Road Test: Opel Astra 1.6T Sport

Opel Astra

“Looking a little non-descript in comparison to its predecessor, the new Opel Astra has done away with rigid angles and hard lines in favour of a far more curvaceous, Euro-centric, silhouette, which is no bad thing and will likely earn it wider appeal. Opel’s designers have used wing and blade styling cues on the new Astra, the most obvious of which are on the side panels that sweep rearward and upward to connect with the side window line. The headlamps include prominent wing shaped daytime running lights that give the Astra’s face a low and sporty character and which prompt more than a passing glance by many road users. Between the tapering rear window, bold tail-lights and rear haunches, the rear styling offers the most interesting view point of the car, which now boasts a more cohesive and sophisticated overall design.” – for the full review go to SA Car Fan