New Opel Astra sedan

Thursday, June 7, 20120 comments

Opel Astra


Opel Astra expands its range with a sedan, which preserves the outline design and other technologies available body versions: hatchback with five doors, GTC (3 doors) and SportsTourer. The new Astra sedan will arrive in europ in the third quarter of this year, according to Opel Europ.

The new Astra is an affordable alternative for customers who would choose normally, for the same type of vehicle in the class (Insignia - no).

The old generation Astra sedan is still for sale under the label Classic III.

Astra sedan are available seven different engines, four petrol (with power of 74 kW/100 hp to 132 kW/180 hp), three of which can be combined with an automatic transmission with six gears. Three engines are turbo diesel (with power from 70 kW/95 hp to 96 kW/130 hp).

Early next year, besides the wide range of engines, the new four-door Astra will benefit from the launch of the fourth generation of Opel motor gasoline SIDI ECOTEC four-cylinder with a displacement of 1.6 liters, turbocharger and direct fuel injection.

The new Opel Astra sedan is 4658 mm long, 1,814 mm wide and 1476 mm height. The wheelbase measures 2,685 mm. The boot has a volume of 460 liters, 90 liters more than the five-door. Fractionated by folding the rear seats in 60:40 ratio, trunk volume may be increased to a maximum of 1010 liters.

Opel says that the car has a high sales potential in Western European markets, which may represent an alternative to larger sedans, as well as Central and Eastern Europe. Russia and Turkey are two very important markets for sedans, says Opel. Over 60% of all vehicles sedan sold in Europe are sold in Russia. Also, Russia is the third largest European market for the Astra. So, Opel decided to celebrate the world premiere of the new family member Astra Motor Show in Moscow (August 29-September 9).
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