The all-new 2010 Astra made its way into the Opel stand at Frankfurt. When it goes on sale in Europe this autumn it will have engines that include a 1.6-litre turbo producing 180hp.

Opel shrugged off current corporate delays over its tie-up with Magna and unveiled the all-new 2010 Astra at Frankfurt. The 5-door hatch, also known as the Vauxhall Astra in the UK is attempting to spark renewed interest in the entire brand.

Engines to accompany the launch cars include a 1.4 petrol turbo with 88kW (120hp) and a 1.6 turbo making 132kW (180hp). The latter is sourced from the reigning European car of the Year, the Insignia.

Interior design inspiration is no secret; again the Insignia was called upon to provide it. That's not a bad thing at all because the Insignia is a very good looking car, inside and out. Plenty of features like CD/ MP3 players, air conditioning, power steering, satellite navigation and more will make owners happy.

The new Astra goes on sale in Europe this autumn.


2010 Opel Asta Public Premiere in Frankfurt