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Vauxhall is confident it will keep the design and the interior of the all-new Astra a secret until the first official photographs are released "in the upcoming weeks," prior to the world debut in Frankfurt. The headlights and taillights are new as well, but Opel's camouflage expert Andreas Kubis has found a way to show only what's necessary in order for the prototypes to get permission to drive on public roads.

As for the 3D effects of the "Cube" foil, Kubis says they make the contours of the new Astra blurred, confusing onlookers. Between 60 and 70 sheets of foil are required to completely cover up a compact class car like the new Opel Astra. The foil is stone chip, temperature and UV-resistant.

Additionally, Opel experts used a special privacy foil for the instruments, center console and infotainment system of the new Astra prototype. "The material is well-known from laptops and mobile phones. It prevents the contents of the screen being visible from the side," Kubis explained. Furthermore, plastic enclosures and foam flesh simulate the shape of the instruments.
 

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to me it looks like it has a lot of Alfa influence. A strong Giulietta influence around the back.

Importantly, though, it is recognisably an Astra (the same way a Focus looks like a Focus). I look forward to seeing what the 3-door looks like. Then, later on, seeing what the Americans do to turn it into a Buick.
 

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All Astras come with an Intellilink 7in touchscreen media system, with six speakers, digital radio and steering wheel controls. Opt for sat nav and you'll get a larger 8in screen and voice recognition. Intellilink is compatible with Apple Car Play and Android Auto, so you can wirelessly connect your smartphone and access apps via the touchscreen.
 
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