Looks Matter: Steinmetz’s Astra J Package Dresses Up Opel Astra

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Opel’s latest Astra hatchback is already a fetching automobile, but German tuning firm Steinmetz’s take on the hatch -- the Astra J -- gives the car some extra pizzazz.

Instantly noticeable are the new aluminum wheels, which were designed and crafted in-house by Steinmetz. Apart from being considerably larger than the stock parts, the 19-inch wheels are trimmed in a polished aluminum finish with contrasting black accents. Steinmetz says the wheels are designed to match the Astra J’s optional silver and black side stripes, as well as the available stainless steel door handles.

We’d argue the wheels work best with Steinmetz’s other accessories, including a one-inch suspension drop, a revised front lip spoiler, and a rear wing. The revised suspension drop reportedly enhances handling without being punishing during daily driving, but it does help lend the Astra J a menacing look.

Inside, Steinmetz adds special floor mats, and accented the door sills with stainless steel scuff plates. Those who easily lose their way around a manual transmission’s shift gate may be happy to know that Steinmetz has installed a gear position display into the car’s instrumentation.

Steinmetz says customers can already place orders for the Astra J package, but those desiring some additional power may need to wait until Opel launches the latest Astra OPC hot hatch.

Source: Steinmetz

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