Opel is expanding its proper Astra design family with a brand-new sporty and elegant sedan. Showcasing normal Astra strengths, consisting of sophisticated innovations and its extensively acknowledged quality, the brand-new upscale and classy notchback is a more budget-friendly alternative for consumers who would generally choose this kind of automobile in the mid-size segment.
With this new four-door Opel Astra Sedan, the five-door hatchback, the Sports Tourer station wagon and the racy GTC coupe, the line-up of Opel’s top-seller Astra is now complete.
2014 Opel Astra Review
At the start of sales in June 2012, clients can at first select in between 7 engines for the new Opel Astra sedan: four gasoline units (74 kW/100 hp to 132 kW/180 hp), of which three can be combined with a six-speed automatic and three diesel engines (70 kW/95 hp to 96 kW/130 hp). The two ultra-efficient Astra notchback 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX models with Start/Stop system and further efficiency enhancing technologies combine powerful outputs of 81 kW/110 hp or 96 kW/130 hp with diesel usage figures as low as 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
This is equivalent to only 99g/km CO2 discharges. In addition to this broad powertrain offer, early next year the brand-new Astra four-door will take advantage of the launch of Opel’s brand-new extremely efficient, powerful and refined SIDI ECOTEC four-cylinder gasoline engine generation with 1.6 liters displacement, turbocharging and spark ignition direct injection.
The brand-new Astra notchback sedan (Length/Width/Height: 4,658 / 1,814 / 1,476 mm) has a wheel base of 2,685 mm and offers generous indoor space. Its separate trunk offers 460 liters of volume – 90 liters more than the five-door model. By folding the 60:40 split rear bench flat the luggage volume can be increased up to a maximum of 1,010 liters.
“With its sporty and elegant design, the new Astra sedan re-energizes the compact four-door segment. Like all our Astras it is engineered in Rasselsheim and offers a high level of technology and widely recognized quality,” says Opel CEO, Karl-Friedrich Stracke.
“Our new Astra notchback is a fundamental part of our item offensive and plays an essential function in our growth approach. It is a stylish, more inexpensive alternative to numerous four-door sedans in the mid-size section, therefore we see considerable conquest capacity in Western Europe. It will also play a leading role in substantially increasing our market share in key growth markets such as Russia and Turkey, where there is strong customer demand for compact cars with a separate luggage compartment.”.
The 2014 Opel Astra can be equipped with a new 1.6-liter CDTI engine that develops 136 HP (100 kW) and 320 Nm (236 lb-ft) of torque. It enables the hatchback to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.3 seconds, hit a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) and average 3.9 L/100km (60.3 mpg US / 72.4 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 104 g/km.
Specs Of 2014 Astra
Inside, there’s a new IntelliLink infotainment system that has a seven-inch touchscreen display. The entry-level system has a CD player and Bluetooth/USB/AUX connectivity, while the range-topping Navi 950 variant boasts European-wide GPS navigation.
Lastly, clients can purchase a new Active package that consists of LED daytime running lights, Piano Black trim, fabric / natural leather seats and an entry-level IntelliLink infotainment system.