Opel is settling the development of the facelifted Astra for the European continent. However it turns out this version of the model will remain on sale for simply around two years. The German producer has launched a news release shining more light on the production of the next-generation Astra, validating it will show up sometime in 2021.
2021 Opel Astra Platform
The upgraded model will be based upon PSA Group’s EMP2 platform, which will enable hybridized powertrains to be launched. Thanks to a new arrangement with the works council, Opel is proud to reveal the new Astra will be constructed at the company’s Rüsselsheim in Germany, where the flagship Insignia will also continue to be produced.
” This is an essential advance for the Rüsselsheim plant,” Opel CEO, Michael Lohscheller, remarks. “This investment will permit work in 2 shifts and secure the sustainable future of the Rüsselsheim plant.”
PSA’s decision to bring back production of the Astra in Germany was made possible by financial investments in the Rüsselsheim plant, which should bring considerable improvements in terms of efficiency and competitiveness compared to PSA Group’s other plants. The Astra is presently assembled in Ellesmere Port (UK) and Gliwice (Poland) and was currently produced in Rüsselsheim in between 2009 and 2015.
” Increasing competitiveness, effectiveness, and quality is part of Groupe PSA’s production DNA, and the Rüsselsheim plant has made significant inroads in all of these locations,” Yann Vincent, Executive Vice-President of Manufacturing & Supply Chain at PSA, includes. “I depend on Rüsselsheim to contribute to the production of the next generation, Opel Astra.”
2021 Opel Astra Production
Whether the model will continue to be put together in the United Kingdom when the new generation model arrives remains uncertain at this moment.