With 15 million predecessor model units sold and building on 40 years of rich success, the much-anticipated sixth-generation Opel Astra has now arrived at Opel Dealer showrooms nationwide. Dynamic as never before, with sheer, taut surfaces and sporting the new Opel Vizor brand front face and latest-generation Pure Panel cockpit, the confident all-new Opel Astra has been proudly designed, developed and manufactured at Opel's headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany. With a retail price in Ireland from €27,995, plus delivery related charges, for the SC 1.2 petrol 110hp version, the all-new Astra is available to test drive and order at Opel dealerships nationwide this July.
Speaking at the Irish press launch at The Heritage, Killenard, Co. Laois, James Brooks, Managing Director at Opel Ireland, said: “Introducing the all-new Astra. A new Blitz is born! With sensational design, precision engineering, class-leading technology and highly efficient powertrains, the new Astra brings us into a new era. We are confident that the next generation Astra has all it takes to become another bestseller for Opel.”
The new Astra is 4,374mm long, just 4.0mm longer than the previous model, 1,860mm wide and 1,470mm high. The wheelbase has been increased by 13mm to 2,675 mm. The new Astra’s practical boot with adjustable floor offers the driver and four passengers up to 1,339 litres of luggage volume with the rear seats folded down.
The new Astra is the first Opel to be built on the third generation of Stellantis’ highly flexible EMP2 multi-energy platform. With Opel DNA built in from the very start of development, the new Opel Astra has been designed to be “Autobahnproof”; handling is composed, with excellent body control and steering response, even at high speed. The torsional rigidity of the new Astra is 14% higher than that of the previous model. Under braking, the new model delivers strong stopping power and remains highly stable in curves as well as in a straight line.
Available from launch in three trims – SC, SRI, Elite – and in both petrol and diesel guise, matched to manual and automatic transmissions, power ranges from 110hp to 130hp. A plugin electric hybrid 180hp variant will follow in the coming months, with a more powerful 225hp version expected thereafter.
The all-new sixth generation Astra sports the new brand face, the latest evolution of the distinctive Opel Vizor. Housing the Opel Blitz emblem in the middle, the Vizor stretches across the front, giving the new Astra a robust, wide stance.
A leap in time has taken place in the interior of the new generation Astra, where the absolute highlight is the next generation of the Pure Panel first introduced in the Mokka. This expansive, digital cockpit features two 10-inch seamlessly integrated horizontal displays, standard across the 3 trims. Key settings such as climate control can still be operated via physical controls in the form of finely crafted keys, achieving the optimum balance between digitisation and intuitive operation. There is no need for cables either since the new generation of infotainment systems can be connected as standard on all model variants to wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, operated by voice control or by touch.
Standard equipment on the SC trim, retailing from €27,995 plus delivery, includes 10” colour touchscreen, 10” colour driver information cluster, wireless smartphone connection, cruise control with speed limiter, lane keep assist, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, driver attention alert, intelligent speed adaptation, hill start assist and electric parking brake, keyless start, leather steering wheel, electronic single zone climate control, comfort front seats, 6-way driver seat adjustment, cloth seat trim, DAB radio, Opel Connect (with SOS and Breakdown Assist), type C USB connectivity, 16” alloy wheels, LED daytime running lamps, LED rear tail lamp, auto wipers and lights, electro-chrome rear view mirror and front and rear parking sensors.
The sporty SRI trim, retailing from €31,995 plus delivery, adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, keyless entry, heated steering wheel, dual zone climate control, power folding mirrors, AGR driver seat, 8-way driver seat adjustment, driver seat electric lumbar adjustment, heated front seats, half leather-effect upholstery, alloy sporty pedals, moveable load compartment floor, 2 x type C USB connections, black painted roof, Black Pack (black Vizor frame, black logo black Astra lettering), 17” black alloy wheels, privacy rear windows, interior ambient lighting, frameless electro-chrome rear view mirror and 360 degree panoramic camera.
The top-of-the-range Elite trim, from €34,995 plus delivery, further includes perforated Nappa leather upholstery with massage, ventilation and memory functions, 18-way driver seat adjustment, front passenger AGR seat, 8-way passenger seat adjustment, 4-way passenger seat electric lumbar adjustment and 18” bi-colour diamond cut wheels.
Available now from Gowan Motors, the all-new Opel Astra 5-door hatchback in both petrol and diesel guise is sure to take the Irish market by storm. Talk to our team today at 01-869 2160 for more details on this state-of-the-art vehicle.