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OPEL Astra 5 Doors Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 9
First production year: 1991
Engines: Diesel, Gasoline, Natural gas
Body style: Hatchback
 

2021 - Present

Opel opened a new chapter in the Astra book with the sixth generation of its compact hatchback in 2021. This time, the car came under new management after Opel joined Stellantis together with its new owners, PSA (Peugeot-Citroen). Gone were the days when GM was the owner of the Opel-Vauxhall brand, and the new management decided to make some changes to cut costs. Thus, the older Astra platfor...

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diesel engines:

  OPEL Astra 165 KW (225 HP)

gasoline engines:

  OPEL Astra 6MT (110 HP)

  OPEL Astra 6MT (130 HP)

2019 - 2021

The new Astra generation might be the last one made without PSA involvement. The new Opel Astra is, actually, a direct competitor for its brothers, the Citroen C4 and Peugeot 308 from PSA. The main focus was to lower the fuel consumption and the result is really good. They improved the figures a lot, lowering the consumption with an average 19% compared with the previous generation. Even ...

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gasoline engines:

  OPEL Astra 5 Doors 1.2L 6MT (110 HP)

  OPEL Astra 5 Doors 1.2L 6MT (130 HP)

  OPEL Astra 5 Doors 1.2L 6MT (145 HP)

  OPEL Astra 5 Doors 1.4L CVT (145 HP)

2009 - 2015

The fourth generation of the Opel Astra, or Astra J, was unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. It competed successfully in the most competitive compact segment. The Astra didn't have the hi-tech look of some of its competitors or the low price of the others. It didn't have the high quality of the interior either. But the overall price/value package was among the best in its cla...

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2007 - 2009

After three years on the market and more than 1.3-million units sold, Opel decided to upgrade the Astra lineup, leading to a new five-door hatchback version for this popular European vehicle. While in the. U.S. Saturn tried to sell the European compact-sized hatchback and failed miserably. In Europe, the Astra was already an established nameplate. But like on American soil, Opel counted on fl...

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1994 - 1998

After three years since the model's launch, Opel refreshed the first generation of the Astra in 1994, introducing new engines and new safety features. Retiring the Kadett nameplate didn't seem like a good idea from the German carmaker. But soon, Opel proved that it was right. The new Astra was far from the initial Kadett concept. After 1980, the compact hatchback became famous for i...

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1991 - 1994

Opel decided to retire the Kadett nameplate from its lineup and made a bold move when introducing the first generation of the Astra in 1991. For some, it was a shock, but later on, the carmaker proved it was the right thing to do, and the Astra had risen from the Kadett ashes. It was a new design concept and a new idea. Opel addressed the car not only to younger generations but to older peopl...

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