While often praised by journalists and potential customers, Opel Astra was not as outrageous success for German vehicle manufacturers. Nevertheless, in the autumn we expect the new model 2016 Opel Astra, which should Ozmen the wrong picture. Will he succeed remains to be seen. We will try to present you the new model as much as possible, and to provide you with some useful information that is already available.
2016 Opel Astra Exterior and Interior
In the first three months of this year, Opel and its British division of Opel’s market usporučilo only 46,863 copies in the European market, which is enough only for fifth place in class, threatened and Leon, whose sales jumped 23%. In front of the Astra were found absolute class leader Volkswagen Golf, followed by the Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia and Peugeot 308, Opel sees the Focus as its main rival and wants to attack his second place in the class, a rival from Ford in the same period attracted 60,600 customers. The new Astra will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in mid-September, but the German giant already presented the first images and official information. Compared to its predecessor, the new Astra is 49 mm shorter (length is now 4,370 mm) and 26 mm lower (now 1,460 mm), and although the wheelbase is reduced by 23 mm, Opel promises that the interior space bigger.
On the design side, Opel wanted to move a step higher and to provide a car that is more luxurious than its predecessor and can be said to succeed in this move. Many line with the innovations already seen in Monza with the concept of the Frankfurt Motor Show two years ago, and the new car looks more sporty and premium. General Motors is not satisfied with the achievements and announces that a similar strategy to design the next generation of the Insignia, which should hit the market in two years. When it comes to the interior, the Astra is equipped with the latest technology, such as InterlliLink R 4.0, but this is the first Opel car that provides a standard OnStar. This system, which is offered in the US for some time, allows the driver to connect to the Internet, and also sends the call for help when the airbags are triggered. There is enough space for the driver and passengers, and the interior is one of the best that General Motors offers to the European market. As in the past, the customer can choose between HetC three and five-door and station wagon, and later in certain markets expected the sedan.
Engine and Specs
In addition to modern design, Opel was able to reduce the weight of the vehicle up to 200 kg, and the same great attention and attracted engines. Most attention attracted new 1.0L turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which develops 114 hp, and he was taken from smaller models Adam and Corsa. There is also the famous 1.4L engine with 145 hp and the 1.6L with 200 hp, which increases the maximum speed to 250 km/h. For fans of diesel power, there are three 1.6L engine with 95 hp, 140 hp and 170 hp. Equally important, the new six-speed manual transmission, which weighs just 37 kg and changing predecessors who originated since the 1970s have.
Opel Astra is expected to retail at the beginning of next year, and the company hopes to attract 200,000 customers a year. Due to the large list of improvements, Opel will have to increase the prices, but they will not be significantly higher compared to the competition.