Practical, Stylish, Sporty and Spacious: New Opel Astra Sports Tourer
- Electrified: Astra Sports Tourer available for first time with plug-in hybrid drive
- Spacious: Practical boot offers up to 1,634 litres of stowage
- Clever: “Intelli-Space” adjustable floor optimises boot volume
- Way ahead: Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel Light (as Insignia and Grandland flagships)
- Simply the best: Ergonomic AGR seats provide optimum comfort and support
- Characteristic: Opel Vizor brand face and Pure Panel digital cockpit
- Electrification offensive: Battery-electric Astra Sports Tourer variant follows in 2023
The newest generation of the Astra hatchback is already rolling off the assembly line in Rüsselsheim. Now Opel is following up with the estate model variant, the all-new Astra Sports Tourer, available in Germany for prices starting at €27,750 (RRP incl. VAT). The newcomer will be available with two levels of plug-in hybrid electric drive, making it the German carmaker’s first electrified estate. The new Astra Sports Tourer also continues Opel’s successful tradition of compact estates, which began around 60 years ago with the Kadett Caravan, the first such car in this class from a German brand.
In addition to electric drive, the new Astra Sports Tourer will be available with highly efficient petrol and diesel engines. Power ranges from 81 kW (110 hp) to 96 kW (130 hp) with the petrol and diesel variants and currently up to 133 kW (180 hp) and later up to 165 kW (225 hp) system output with the electric plug-in hybrid variants (WLTP fuel consumption1: 5.9-1-1 l/100 km combined, 133-25 g/km CO2). In addition, the Astra Sports Tourer continues Opel’s electrification offensive; a battery-electric variant will complete the powertrain line-up in 2023.
Flexibility: Practical boot with, “Intelli-Space” adjustable floor
With vital statistics of 4,642 x 1,860 x 1,480 millimetres (L x W x H) and a loading height of around 600 mm, the practical new Astra Sports Tourer further strengthens Opel’s leading reputation in the estate market sector and displays the brand’s typical talent for efficient packaging. However, the overall length is 60 mm shorter than that of the previous model, thanks to the particularly short front overhang, and despite the 70-mm longer wheelbase of 2,732 mm (57 mm longer than that of the new Astra hatchback).
The boot of the new Astra Sports Tourer provides up to around 600 litres of useful storage space with the rear seatbacks upright, and up to 1,634 l when folded – plenty of room to accommodate, for example, a transport box for a medium sized dog. In addition, when the 40:20:40-split rear seatbacks (standard equipment) are folded down, the floor is completely flat. Even with their underfloor lithium-ion battery, the plug-in hybrid variants still offer handy cargo volumes of more than 516 l and 1,553 l respectively.
The boot volume of combustion engine variants is optimised with the optional “Intelli-Space”. This versatile load floor can be easily adjusted with only one hand to high and low positions, and parked at a 45-degree angle. In addition, for even higher convenience, the retractable boot storage cover can be stowed when the adjustable floor is in both the upper as well as the lower position.
The new Astra Sports Tourer with “Intelli-Space” can also make life easier in the event of a flat tyre. The kits for tyre repair and first aid are stored in clever underfloor compartments that can be accessed from the boot or rear passenger seating area. This means that the kits can be reached without needing to fully unpack the boot. Of course, the tailgate opens and closes automatically with a movement of the foot under the rear bumper.
Bold and pure: Astra Sports Tourer first Opel estate with Vizor and two-tone paint
Together with its five-door hatchback sibling, the exceptionally stylish Astra Sports Tourer is a true design statement and Opel’s first estate to interpret the brand’s bold and pure design philosophy. But despite all the emotion, the new Sports Tourer retains the strengths and practicality of its predecessors. Furthermore, the new Astra Sports Tourer is optionally available with two-tone paint. The contrasting roof colour makes the newcomer look even leaner and longer.
The Opel Vizor new brand face follows the Opel Compass where the vertical and horizontal axes – the sharp crease in the hood and the wing shaped graphic of the daylight running lamps – intersect with the Opel Blitz emblem in the middle.
Lighting the way for compact estates: Unique Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel Light headlamps
Stretching across the front, the Vizor also seamlessly integrates technologies such as the adaptive Intelli-Lux LED® Pixel Light headlamps and the front camera. The glare-free system with 168 LED elements comes from the Opel flagships Insignia and Grandland and is a class-leading feature among compact and midsize cars.
Viewed from the side, the Astra Sports Tourer looks especially dynamic while at the rear, the Opel Compass is repeated by the centrally mounted Blitz, the vertically aligned high-mounted brake lamp and the especially slim LED tail lamps.
Innovation inside: All-digital Pure Panel cockpit
The interior has taken a big step forward too, according to the motto “detox to the max”. The fully digital Pure Panel human-machine-interface (HMI) offers customers a pure, intuitive experience. Operation is via an extra-wide touchscreen, just like a smartphone. Important settings such as climate control can still be selected directly via just a few switches. The new generation of multimedia infotainment and connectivity systems can be connected to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via compatible smartphones.
The driver is also supported by state-of-the-art assistance systems, such as Intelli-HUD head-up display and Intelli-Drive.
Outstanding seating comfort is typical of Opel. Developed in-house, the front seats of the new Astra Sports Tourer are certified by Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V. / Campaign for Healthier Backs (AGR). The ultra-ergonomic seats are the best the compact class has to offer, featuring a wide range of optional adjustments, from electric tilt to electro-pneumatic lumbar support. In Nappa leather, they even offer ventilation and massage for the driver and front passenger, and heating at the rear as well as the front.
 The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures mentioned comply with the WLTP homologation (regulation EU 2017/948). From 1 September 2018, new vehicles are type-approved using the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), which is a new, more realistic test procedure for measuring fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The WLTP fully replaces the New European Drive Cycle (NEDC), which was the test procedure used previously. Due to more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions measured under the WLTP are in many cases higher compared to those measured under the NEDC. The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures may vary depending on specific equipment, options and format of tires.