The premiere of the new Opel Astra fifth generation in the back with an index K will be held at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2015. As is the case with its predecessor, the new Opel Astra originally appeared in the form of K 5-door hatchback, and then join it sedan and wagon, with the appearance in the lineup three-door is open to question. To the new body flowed into the network in the beginning of June, so that the company’s nothing left but to extend the official photos and details regarding the vehicle for more than three months before the debut of the world. Outside, the new Opel Astra 2016 remained quite recognizable, but the design of the exterior has been completely redesigned. The car got a new bumper and lighting equipment, an original grille and unusual design of the C-pillar to the effect of soaring roof. Opel Astra Saloon (2016-2017) has undergone a radical revision. Here a completely new front panel, steering wheel and other instrument panel and on the center console has finally gone scattering of buttons that will replace the large display infotainment system IntelliLink, which supports at the same time as the Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay.
The car sports a top trim front seats with 18 electroresettings, as well as massage function and ventilation systems. In doing so, the chair of the German Association of Orthopaedic approved by AGR. The surcharge for the new Opel Astra in 2016 for the first time in the class description LED matrix optics Intelli-Lux, automatically include further light on a country road and not to dazzle oncoming cars. Each lamp includes eight diodes, which are controlled by electronics on the basis of data received from the Opel Eye camera system.

Specifications. As expected, based on Opel Astra 2016 lay a new modular platform D2XX, which debuted on the Chevrolet Cruze 2 generation. Its use has reduced the weight of the vehicle, depending on the modification, from 120 to 200 kg, compared with the former Opel Astra J. Of these, 50 kg fell on the chassis as much as 20% of the body is lighter (his weight dropped from 357 to 280 kg). All this has improved the comfort and handling of the new Opel Astra K, as well as lower fuel consumption. The latter also helps the new engines and reduced to 0.3 drag coefficient. It is noteworthy that the Opel Astra K in a new body has become more compact machine previous generation. Overall length hatchback is 4 370 mm (-50), the value of the wheelbase was reduced to 20 mm – up to 2662, and the height is equal to 1460 (- 26). In this case, the conviction of the creators, the seats in the cabin, even slightly increased. For example, at the feet of the rear passengers with new front seats became more spacious 35 millimeters. The base engine for the model is a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo SIDI Ecotec 105 hp the new Opel Corsa E, and besides his line includes a 1.6-liter diesel (CDTI in versions return 95, 140 and 170 troops) and turbocharged gasoline engines. This is a new 1.4-liter all-aluminum unit Ecotec, available in versions 125 and 150 forces (thrust in both cases, 245 Nm) and a top 200-hp 1.6. In addition, Opel Astra 2016 received a new six-speed manual transmission, which weighs only 37 kilograms. It first appeared on a compact Opel Adam Rocks, presented at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. As for the “charged” Opel Astra K OPC modification, it is also likely to go with the two-liter unit on the engine capacity of 1.6 liters, but capacity will be 285 forces against 280 previously. Combined with a significantly reduced weight – quite good, but no official information yet.

Configuration and price. European sales of the new Opel Astra K will start at the end of 2015, the price will be announced later. It is a pity, because Astra has always been we have good demand, and the new promises to be better than the previous around. The list of options includes new items automatic parking system, rear view camera, tracking system for marking and traffic signs, warning function of frontal collisions, rear sofa and more.

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