2016 New Opel Astra, 200 pounds lighter
2016 New Opel Astra Changes
2016 New Opel Astra – After the morning drain, Opel officially announced the next generation of the Astra which will be presented in the exhibition in Frankfurt in September. The Astra K, as indicated by Opel, has lost between 120 and 200 pounds, depending on the version, thanks to D2XX platform. The body weigh 20% less (280 kg), the chassis losing 50 pounds, it uses steel and high-strength.
The length reaches 4.37 meters, being 5 cm shorter than the previous generation, the height has meothei by 2.6 centimeters (1.46 meters), with a wheelbase that reaches 2.66 meters, and has reduced by 2/100 compared with the previous generation (Astra J). However, despite the reduced dimensions, the space for passengers has grown by 35 mm.
The aerodynamic coefficient reaches 0,30 Cd with planning to borrow enough data from the Monza concept, offering several edges and aggressive front. It is also apparent effort to create a common design language for all models of the company, as the nose like the new Corsa. Backwards roof follows an inclined path, resulting in a fairly original design back column. The mirrors are mounted on the door but do not incorporate the flash, as they are on the front wings. The luminaires with black graphics can have LED Matrix technology, while the rear is also LED.
2016 New OpelAstra Interior
2016 New Opel Astra – Inside there is a new three-spoke steering wheel, new IntelliLink infotainment systems with touch screen 8 “which has replaced countless switches and buttons of the current generation and supports the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are three trim levels: Active, Exclusive Innovation and the build quality is visibly improved, as have been used much better quality materials. The Opel equips the new Astra with active cruise control, lane departure warning system, license plate recognition system, parking assistant, blind spot warning system and reversing camera, but decided not to place dual-clutch automatic transmission, active suspension and wheel drive. Also the driver benefits from adjustable seat 18 seats with air conditioning and massage function, the rear seats can be equipped with a heating system.
2016 New Opel Astra Specs
2016 New Opel Astra – The Astra K will be built on the platform and D2XX first will be built outside Germany with Opel to assemble in Poland and England. Movement takes a three-cylinder and four-cylinder range petrol and diesel engines. Entry-level engine is the 1.600aris CDTi performance 95 hp and three-cylinder Ecotec 1.00aris performance gasoline 105 hp. Also, the new Astra, equipped with four-cylinder aluminum 1.400ari Ecotec engine performance gasoline 145 hp with 250 Nm of torque. Later will be available in GSi version with 250 horses, with Opel sent to the Astra OPC in 2017 equipping either with a 1.600ari turbo engine or a 2.0-liter yield about 280 hp.