Driving the 2016 Opel Astra Hatchback is superb, with a quality ride and handling. Efficient engines means you’ll always save at the pump, while the advance Opel engineering also means you’ll have plenty of power when you drive. For the twists and turns on country roads you’ll get lots of grip, while the refined engine always gives you a smooth ride.
Inside you’ll also find lots of space, and you’ll comfortably fit 5 people with plenty of head & legroom. You’ll also get easy access to the front and back with wide opening doors, and there’s plenty of storage with 370 litres of space in the boot. The wide opening also makes it easy to get your luggage in the boot, ideal for weekends away or for business merchandise.
The engine in the new Opel Astra supports this claim. Under the hood of every new Astra a new member of the new engine portfolio can be found where outputs range from 95hp to 200hp. The highlight in the Astra engine portfolio is the all-new 1.4 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo petrol engine, a four-cylinder unit from the same family as the smaller but nonetheless powerful one-litre, three-cylinder engine. The all-aluminum engine will make its debut with 145 hp. It impresses with responsiveness and high performance while curbing fuel consumption. The engine delivers maximum torque of up to 250Nm very early. Maximum power is available between 1,800 and 4,000 rpm – perfect conditions for driving pleasure in combination with efficiency.
The Astra features the new generation of the IntelliLink infotainment system which is compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a premiere in this segment. Each system builds off of the features smartphone users rely on most. Android Auto is built around Google Maps, Google Now and the ability to talk to Google, as well as a growing audio and messaging app ecosystem that includes WhatsApp, Skype, Google Play Music, Spotify, and podcast players. A full list of supported apps is available at http://www.android.com/auto/
More space for everyone
Smaller on the outside but bigger on the inside –Opel engineers are responsible for successfully squaring this circle. The wheelbase may have been reduced by two centimetres but the amount of space inside increased. In combination with newly designed seats, the passengers in the rear can enjoy an additional 35 millimeters legroom. Furthermore, the distance between the front and rear seats was increased – this improves travel comfort and sense of space.