The first fully revealing images of the 2016 Opel Astra have surfaced the web ahead of an imminent online reveal followed by a public debut in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

As expected, the new compact hatchback from Rüsselsheim has ditched the conservative looks of the outgoing model in favor of sharper lines as previewed by the Monza concept. It also borrows a few design cues from the latest Corsa and seems to have just about the same size as the current model, but with a more sloped roofline and an entirely different C pillar arrangement.

We also notice the side mirrors have been repositioned and rather surprisingly the turn signals have been installed on the front fenders. Those sleek headlights with black graphics benefit from Opel's new IntelliLux LED matrix technology while the rear end hosts LED taillights providing a more upscale look to the Astra K.

Stepping inside the cabin, Opel has revamped the cabin which now looks more posh and less cluttered as some of the physical buttons and knobs have been replaced by a generous touchscreen display part of the infotainment system which will support Google's Android Auto and Apple's Car Play. There's also a big digital display in the instrument cluster, along with an electric parking brake, start/stop button, brand new leather-wrapped three-spoke steering wheel and a plethora of glossy black and metallic accents to spice things up.

Opel will likely release full details and a comprehensive photo gallery in the coming hours so stay tuned.

Gallery: 2016 Opel Astra first official images hit the web

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