-New body type for the best-seller and compact model
-Famous Astra quality with balanced ratio
-Advanced technology, high quality and first class workmanship on compact segment
-Efficient ecoFLEX engine with up to 96kW/130 HP power and 99g/km CO2 emission
Opel is expanding successful Astra family with sporty and stylish sedan model. This superior and outstanding sedan will attract the mid-size segment customers with the power of Astra, advanced technology, and quality which is known in Europe. Opel’s the most successful family is being completed with New Sedan, five-door hatchback, Sports Tourer ve GTC Coupé body types.
New Astra, which will be started to be sold in fourth quarter of 2012, has four types of engine: These types starts from 84kW/115HP to 132kW/180 HP gasoline engine which you can choose automatic or manual gearbox and 70kW/95 HP diesel engine. Addition to these, New Sedan’s will have impressive and powerful engine with 1.6L volume, turbocharge, spark ignition and direct injection, gasoline SIDI ECOTEC engines next year.
New Astra Sedan’s (Length / Width / Height: 4658/1814/1476 mm) wheelbase is 2685 mm and it has a very generous interior space. Luggage area is 90 liters more than hatchback model, it is 460 liters. With 60:40 folding rear seats, you can increase luggage volume up to 1010 liters.
2013 Opel Astra Sedan
Opel Ceo Karl-Friedrich Stracke says: “With sporty and stylish design New Astra Sedan recreates compact sedan segment. Like all of Astra’s, it is being designed in Rüsselheim and in addition to the well-known quality in Europe, it offers a high level of technology. New Astra Sedan is a very important model in our product range and it has a key role in our growing strategy. It is very stylish and it is cheaper more than other mid-size segment models. So that, in Eastern-Europe, we see a potential which can’t be ignored. Countries like Russia and Türkiye which has a serious demand for compact vehicles with an external luggage compartment will assume a leading role in increasing our market share.
Sporty And Stylish Design is Combining with Balanced Ratios
Opel design team, gave outstanding and stylish image to New Astra Sedan. Roof line gently curls into the passenger compartment. Then, making a smooth slope with deep profile slide over the rear window, it ends on the spoiler integrated into the trunk. Because it extends to trunk, Sloping C-pillars conceals the size of the trunk with a visual elegance.
Characteristic side line which also incorporates door handles stands out in back design and it creates shoulder effect in C-pillars and back part’s sub-base.
Back design is liven up with back window with a deep profile, spoiler integrated to tailgate and custom shaped bumper. Design of the back lights reminds other Astra versions’ design and the thin line which connects the lights adds width and helps to make a perfect rear view. Additionally, lights reflects the characteristic wing-shaped design of Opel. Plate recess sculptural features which reflect the shape of the tailgate folds is also seen in rear bumper. All these elements come together and create a balanced and harmonious design and give the shape of New Astra Sedan.
Vice President of Design Mark Adams says “Astra model family brings our design philosophy which is “Sculptural Design Meets with German perfectionism” in a dynamic manner.All body types have own characteristics. We believe that New Astra has the best rates in compact segment and it is the most stylish sedan.”
Customers who want to add attraction to New Sedan can choose rims up to 19 inches.
High Technology Standarts in Sedan Segment and Famous Astra Quality
Opel’s New Sedan is waiting for new customers with sporty and stylish design, famous and distinguished Astra quality and for its segment, unique and wide range of technological features. Bi-Xenon headlights which are advanced adaptive and the distribution of the variable beam between lighting functions comes with it, cornering light, intersection lights and main beam assistant significantly increases driving safety. Adaptive FlexRide Chassis System adjusts the stiffness of the shock absorbers according to your driving style, and offers a choice of three driving modes: Standard, comfort-oriented Tour and, Sport with sensitive reactions. Ergonomic Sport Seats which are approved by an independent health care provider AGR (“Aktion Gesunder Rücken e.V”) are presented for both driver and passengers. In addition, a variety of music and information system that makes driving even more enjoyable options are presented. It has NAVI 600 navigator with Turkey map in SD card memory.
Compact Sedan Offers Growth Opportunity
New Astra Sedan
New Astra Sedan is a very important model joined to successful Astra family. In Eastern Europe, especially in Germany and Spain, Opel marketing professionals see potential growth on four-door sedan models which are stylish and pricely better as an alternative to the upper segment sedans.
Moreover, especially in Russia and Turkey and in Middle and Eastern Europe there is a serious demand to compact sedan models.
Russia has the second sales volume in Europe and it is guessed that in 2014, with 3.4 million sales, Russia will be first. In all segments, more than 60% of sedans are sold in Russia in Europe. Last year, 51% of customers chose sedan in compact segment.