The eleventh generation Astra has been created from a white sheet of paper, resulting in a revolutionary car that is much more efficient in all respects. Space is used in an efficient way: while its exterior dimensions will be reduced, the space devoted to the new Astra’s occupants in its cockpit will be increased substantially. The engineering teams in charge of the development of the new Astra have also dramatically reduced its weight. This will make it more agile and have an extremely favorable impact on its fuel consumption. Opel confirms that, as the result of the greatest powertrain offensive in the marque’s history, the new Astra will be powered only by state-of-the-art engines.
The compact variants Kadett and Astra, of which more than 24 million have been produced so far, have been the core of Opel’s portfolio ever since the first compact vehicle drove off the assembly line. “With each Kadett generation, Opel made individual mobility accessible to millions of people around the world, and several generations of Astra have brought innovative technologies from the upper class into the affordable compact segment,” Opel Group CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann said. “Each generation has raised the bar in safety, comfort and efficiency. The new Astra will once again set standards in the compact class. Amongst others, it will be the first new Opel to be launched with Opel OnStar’s unique connected service that is ready to help and rescue you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.”
The previous generation Astra has always been known for its sporty, good looks, along with comfortable driving experience, innovative technology and a full fuel efficient powertrain line-up. The 10th-gen Astra, Europe’s compact class car of choice, brings many comfort and safety features to the compact class that are usually only found in the upper segment. These include exceptional technologies like a new mechatronic chassis, an advanced lighting system, a front camera that recognizes traffic signs and the most ergonomic seats in its class.