The next-generation Opel/Vauxhall Astra compact will be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain and a station wagon version, CEO Michael Lohscheller said in an interview with Automotive News Europe.
The car will be based on the same Stellantis EMP2 platform as the new Peugeot 308, which is due to go on sale in the second half. The Astra will be launched by the start of next year.
"Obviously we share the same platform, which is a big benefit of our company," Lohscheller said in the interview.
The new Astra will start with diesel, gasoline and plug-in hybrid versions, he said. A wagon would once again "absolutely" be offered alongside the hatchback, Lohscheller said.