Renderings of the 2016 Vauxhall Astra Leaked
|   Sunday, March 16, 2014
General Motors confirm plans to move their Astra up-market, if their European unit suffers any more losses during the current financial year. General Motor has been suffering heavily in Europe and has plans to upgrade performance, interior and exterior, if they continued their losing streak. European customers have a weakness for refinement and class. Hence, up-market vehicles are in high demand. However, there is high competition in this category, which as a result, needs careful assessment and planning before implementation.


General Motors has finalized plans to drop Chevrolet sales in Europe post 2015, while their Astra will be hitting showrooms during a similar time frame. This in turn, has pushed up expectations from this vehicle, as the future of General Motors rests with this vehicle for now. Huge competition in mid market sedans, has pushed the need for better products in class, at cheaper rates. General Motors hope to climb out of this hole soon.

Work on exterior styling on the face lifted Astra is currently underway and we could be seeing its official unveil anytime within mid 2015 to early 2016. Official word confirming dates are yet to be made, even as we are hoping to get a sneak peak of this design as early as possible. We will keep you updated along the way. Hence, stay tuned and visit us regularly.

Some of the exterior modifications on this vehicle have been revealed and this list includes a bluff nose, Monza front grille shape, air intake holes along with larger bumper. These features lend the Astra a sporty edge, which is needed to enhance its general appeal. A strong rear light cluster is also in place, which lends a decent feel too.

General Motors has taken inspiration from Audi, in terms of exterior development. Henec, we could expect fit, finish and refinement in terms with those of German car makers. Opel and Vauxhall were never really considered premium brands. Hence, we never compared them to any German made products. However, all this is set to change soon. We are expecting betterment in every field, while use of Chrome will give the new vehicle a classic appeal.

Early renderings of this super mini have been revealed and this gives us a basic idea of what this super mini could actually look like. Even though this is purely in its concept stages at this moment, production variants should be different in more aspects than one. This vehicle has a designing tone aggravating performance and aggression. Something of this sort will not be in flavor with the older generation.

Even though performance is key, aesthetics matter a lot, as General Motors plan to push sales. A small 1.0 liter turbo charged engine is expected as of now, although it is too early to comment on drive train measures. Vauxhall is also working on their new Adam super mini along with the Astra. Hence, stay tuned for an explosive new lineup, waiting to be revealed soon. European sales are set to boom quickly, if things go according to plan.
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