The new generation of Opel Astra will make its official debut this fall at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, but the German manufacturer already revealed all the secrets of the new 2016 Opel Astra model.
After this morning the first images of the new generation Opel Astra reached the net, Opel has published the full set of photos plus official data about the fifth generation Astra. The new Opel Astra model will be presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show in the autumn. The official communique says that the new generation of German compact model is lighter, the engineers managed to eliminate between 120 and 200 kg, depending on the version. The body is 20% lighter than the previous generation. The new model will be 5 cm shorter compared to the current Opel Astra, and the wheelbase has also been shortened by two centimeters. Even so, says Opel Astra K offers more legroom. The new model is more aerodynamic and less high compared to the current generation. The height is now 1.46 m, 2.6 centimeters less than the Astra J.
As expected, the new Opel Astra K waive conservative design for a series of bold lines. Language design concept was announced Monza from the new Astra takes a number of elements. There are common elements with the new generation Corsa. The side mirrors have been repositioned, and the lights are aggressive design and has announced IntelliLux LED matrix technology, a first in the compact class.
2016 Opel Astra Interior
Inside, Opel gave up full console buttons for a more airy style. An 8-inch touch screen dominates the top of the center console, which is the core of the next generation IntelliLink. The new infotainment system will enable the integration of Apple standards Car Auto Play and Android.
The new model will be offered with a full range of active safety systems. These include accidental departure warning and lane assist the return system for recognizing traffic signs, adaptive cruise control, park assist and reversing camera. The driver will enjoy an ergonomic chair that can be adjusted in 18 directions. It can be heated, ventilated and offers massage function. For the first time, Opel offers optional heated seats and rear passengers.
2016 Opel Astra – new engines
As expected, the new Opel Astra will be offered with a complete range of engines including the new 1.0 liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine and 105 hp. Basic diesel engine is a 1.6 CDTI 95 bhp powerplant. The engine range also included the new engine 1.4 Ecotec four-cylinder aluminum block that will develop 150 hp and 250 Nm.
2016 Opel Astra via Opel