The Opel Astra in wagon form has always been a popular seller in the markets that its available in around the world. We haven't had one here in SA since it was simply called the Opel Astra Estate that was taken off the market in the late 90s. It’s a pity because even in the aftermarket scene that I spend a lot of time in, I hear local Opel fanatics complaining that other manufacturers still have wagons in their fleets and so if they wanted a new model, it wasn’t going to happen. In Europe it’s still a banging car and now for the first time the car is available as an all-electric version and on that side of the world it’s dubbed the Opel Astra Sports Tourer. It’s now the first all-electric Tourer from the German automaker. While the car isn’t aimed at being fast but instead a planet-friendly people carrier, it still has a rather healthy power output of 115 kW with 270 Nm of torque. The top speed is limited and can likely be changed with software in the future, but the Tourer can get up to 170 km/h and can do the 100 km/h sprint in 9-seconds. There's also a healthy full-charge range of 416 km. It sounds like it has the performance of an old-school 90s Kadett Superboss, although it can never sound as cool.
Take a look at the short YouTube video that gives you a quick look all around the super-popular Opel Astra Sports Tourer that's now available in a pretty strong all-electric powertrain: New Opel Astra Sports Tourer: More of Everything You Need | Opel
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