The restored Opel Astra was presented today and resulted in a small stylistic retouching, new technical and technical strengths.
Aesthetically, the change is minimal unless this 3D treatment of the grid with two chrome wings and a reworked bottom of the screen as well as the train. The cockpit shows more digitization with a digital speedometer, but without the instrument being 100% digital. Astra is also digitally enhanced with the optional installation of a new high-tech front camera, as well as a new rear camera. Advanced multimedia systems, induction charging, heated windshields and Bose advanced sound systems complement an already rich design with the IntelliLux LED intelligent matrix lighting system, adaptive cruise control, safety distance indicator, front crash warning with automatic emergency braking, traffic sign recognition and Lane Keeping, just to name a few.
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You have to go under the hood to find the biggest changes now with a three-cylinder 1.2 reduced in 110, 130 and 145 hp instead of 1.0 Turbo 105 hp and 1.4 turbo 125 or 150 hp. The Astra 1.2 is equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, while the Astra 1.4 145ch is available exclusively with a new seven speed variable transmission (CVT). The 1.5-liter Astra three-cylinder diesel engines offer either 105 hp with 260 Nm of torque or 22 hp with 300 Nm of torque, which can be combined with a new nine-speed automatic transmission, the BVM6 is standard. .
Finally, Opel announces that the Astra gear has been further improved and that new shock absorbers improve comfort. The optional sports chassis has firmer dampers, a more direct control and a Watt parallelogram rear axle, Blitz adds.