New Opel Astra Dashboard Revealed in Latest Spyshots

We’ve spied Opel testing its Astra K on numerous occasions so far and now our cameras have managed to enter the cabin, so we can show you the first images of the new dashboard.
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The current Astra (i) has more buttons than a Porsche and everybody knows Porsche brings a button for everything. Alas, the Astra ended up with a cluttered center stack arrangement, but fortunately Opel is ready to move on - as you can see in the adjacent images, the next Astra will pack three layers of buttons in what appears to be an ergonomic arrangement.

The vertical central air outlets theme, with the vents flanking the infotainment screen, is kept, albeit coming with new lines.

There’s not much else we can see for the moment - remember, this is a prototype, so a good part of the dash, instrument cluster included, is not for our eyes to behold.

The Astra was once again spotted lapping the Nurburgring, with the car still wearing heavy camo. We’re not too worried about this though, since the car won’t stray too far from Opel’s current design direction. For one thing, the grille will be close to what we’ve seen on the Adam, while the headlights will be more streamlined.

As far as the technical side is concerned, the fifth-generation Astra will ride on a new GM platform that close friends call D2XX, with the main benefit being a weight reduction of between 50 and 100 kg (110 and 220 lbs).

While Opel has been on a downsized engine launch spree, the new Astra should see at least one fresh powerplant being presented. For now, all we can tell you is that you should expect efficient engines such as the 1.6-liter CDTI diesel delivering 136 hp, along with a downtuned version, as well as the 3-cylinder SIDI turbocharged petrol that made its debut in the Corsa E, with its 115 hp.

A quick peek at the Chinese market, where the Astra’s sister model, the Chevrolet Cruze is offered, reveals the presence of a 1.4 SIDI Turbo with 150 hp, while the non-hot Astra range should be topped by the carmaker’s 170 hp turbo unit.

The Opel Astra K will bow in 2015, but expect to be served with plenty of new details by then.
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