There new Opel Astra it is a matter of fact. The compact segment C, descendant of the legendary Opel Kadett, has reached its sixth generation and for the first time is available with electrified drive PHEV plug-in hybrid, at two power levels. The new Auction is also gas And diesel, with six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmission. In 2023 there will also be a version 100% electric EV and it will be called Astra-e.
From an aesthetic point of view it is characterized by clean and taut surfaces and in front it introduces theOpel Vizor. Now let’s see what changes with respect toAstra 2020.
Video of the new Opel Astra 2022 how it is made
New Opel Astra size, how big is it?
The new Opel Astra is launched this year in a sporty version 5 doors with a lowered appearance and yet more spacious than the previous version. Long 4,374mm and wide 1,860 mm, is positioned right at the center of the compact sector.
Thanks to the particularly short front overhang, the new Opel Astra is alone 4 mm longer of the previous model, despite the step of 2,675 mm is considerably greater (+13 mm).
The car has a athletic appearance and safe, but the practical trunk of the new Opel Astra with adjustable floor still offers the driver and four passengers a volume of 422 liters.
New Opel Astra, exterior features
After the SUVs Opel Mokka, Crossland And Grandland, the new Astra is the first Opel sedan to interpret the brand’s ‘bold and pure’ stylistic philosophy. Opel Vizor (the new face of the brand first appeared on Opel Mokka and main stylistic element of the exterior design) follows theOpel Compass (the compass) where the vertical and horizontal axes intersect with the Opel logo in the center.
The Vizor extends all over the front, making it still appear larger the new Opel Astra, and integrates technologies such as ultra-flat headlights Intelli-Lux LED and the system’s front camera Intelli-Vision.
The Opel Compass is repeated at the rear with the logo positioned in the center, the brake light aligned vertically and positioned at the top ei rear light clusters (Energy-saving LED, like all headlights). The logo also acts as a opening for the tailgate rear, made of advanced composite material.
New Opel Astra cockpit, as it is inside
In the interior of the new Opel Astra the most prominent element is the next generation of the Pure Panel, first presented on Mokka. This great digital driving position (fully glazed option) is equipped with two 10-inch screens, perfectly integrated, together with the driver’s side air vent, horizontally.
The construction is done so prevent reflections upwards into the windshield and allows you to do without the cover above the screens.
With i physical commands minimized, in the form of finely crafted keys, the Pure Panel achieves the optimal balance between digitization and operational functioning, with a detox of irritants visual stimuli and without needing submenus.
You don’t even need cables, given that the infotainment system, which can be controlled with voice recognition and in touch mode, can be connected as standard on all versions with Apple CarPlay And Android Auto in mode wireless through compatible smartphones.
The passenger compartment could not miss the ergonomic seats AGR certificates from Opel (against back pain in the car), which are placed on the Astra 12 mm lower than in the previous model. In addition to good posture, they offer a wide range of optional adjustments, from electric inclination to electro-pneumatic lumbar support.
In the finish in skin Tassel, they even offer the ventilation and massage function for the driver and heating the rear seats as well as the front seats. Seats with an in finish are also available Alcantara.
New Opel Astra, trim and suspension
The new Opel Astra is based on the third generation of the flexible multi-energy architecture EMP2. The steering and lateral stiffness of the chassis with front suspension McPherson, rear torsion bar, have been designed to control yaw (cushion movement around the horizontal axis).
When braking, the new Opel Astra records high braking power and remains extremely stable in curves as well as in straights. The torsional stiffness of the new Opel Astra is 14% higher compared to the previous model.
Semi-automatic driving ADAS on the new Opel Astra
The architecture of the new Opel Astra also includes the latest ones ADAS systems automatic driving assistance. In addition to multifunction camera in the windshield, the technology includes four cameras in the bodywork (one at the front, one at the rear and one on each side), five radar sensors (one at the front and one at each corner), and ultrasonic sensors front and rear.
Cameras and sensors are integrated with connectivity e-horizon in the system Intelli-Drive, which increases the range of cameras and radar. This allows the system to adapt speed when cornering, to recommend speed and to execute semi-automatic lane changes. The hand detection system on the steering wheel ensures the active presence of the driver at all times.
The long list of automated driver assistance systems also includes the cruise control active, which increases or reduces the speed to follow the vehicle in front and which can stop the car completely if necessary. With the automatic gearbox, the car resumes driving automatically thanks to the device “Stop & Go”.
The range of assistance systems also includes a large head up display, long-range blind spot detection, the Intelli-Vision camera with 360 ° vision to facilitate parking maneuvers, the extended recognition of road signs, the system rear cross-traffic alert and active lane positioning, which keeps the car in the center of the lane.
One of the leading technologies are the Intelli-Lux intelligent headlights which are more advanced on the new generation of the Opel Astra. The headlights Intelli-Lux LED Pixel Light, already available on Opel flagships, the Grandland SUV And Opel Insignia, are characterized in total by 168 LED elements, 84 in each super slim headlight. The main light beam adjusts in a few milliseconds, without blinding other drivers.
The approaching or preceding cars are “Cut out” with precision from a shadow cone leaving the lighting to the maximum all around. Range and direction of light vary according to the driving situation and the surrounding environment.
New Opel Astra plug-in hybrid, petrol and diesel
The new Opel Astra is available from the start of sales with electric drive plug-in hybrid and with motors 1.2 turbo petrol with 110 or 130 HP And 1.5 turbo diesel with 130 HP.
The six-speed gearbox is standard on petrol and diesel units, while the eight-speed automatic transmission (electric on plug-in hybrid cars) is optional on more powerful engines.
The plug-in hybrid features a 1.6 turbo petrol engine and an electric motor from 110 hp, with a maximum power of 180 or 225 hp. The electrical unit is powered by one 12.4 kWh lithium battery, which guarantees an autonomy in electric up to 50 km in WLTP.
When it arrives? Prices new Opel Astra.
The new generation of the Opel Astra was designed and developed at the headquarters Opel from Rüsselsheim where production begins in autumn, when orders officially open.
Prices for the Opel Astra range start at 24,500 euros of the Edition and arrive at 42,300 (Ultimate plug-in hybrid 1.6 180hp with 8-speed automatic transmission). The first deliveries in Italy are expected at the beginning of 2022. The available fittings are: Edition, Elegance, Business Elegance, GS Line And Ultimate.
- 1.2 110 CV Edition: 24,500 euros
- 1.2 110 CV Elegance: 26,500 euros
- 1.2 130 CV Edition: 25,300 euros
- 1.2 130 CV Elegance: 27,300 euros
- 1.2 130 CV Business Elegance: 28,800 euros
- 1.2 130 CV GS Line: 28,800 euros
- 1.2 130 HP AT8 Ultimate: 34,300 euros
- 1.5 diesel 130 CV Edition: 27,300 euros
- 1.5 diesel 130 hp Elegance: 29,300 euros
- 1.5 diesel 130 HP Business Elegance: 30,800 euros
- 1.5 diesel 130 hp GS Line: 30,800 euros
- 1.5 diesel 130 hp AT8 Ultimate: 36,300 euros
- 1.6 Hybrid Edition PHEV: 35,300 euros
- 1.6 Hybrid Elegance PHEV: 37,300 euros
- 1.6 Hybrid 180 CV Business Elegance PHEV: 38,800 euros
- 1.6 Hybrid 180 CV GS Line PHEV: 38,800 euros
- 1.6 Hybrid 180 HP Ultimate PHEV: 42,300 euros
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