loading space, the new Astra Sports Tourer comes with 40/20/40 foldable rear seats enabling even more flexible loading space configurations. Furthermore, the FlexOrganiser product range with side rails, dividing nets and various fastening options are available so that all loaded materials can be stored safely and tidily.

A new petrol and diesel engine portfolio will be available with outputs ranging from 100hp to 150hp which, Opel says, combine efficiency with excellent responsiveness and running smoothness.

The Astra Sports Tourer is arrives in Ireland next March


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