Very short time after its launch, the 2016 Opel Astra is ready to be ordered in Germany, its home market. The compact five door model has a 1.0 liter gasoline engine for its entry-level version.
The unit delivers 105 hp and can deliver an impressive economy of just 4.2 liters/100 km and emissions of 96 g/km, only when combined with Start/Stop and the Easytronic 3.0 automated five-speed transmission. In five speed manual transmission, the entry version is available from 17,960 euros.
The 1.6 CDTI is available with three outputs starting at 95 hp. Prices for the entry-level diesel start at 20,260, which is 650 less the current entry-level diesel. CO2 emissions of all variants equipped with the 6-speed manual transmission are at the very most 99 grams per kilometer.
So far, the efficiency champion in the new Astra family is the 110 hp model, with fuel consumption of a mere 3.4 liters and CO2 emissions of 90 grams. As for the top-end diesel version of the new Astra, it is powered by the 136 hp 1.6 CDTI that was introduced last spring in the current model.
The new Opel Astra introduces full matrix LED lighting in the compact segment, a technology so far only available in luxury models. Its price is 1,150 euros, 100 euro below the price of the BiXenon AFL+ of the previous generation. The new Astra is also the first car to be launched with the premium Opel OnStar service.
Continuing its tradition of making the best in seat engineering affordable to a wide audience, Opel offers ergonomic driver seat from 390 euro.