2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 12:36
The new generation Opel Astra was introduced to the world back in 2012, and showed it at the Motor Show in Frankfurt. Within a couple of months, this car was brought to the Russian Federation and sold there. She was loved immediately, she had common similarities with the old flagships, as well as a new, beautiful and stylish design, and, of course, optics, which every car owner admired. The ground clearance of the Opel Astra was good, sufficient to drive comfortably and with good visibility on public roads.
And all these benefits come from the fact that the car was built on an old concept that was unique and cool. Designers, engineers and marketers put their soul into the car, they made it very high quality. It is better than all its competitors, however, why and due to what, you will find out in the material of this article.
In lineThere are only 4 modifications of motors. Of these - 3 petrol and 1 diesel engine. And only one of them is aspirated, of which there are very few left at the time of 2019. This engine has 140 horsepower with a volume of 1.4 liters. The only diesel engine is quite weak, and, according to the owners of the Opel Astra, it is completely unnecessary. It has only 130 horsepower, and an engine capacity of 2 liters. The best engine is 180, a strong gasoline engine, with a volume of as much as 1.6 liters.
In addition to each of these engines comes its own gearbox. There are only two modifications - mechanical and automatic. The first option has 6 steps, the second also has six gears. However, the peculiarity is that an automatic gearbox with six steps is attached and available for purchase only for modifications with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and a single diesel copy. In general, everything is a little tricky, and you need to understand this thoroughly so as not to make a mistake when buying an Opel Astra.
The advantage of this car is also that it has a front suspension, which was taken from the best model of the Opel-Insignia brand. This gave the new car a good handling that was not available on all other generations of this model. It is worth noting that the Opel-Astra coupe has a clearance of 15 millimeters less. However, the suspension is much stiffer there, like a sports car.
However, you can slightly reduce the stiffness, thanks tosystem called FlexRide. With one touch of a button in the cabin, you will make a soft suspension that will add comfort to your trip. It is worth noting that although the clearance of the Opel Astra coupe is reduced, this has a very insignificant effect on the ride in general.
Very good thing is that this car has a very roomy trunk. Very suitable for transporting bulky items. The volume is only 360 liters, however, if you move the rear seats, you will get more than 1200 liters. Convenience is provided not only by the rear seats, which fold down, but also by the Flex Floor system, which adjusts the height of the boot floor. It is worth adding the fact that regular navigation, an audio system and a parking assistance system help for a convenient and comfortable trip to another city. If you are traveling in the cold season, the heated steering wheel, which is quite functional, will help you.
The family of hatchbacks "Opel-Astra" began its existence since the distant 1991, and initially the first model was called Opel Kadett. However, the current name has already gone further - Opel Astra.
The name comes from the Latin word for "star". It is worth noting that the first show of this car was in the city of Frankfurt. After 27 years of production of this car, it has suffered as many as 3 generations, as well as more than three restylings.
Buyers from the Russian Federation are offered only 3 body options: sedan,hatchback, station wagon. And, as you will understand later in the material of the article, there will be 3 complete sets for each type of body. However, the information did not mention that there are several modifications that are intended for different people. Astra is the most basic, standard model. Family - family version. Sports Tourer - off-road and long-distance travel version.
It has a sporty design, a powerful motor that allows you to accelerate well on the tracks. For each of the modifications, a choice of 4 engines and 2 transmissions is offered. For the urban version, people like to take a diesel engine paired with a manual transmission. This is done in order to save on fuel. And whoever travels more in cities, of course, chooses a more powerful model in order to easily accelerate on the tracks, and also not have problems with comfort. After all, who will be comfortable driving long distances and constantly shifting gears?
Those "Schumachers" who are chasing speed can buy a sports version and enjoy the dynamics of the car. She is, by the way, at a good level. Does Opel-Astra have clearance, what are the technical specifications? Its ground clearance is from 130 to 165 millimeters.
Only 3 options are offered on the Russian market, and each of them is good in its own way. The minimum equipment is Essentia, the average is Enjoy, and the best is Cosmo. The standard set, not including any of these modifications, includes airbags, an ABS system and a lock for the car. Everything else is for an extra charge. By the way, she is not very high, soit is better to add different options to your car when buying to make driving much better and more comfortable.
This is the basic version, in which the car, in addition to its properties, is also equipped with an anti-theft alarm, a standard car radio, and electric mirrors. Well, the usual air conditioner, which is bad enough, is also present. But such equipment will cost you mere pennies. Clearance "Opel-Astra" station wagon - 165 millimeters.
It is very, very difficult for a driver to get into a car interior at night. The thing is that the interior is dark, since there is no regular suspension. And the completely black finish, which does not show even the most hidden parts of the car, does not make it clear where the seat, steering wheel and so on are in general. Because of this, people who store their car in places where there is no regular lighting constantly scratch the car or just dirty it. In fact, there is lighting, but it is on the rear seats, and it is very difficult to reach it, and it does not help at all. In general, it is categorically not worth buying this car for night vagabonds. Or store it in a parking lot where there is light.
It is worth noting that at night it is very difficult to find the right buttons on a trip. The thing is that they are tiny and are located in a very incomprehensible, loose way. In general, they are, of course, highlighted in red, but they are very blinding in the dark, so some options are better for the passenger to press, if any.
Eata multifunction steering wheel that helps a little, but it's very minor. But the handles are also highlighted in red, which is very nice, the car can be opened and closed at night without any problems. "Opel-Astra" hatchback clearance has from 130 to 165 millimeters.
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