For almost a year, the Opel Astra Cabriolet has been carrying on his testing without any obvious changes, something that would make us think that the Opel engineers had to solve some sort of issue that prevented them from going ahead as scheduled. We notice that some elements of the body such as doors, roof and roll-cage are not definitive yet. However, the roof is also the main element of discontinuity with the previous generation: the next Astra Cabriolet in fact will use a classical solution: a fabric top with foldable frame, giving up the metal roof in use by the previous series.
The engine range will be composed of both petrol and diesel units, all of which will be turbocharged: there will be a 140 hp 1.4 and a 180 hp 1.6 petrol units as well as a 1.7 and a 2.0 CDTI diesel units. The debut of the model is likely to be pushed back to early 2013, although a possible appearance at the next Paris Motor Show (September 29-October 14) has not been ruled out.