· Compact class darling: Youngest Astra generation winning over experts and customers
· Compact class leader: Innovative technologies such as matrix lighting and Opel OnStar
Rüsselsheim. “Golden Steering Wheel” winner, “Most Sensible Car” and ultimately “Car of the Year 2016” – since its premiere last year, the new Opel Astra has been winning over experts and the public alike. But not only them: customers also love the youngest generation of the compact class success story. To date, already more than 250,000 orders have been received across Europe for the Astra five-door and Sports Tourer variants.
“Lighter, more agile and with top technologies that make driving more relaxed – this is our new Astra,” says Opel CEO Dr. Karl-Thomas Neumann. “We promised a big hit in the compact class – and we kept our promise. With a host of innovations otherwise rarely found in this segment, the youngest generation of the Astra and Astra Sports Tourer is again a bestseller.”
Both of the current Astra five-door and Sports Tourer variants are based on a completely new lightweight vehicle architecture that has trimmed up to 200 kilograms off the car’s weight. Powerful new engines deliver outstanding efficiency and lots of driving fun. The Astra offers superb connectivity with state-of-the-art smartphone integration and the personal connectivity and service assistant Opel OnStar with a powerful Wi-Fi Hotspot for up to seven mobile devices (depending on market).
It also continues the Opel tradition of making innovative technologies and features from higher classes available to a broad customer base. Opel introduced the trendsetting adaptive matrix light IntelliLux LED® into the compact class in the new Astra. It enables driving outside the city with constant glare-free high beam lighting, thus increasing active safety for all road users as well as driving comfort for the Astra driver. Numerous other assistance systems also based on the ultra-modern Opel Eye front camera also support the driver – from the precise Traffic Sign Assist and Lane Keep Assist with active steering correction to Forward Collision Alert with Autonomous Emergency Braking. And then there is the “comfort kick” in the Astra Sports Tourer: for the first time, an Opel luggage compartment can be opened and closed without requiring a key or remote control. A simple kick under the rear bumper is all it takes to open or close the tailgate.