Opel, the German automobile manufacturer, unveiled the 2016 Astra K, an athletic hatchback that will make its first public appearance this fall, during the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Opel’s next generation Astra is built with new materials that are weighing less than the predecessors. Due to the engineers’ innovative minds, the new car has lost up to 200 kg, which contributes to a lower fuel consumption and emissions.
If we talk about the design, we can see an improved Astra that had the Monza Concept as an example to follow. Otherwise we could be surprised by the floating roof that looks like this because of its new divided C-pillar.
The hatchback has a total length of 4.37 meters and a height of 1.46 meters. These dimensions had been taken into account to improve the aerodynamic of the car.
Even if the car is smaller on the outside, on the inside it was build up so that it has more space. The new Astra model features the latest generation of IntelliLink infotainment system which is compatible with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay systems. The driver is greeted with an 18-way adjustable seat with ventilation, massaging and heating functions, while the rear passengers also have heated seats.
If we talk about engines, 2016 Opel Astra K uses a 1.6 CDTI diesel rated at 95 hp and a three-cylinder gasoline motor 1.0 Ecotec with 105 h. The maximum torque is up to 250 Nm. There is also a completely redesigned 1.4 litre Ecotec, with aluminium block, delivering 145 hp and 250 Nm.