Good old fashioned family fun 1967 calendar - Opel Kadett Caravan Photo is taken in Germany's Taunus region. Something worries me here. There is turmoil in the water to the right - or left, what you prefer - of Dad, and nobody seems to worry. And will junior respect himself later when he sees this photo, complete with straw hat, shorts and long black socks?
Opel is continuing its success story in the compact class with no less than two new models: after the successful market launch of the five-door version of the new generation Astra a few months ago, the Sports Tourer variant is now eagerly waiting in the wings and will be at dealerships in the spring.
The latest generation Sports Tourer has almost the same dimensions as the outgoing model with a length of 4,702 millimeters, a width of 1,871 millimeters (with exterior mirrors folded in) and a height of 1,510 millimeters – however, it offers much more space for passengers and luggage.
The Astra Sports Tourer is based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture that will make it up to around 190 kilograms lighter than the outgoing model.
Given that the station wagon will also be combined with the latest generation engines, the Astra Sports Tourer will be punchier, livelier and more fun to drive.
So far, 5.4 million of the 24 million Kadett and Astra sold have been station wagon versions. The new Astra Sports Tourer is the 10th generation of an Opel compact wagon.
The new Astra Sports Tourer impresses with its athletic appearance. Just like its five-door sibling, it takes Opel’s design philosophy ‘Sculptural Artistry meets German Precision’ to the next level: efficient, light and dynamic.