Opel Astra Electric available in compact and estate versions
Following the current strategy of the Stellantis group, Opel has presented months after the official presentation of the new Opel Astra, its 100% electric option, which is called the Opel Astra Electric.
Like Peugeot’s good brothers, the Opel Astra Electric mimics the new Peugeot e-308 in almost every way, even launching a family version called the Opel Astra Sports Tourer Electric.
With this premise we can already imagine the performance and range of the 100% electric Opel Astra, although we will give you more details later.
The Opel Astra is, together with the Opel Corsa, the two most iconic models of the German brand, and in this electric era it will play a key role.
In terms of aesthetics, there are few changes compared to the hybrid and combustion version, and the design remains virtually unchanged.
The Opel Astra Electric is 4.37 metres long, which puts it in direct competition with other compact models such as the VW ID.3, Cupra Born or even the Peugeot e-308.
Obviously, the estate version has larger dimensions, extending the wheelbase by 57 millimetres and resulting in a generous boot capacity of 516 litres, which can be extended if the rear seats are folded down to 1,553 litres.
Opel Astra Electric interior
Moving on to the interior of the Opel Astra Electric, we find an interior that wants to convey certain touches of a premium and sporty car. Of particular note are the Active Sport seats, which according to the brand provide excellent lateral grip and support.
As is usual in modern cars, the Opel Astra Electric features two 10″ widescreen displays, which are joined together to form a single screen that runs across much of the car’s dashboard.
In addition, the Opel Astra Electric has the option of a head-up display, which displays basic information to the driver in the form of a hologram.
Opel Astra Electric performance and range
Stellantis is currently equipping its new all-electric models with a revamped 115 kW (156 hp) electric motor that is both more powerful and more energy efficient than its predecessor. The new Stellantis powertrain is also equipped with a larger 54 kWh gross battery.
As expected, Opel has already fitted the Astra Electric and its family variant with these new components, so the Opel Astra Electric has a 115 kW (156 hp) powertrain and a 54 kWh battery that delivers a range of 416 kilometres under the WLTP cycle.
As usual, the Opel Astra Electric allows a choice of different driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport, which will determine its performance and range.
In terms of charging power, the Opel Astra Electric supports a maximum of 100 kW of charging power, which means it can charge up to 80 percent of the battery in about 30 minutes.
Opel Astra Electric price and launch
As for when the Opel Astra Electric will be available for purchase, the brand has indicated that it will open the order book for spring 2023, so there are still a few months to go.
On the other hand, as usual, the price of the Opel Astra Electric has not been revealed for the moment, although everything suggests that its price could be around 40,000 euros.
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