VIDEO: 2010 Opel Astra Prototype Winter Testing

Opel's official Astra blog -yep, nowadays even specific models get their own blogs- has begun an informal countdown for the launch of the new German hatchback that will take place at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Up until now, the Germans have released a trio of videos featuring camouflaged prototype models shot during winter testing in Arjeplog, Sweden, which is a popular test destination for European carmakers.

The new Astra will be offered in all sorts of bodystyles including a five-door hatch, sedan, station wagon, coupe-convertible and a coupe-like three-door model. You can check out a whole set of photos and more analytical details on the 2010 Astra by clicking here.