Opel Astra 2010, first official images
The new generation Opel Astra It has just been officially presented. The new compact mid-sized German mark shall be seen live for the first time on 17 September at the Motor Show in Frankfurt and as advertised brand I will come loaded with technology, especially at the level of safety and comfort. Aesthetically it is clear that the Opel Insignia has inspired and so will the new models introduced in the coming years.
The new Opel Astra has been built on General Motors Delta II platform, the base using other models like the Chevrolet Cruze. further its length has grown (17 centimeters) to 4.42 meters and its battle 71 mm, allowing the cabin space is larger and probably better utilized, but so far has not revealed any pictures inside so we do see .
As we said at the beginning, it is aesthetically clear that Opel has been inspired by the Insignia, but have also tried to innovate and define their own style, something very important in a segment with such strong competition as the new Renault Megane. The overall design is quite dynamic, at least in this 5-door version, because still have to wait for the presentation of the Opel Astra GTC, 3-door version of the compact.
Following the path of the Insignia, the new Opel Astra will come loaded with technological features which are optionally offered as extras, such as Lightning Advanced Forward adaptive lighting (AFL +) orienting the headlamps and light intensity depending on driving conditions and the road on which we drive. It will also be included as option Opel Eye camera which is responsible for recognizing road signs to warn of these in the control panel and let us know if we moved for dismissal lane unintentionally.
Range Diesel engines It comprises four thrusters common rail between 1.3 and 2.0 liters and between 95 and 160 hp, also an ecoFLEX version with fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions will be offered, however when we do not know the power of the intermediate engines.
The new Opel Astra will also be available with four 1.4 petrol engines and 1.6-liter and powers between 100 and 180 hp. The highlight will be the 1.4 Turbo 140 hp which will replace the current 1.8 atmospheric getting 14% more torque because that is turbocharged and lower consumption on these engines.
All engines come equipped with gearbox six-speed manual, except lower power (1.3 CDTI 95 hp 100 hp and 1.4l) to equip a five-speed. In addition some engines may optionally be associated with an automatic gearbox six-speed Active Select, complying with all European standards Euro 5.
Anyway, after teasers and pictures leaked we can finally enjoy the first official high-resolution images and know the first data of the renewed Opel Astra, but for now we must wait to see first hand the new Opel Astra GTC, version 3-door, which you will have a sportier look.
In addition here you can see on video the first moving images of the new compact Opel and appreciate in detail the line:
(*) Updated 25-08-2009: Added new images to the gallery.
Opel Astra 2010
Via: Opel, worldcarfans
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