Remco Meulendijk (RM Design) is back with another speculative render of the Opel Astra K set to come out sometime next year.

Remco Meulendijk (RM Design) is back with another speculative render of the Opel Astra K set to come out sometime next year.

Opel is currently putting the finishing touches on the seventh generation Astra which for the first time in the model's history will be assembled entirely outside homeland Germany. This latest digital interpretation is based on previous spy shots and has also a few influences from the Monza concept. The overall exterior dimensions will be retained but on the inside the Astra is set to become more spacious which is good news taking into account many have criticized the outgoing model for being a bit cramped, especially for rear passengers.

Expected to shave off as much as 100 kg (220 lbs), the overhauled Astra could ditch the Watts link rear setup in favor of an independent suspension while the engine lineup will include Opel's latest motors such as the 110 HP and 136 HP 1.6 CDTI and a 1.6 SIDI Turbo packing 200 HP (147 kW). There's also going to be a 1.6-liter turbo with around 284 HP (209 kW) in the already confirmed Astra OPC set to come out in 2017.

Opel will unveil the Astra hatchback in the summer of 2015 and later on other body styles such as wagon, coupe and sedan will follow. The Astra range is going to be manufactured in Ellesmere Port, UK and Gliwice, Poland.

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