Opel Astra Sedan 2013 review
Three years after the launch of the latest generation Astra, Opel expands range of this car with a 4-door limousine. After hatch, coupe and wagon versions, the Astra sedan is the fourth variant of this model which will be available on the market. The new Astra is designed so that the roof line slightly bent in an arc over the passenger compartment, and then down to the rear of the vehicle similar to the Opel Insignia.
Since the curved “C” pillar extends deep into the rear, he concealed the size of the trunk and visually reduce the overhang of the roof. The rear of the Astra sedan is characterized by tapered glass, integrated spoiler and a massive bumper.
With the new Astra and coming AFL + headlamps with bi-xenon headlamps and adaptive FlexRide chassis with a choice between three different modes – standard, mode, which is subordinate to the comfort in the long run, and sports modes.
For the new Opel Astra sedan customers can initially choose between seven engines 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).
At Opel singled out, the two most energy-efficient models that are equipped with the 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX engine start / stop system and that a power of 81 kW/110 hp or 96 kW/130 hp, with the declared average consumption of 3.7 liters per 100 km and 99 g / km CO2 emissions.
In addition to this broad powertrain offer, early next year the new Astra four-door will benefit from the launch of Opel’s new highly efficient, powerful and refined SIDI ECOTEC four-cylinder gasoline engine generation with 1.6 liters displacement, turbocharging and spark ignition direct injection.
The new Opel Astra notchback sedan (Length/Width/Height: 4,658/1,814/1,476 mm) has a wheel base of 2,685 mm and provides generous interior 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.
At Opel believe that the new sedan is an important addition to the latest generation Astra model family. According to them, this kind of car it is in demand in the emerging markets of Eastern and Central Europe, especially Russia and Turkey.
Therefore, it is decided that Opel world premiere of the new Astra 4-door organizing the Moscow Motor Show, which will be held from 29 August to 9 September 2012. year.
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