It looks good, the new Opel Astra L. In Rüsselsheim itself you are almost overwhelmed with enthusiasm. Quote: “The coupé-like cut Opel Astra five-door is available to order now and will be available to the first customers from the beginning of 2022. The sporty, elegant station wagon version of the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will follow shortly.” But can the prices that have now been announced also generate enthusiasm?

Let’s take a look at the overview together. You can find a detailed seat sample in the new Astra here. The five-door starts at 22,465 euros. Then it is simply called “Astra” and comes with a 110-hp turbo gasoline engine on 16-inch steel wheels.

Always included are LED headlights and rear lights, one-zone automatic air conditioning and 10-inch displays in the cockpit. The central touchscreen can always be connected to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto as standard without a cable, which in case of doubt replaces the navigation system (plus 800 euros, from Edition, standard with Business Elegance).

The basic Astra, however, only offers the 110-hp petrol engine, if you want a different drive, you have to go one step up to the “Edition” from 24,260 euros. Among other things, there are parking beeps at the front and back. Automatic fans choose the 130 hp petrol engine or the equally powerful diesel from “Elegance” or “Business Edition”. Interesting: The color “cult yellow metallic”, which you see in most of the pictures of the new Astra, does not cost any extra.

Keyword surcharges: A trailer hitch costs an additional 775 euros, the sliding glass roof is only available for the GS Line for an additional 1,000 euros, and it is standard on the Ultimate.

The “Business Edition” and “Business Elegance” equipment are aimed at commercial customers. They offer not only a price advantage, but also standard equipment such as the 180-degree reversing camera or the EGR driver’s seat with heated seats and steering wheels. Let’s take a look at all Astra prices in the overview (prices in euros with 19 percent VAT):

Astra Edition Elegance GS Line Ultimate Business Edition Business Elegance
1.2 Turbo 81 kW (110 PS) 6-speed manual 22.465 24.260 26.650 23.350
1.2 Turbo 96 kW (130 PS) 6-speed manual 25.560 27.950 29.180 24.650 27.500
1.2 Turbo 96 kW (130 PS) 8-Gang-Automatic 30.350 31.580 35.580 27.050 29.900
1.5 Diesel 96 kW (130 PS) 6-speed manual 28.660 31.050 32.280 27.750 30.600
1.5 Diesel 96 kW (130 PS) 8-Gang-Automatic 33.450 34.680 38.680 30.150 33.000
1.6 Turbo PHEV 133 kW (180 PS) system output 8-Gang-Automatic 36.710 39.100 40.330 44.410 35.800 38.650

The Astra is now also available electrified for the first time. With the environmental bonus, you only have to pay 28,622.50 euros when purchasing the new Astra Hybrid. The term “hybrid” is a bit misleading as it is a plug-in hybrid. It provides a system output of 133 kW (180 PS) and 360 Newton meters of maximum torque. Purely electrically, up to 60 kilometers (according to WLTP) can be spooled without emissions.

The top of the drive portfolio will later be the plug-in hybrid with a system output of 165 kW (225 hp), which can be ordered from the beginning of 2022. From the beginning of 2023, the battery-electric Opel Astra-e will complete the drive portfolio.

Finally, a look at the eternal rival, the VW Golf: It is currently only starting in the configurator with a 130-hp petrol engine and Life equipment for 27,615 euros. With the same performance and similar features, the Astra is a good 2,000 euros cheaper.

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