Spyshots: 2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer in Motion

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After the stills we presented you last week, showing for the first time the Sports Tourer version of the new Astra (also known as the wagon or estate), we come back on the subject to give you a more dynamic look at the car.

As you can see, the camo used on the Sports Tourer is not that heavy, but it does conceal the lines which make the car what it is: the back end.

Even so, however, the shift in direction when it comes to Opel's estate design is obvious: the back end is no longer boasting sharp edges, as in previous generations, but comes with more rounded-off, sleek lines.

As with the Insignia wagon, the new approach in designing the rear of the car is more eye-friendly, with corners of the car drawn to match the tail lamps, similar to the ones on the hatch version.

As far as engines go, no surprises on the horizon. This version of the new Astra will use the same engines as the hatch version: a 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated engine, a 1.6-liter Turbo (180 hp) – both gasoline - and 1.3-, 1.7- and 2.0-liter turbocharged diesels.
.6-liter Turbo configuration generation 180 horsepower is also available.

Low fuel consumption is one of the main attributes of the refreshed Astra range, with the 1.4-liter unit capable of achieving a saving of up to 8 percent compared to the naturally-aspirated 1.6 unit offered on the current-generation Astra.

There's no word of the release date yet, but we expect to see the Sports Tourer on the streets by the end of the year.
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