- Gasoline power: Most fuel efficient model in the compact segment
- New generation whisper diesel: Fuel consumption as low as 3.4 liters
- Performance: Mid-range acceleration improved by up to 32 percent
- Outstanding, affordable innovations: IntelliLux LED®, Opel OnStar and Ergonomic seats
|Irresistible: New Opel Astra is lighter, more efficient and only comes with engines of the latest generation – all for an attractive price.|
Making leading technologies and features available at affordable prices: Opel set itself a very ambitious goal when developing the new Astra. As a result, the new Opel Astra makes a quantum leap: it is light and agile, it is the pinnacle of the segment in terms of efficiency thanks to new, high-tech engines, and it introduces innovative technologies and services previously only known from higher categories in the popular compact class.
The Astra’s new entry engine, the 77 kW/105 hp, three-cylinder 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo, simply makes Opel’s new star the cleanest and most economical gasoline powered model in the compact class with fuel consumption of only 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers and emissions of 96 grams of CO2 per kilometer when combined with Start/Stop technology and the Easytronic 3.0 automated transmission. On the diesel side, three versions of the new generation 1.6 CDTI ‘whisper diesel’ are offered with 70 kW/95 hp to 100 kW/136 hp which, when combined with the 6 speed manual gearbox, all consume less than 4.0 liters of fuel in the combined cycle: the most economical available to date only requires 3.4 liters per 100 kilometers (90 g/km CO2).
|Thriftiness champion: Diesel fans will be able to order the new Opel Astra 1.6 CDTI from 20,260 – the entry-level diesel is thus euro 650 cheaper than its predecessor.|
|Opel IntelliLux LED: Consisting of 16 LED segments – eight on each side of the vehicle – the new LED matrix system automatically and constantly adapts the length and distribution of the light beam to every traffic situation.|
When the Opel engineers and designers set about their task of continuing the brand’s 80-year long Kadett and Astra tradition in the compact class segment their main focus was on propelling the new Astra to the top of segment as far as overall efficiency is concerned. Every component of the vehicle architecture was engineered for compact design. The lightweight materials and processes resulted in each new Astra being at least 120 kilograms and up to 200 kilograms lighter than their corresponding version of the previous generation. Combined with new generation powertrain technology, these measures benefit fuel economy and CO2 efficiency. But they also give the new Astra a dynamic temperament: it is more agile, more precise, corners better and provides a more direct overall driving experience. It has also livelier performance and benefits from a better responsiveness.
Only engines of the latest generation power the new Astra with outputs ranging from 70 kW/95 hp to 100 kW/150 hp and displacements of 1.0 liter to 1.6 liters. All these engines, gasoline and diesel, have three things in common: they combine outstanding efficiency with excellent responsiveness and an exceptional smoothness.
|Class-leading: The all-new 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo with 77kW/105 hp is the cleanest and most frugal gasoline engine in the compact class.|
At launch this fall, the new Astra’s base engine is the three-cylinder 1.0 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo that was previously introduced in both ADAM and the Corsa. So far, it has stood out with its vitality and silence. In the new Astra, it sets new standards in fuel economy for a gasoline engine: with a consumption of only 4.2 liters per 100 kilometers in the combined cycle and emissions of only 96 grams of CO2 per kilometer - the best values for a gasoline powered compact car – when combined with Start/Stop and the Easytronic 3.0 automated five-speed transmission. And even when it is combined with a conventional 5-speed transmission, the CO2 emissions of this 77 kW/105 hp strong and lively engine remain at only 99 g/km (4.3 liters/100 km). This entry version is available from a very reasonable euro 17,960.
A completely new four-cylinder gasoline engine from the same family as the smaller one-liter, three-cylinder also makes its premiere in the new Opel Astra: 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo with outputs of 92 kW/125 hp and 110 kW/150 hp. With Start/Stop technology and a 6-speed manual transmission, its fuel consumption in the combined cycle is just 4.9 liters per 100 kilometer (114 g/km CO2) – an impressive 11 per cent improvement compared to the previous generation 103 kW/140 hp Astra. Performance has also dramatically improved: equipped with the 110 kW/150 hp unit, the new Astra requires 4.3 seconds less than its predecessor for the sprint from 80 to 120 km/h in fifth gear – an improvement of an incredible 32%.
|Quiet and Economical: 1.6 CDTI ‘whisper diesel’ will be available with three outputs 70 kW, 81 kW and 100 kW.|
Outstanding connectivity and infotainment
Elsewhere the new Astra is a prime example of Opel’s ambition to democratize technologies and innovations from higher segments and make these innovations affordable. The next generation Astra is the first new Opel model that will be available with the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar from its launch. Opel OnStar offers customers a broad range of safety and comfort services including automatic crash response, roadside assistance and a 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. The Dynamic and INNOVATION trim levels receive Opel OnStar as standard equipment (optional in Essentia and Enjoy), and the entire OnStar portfolio of services will be free of charge for subscribers for the first 12 months.
|Fully connected: The new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system, compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, will celebrate its debut in the new Opel Astra.|
|High-quality cockpit: The interior of the new Opel Astra is characterized by an especially clear look, also reflected by the reduced amount of control switches and buttons along with the large color touchscreen in the center stack.|
Premium technologies at affordable prices
And, there is another absolute novelty and safety highlight in the new Astra. Opel’s new star introduces the ground-breaking, Opel patented Full-LED Matrix light of the next generation, IntelliLux LED® for the first time in the compact segment. So far, this technology has been reserved for upmarket cars from the luxury and premium segments. It enables driving with glare-free high beams and is offered for prices starting at euro 1,150. Given that over 200,000 Astra from the previous generation have been equipped with the BiXenon AFL+ adaptive lighting system (a euro 1,250 option), it is extremely likely that customers of the new Astra will be attracted by the even more capable IntelliLux LED® technology and its benefits in safety and comfort.
|IntelliLux LED®: The ground-breaking, Opel patented full-LED matrix light of the next generation enables driving with glare-free high beams and will be available in the compact class for the first time in the Astra.|
The AGR (Campaign for Healthy Backs) tested and certified ergonomic front seats of the new generation are also available for extremely competitive prices starting at euro 390 – for the driver seat. These seats continue Opel’s tradition in leading, affordable ergonomics and now optionally come with additional comfort features such as a massage function, ventilation and seat-width setting – a unique combination in the compact class.
The all-new Opel Astra is therefore not only lighter, more agile and more efficient. It is also more economical, more comfortable, safer, and more attractive than ever before, thanks to the high tech innovations it introduces at very attractive prices in the compact segment.
Downloads: All-New Opel Astra MY 2016 - Price List and Tech Specs. (GER)
Downloads: All-New Opel Astra MY 2016 - Price List and Tech Specs. (GER)