Opel’s edgy new design language made clear with new Astra

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Opel is starting to find its feet with its new design language, as the new Astra takes the next step towards modern and fresh design

The wraps have been taken off the new Opel Astra, now in its eighth generation. The company says that the model is a “design statement,” hinting at a change that will take hold of its portfolio. 

Angular bodywork and clean lines characterise the exterior. At the front, Opel’s Vizor grille (first seen in the Mokka) spans the entire width, with the slim L-shaped LEDs framing the edges and highlighting the portruding wheel arches. The sculpted bonnet above includes a centre line that draws the eye to the Opel logo in the centre of the grille, while lower down sits a large air intake area featuring simple horizontal panels, keeping it neat and tidy. 

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