The 2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer and the 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer have been officially revealed. The Opel version will be sold across Europe, while the Vauxhall version will be sold only in the UK. Both versions are the same, except for their branding, and will be unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show (2015 IAA) next week.
The front fascia of the estate version’s all-new model is the same as that of the all-new Astra. Coming to the side profile, the previous generation Astra Sports Tourer didn’t feature a rear vent glass, but the new one does. Full-length Roof rails add to the sporty appeal on the sides.
The rear-end features new taillamps with LED graphics, and are different from and bigger than the ones on the all-new Astra. There’s a new rear spoiler with an integrated LED stop lamp which is transparent now, and black side wings. The estate version also gets visible oval-shaped, dual exhausts, unlike the hatchback version from which it evolves.
Coming to the technical aspects, the all-new Astra Sports Tourer, with rear seats folded, offers 1,630 litres of luggage space. This is an improvement of 80 litres from the previous generation (1,550 litres). 40:20:40 seat configuration will be available on the all-new model, but whether it will be standard or not, could depend on the market. Kick-activated self opening and closing tailgate will also be available.
More details on the 2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer and 2016 Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer will be released next week.