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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer : Current Models

General Motors' Germany-based Opel division is showing the Astra station wagon at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

Called Sports Tourer in Opel-speak, the wagon is identical to the recently-introduced Astra hatchback from the tip of the front bumper to the base of the A-pillar. Beyond that, it gains a much longer rear overhang an upright hatch and horizontal LED tail lamps. The hatchback's floating roof has not been retained, but the wagon features an elegant curved strip of chrome trim that gives it a less utilitarian look than the outgoing model.

Trunk space checks in at over 57 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. To put that figure into perspective, the Volkswagen Tiguan offers 56 cubes with two occupants on board.

Passengers benefit from Opel's latest IntelliLink infotainment system, which offers a built-in 4G LTE hot spot and is now compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Other creature comforts include front seats with a massaging function and heated outboard rear seats, two firsts in the nameplate's long history. Additionally, the Astra ushers in the European version of GM's OnStar service.

Mechanically, the Sports Tourer is identical to the regular Astra. That means it's offered with either a 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel mill rated at either 90, 110 or 136 horsepower, with a 105-horsepower turbo three or with a mid-level turbocharged 1.4-liter gas-burner that makes 145 ponies.

All engines send power to the front wheels via a manual transmission, and a few can be linked to an automatic gearbox at an extra cost.

The Astra Sports Tourer will go on sale across Europe in the coming months. Like nearly all Opels, the wagon will be sold with a Vauxhall emblem in the United Kingdom.

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