Making its debut at the Paris Motor Show later this month, the panoramic roof offers the driver and front seat passenger a larger field of vision. The optional feature will go on sale in summer 2005.
The windscreen glass extends from the bonnet up over the front seats to the B-pillar, with no crossbeam restricting the view.
Passengers in the panorama Sport Hatch are also protected against the elements. Excessive sunlight is filtered by special heat-absorbing glass and a shading system, with two fold-out sun blinds.
The panoramic roof option will be available to UK buyers in late summer 2005, a few months after the launch of the standard Astra Sport Hatch.