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New Opel Astra, this is the fifth generation

New Opel Astra

Published at Tuesday, April 26th 2016, 04:31:59 AM by Leonard J. Martinez. Opel.

The new Opel Astra delivery has lost 200 kg besides presenting more efficient latest generation engines and a complete and modern equipment. We already know the first details of the new Opel Astra the fifth generation of one of the best sellers of the German firm. Its official opening will take place at the Frankfurt Motor Show to be held in September but before we tell their guidelines.

First and foremost great change that brings the new Opel Astra (or Astra V) is the remarkable weight reduction with up to 200 kg lighter thanks to a new platform for more efficient and lightweight construction including lighter steels but much more resistant. This increased lightness translates directly according to the German mark in a more rewarding experience to be a more agile and dynamic driving car driving.

More efficient engines

The power range of direct injection engines initially deck in the new Opel Astra ranges from 95 to 200 hp. In Diesel it will be offered as the backbone of the new generation engine 1.6 CDTI in various power levels (part of the 95 hp) while gasoline several alternatives are available: a 1.0-EcoTec turbocharged three-cylinder 105 hp 1.4 Turbo EcoTec four-cylinder 145 hp and 1.6 Turbo EcoTec at power levels of 170 and 200 hp.

Design: muscle more content

According to the first published photos the new Opel Astra offers a distinctly sporty design. Its external dimensions are smaller with a length of 4.37 m (5 cm less than predecessor) and a height of 1.46 m (2.6 cm less). Meanwhile the wheelbase is reduced from 2.68 to 2.66 m. The redesign of the outside also brings an improved drag coefficient Cx going a below 0.30.

Technological Interior

The interior of the new Opel Astra also changed significantly with the predominance of higher quality materials and with fewer buttons. In the center of the dashboard a large touch screen takes center stage. From here you can access a multitude of information as well as being the hub of the entertainment system connectivity and multimedia Opel OnStar. This new system evolution is compatible with almost all smartphones on the market that have the new 4G-LTE technology and offers free WiFi service on board (you can connect up to seven mobile devices whether tablets or mobile phones).

New lighting system

With the fifth generation Astra new intelligent lighting system IntelliLux and Co. with type Matrix LED lights also it opens. This new device adapts automatically and constant length and beam to each traffic situation in interaction with the Opel Eye front camera system.

Safety and comfort

Safety systems and driving assistants are also numerous in the new Opel Astra offering devices as assistant traffic sign recognition blind spot monitoring the monitoring system involuntary change lanes control cruise speed limit the warning system with forward collision automatic braking and parking aid system Park Assist with automatic parking function.

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Finally the Opel Astra V also introduces a new and more ergonomic seats with up to 18 adjustment options thereof. There will be a choice of massage function for the front seats while providing ventilation while the rear can also be heated type.

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