Monday 2nd June 2014
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The next generation of the Vauxhall Astra is expected for 2016 and this latest version has been seen going through testing in Germany.

This new version looks as though it is going to be a bit longer than the current sixth generation model. The Vauxhall Astra has been a very successful car in the UK since its launch and we have written a full Astra review which you can view by clicking here.

Other features of the new 2016 Astra are a more upright tailgate and the new Astra will aim for a more 'high market' finish as they aim to make in-roads into the high end market. Vauxhall/Opel is part of the larger General Motors and they have been struggling to make any profits in the European market in recent years.

The new version will be focusing on a better quality finish and some reckon that the latest Opel Monza concept car which was revealed at the 2014 Frankfurt Motor Show is a good indication of what to expect in terms of styling cues for the new Astra. It is expected for release within the next 18 months.

The release of the vehicle is in time for the new engines and transmissions of GME (General Motors Europe). There is set to be three new engine families which will include a new 1.0L 114bhp 3-cylinder petrol engine and a new 1.6L diesel engine. There will also be new gearboxes available including a new 6-speed manual.

Can the new Astra bring much needed success to Opel/Vauxhall? Share your views in our comments box below.

Have a look at the video below for a review of the current 2014 Vauxhall Astra:

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