The 2017 Opel Astra offers the perfect balance between strength and luxury, continuing to hold its claim as the ideal family car. With the 2016 model yet to be on the market, the 2017 model is currently experimenting with all the newest technologies, already prepared to rectify any shortcomings from the 2016 model in their newest model, making it sure to be one of the elite. With similar, and yet more advanced, features as the ones that customers fell in love with back in 1991, this model is sure to conquer their hearts once again. In the Australia and New Zealand, the Opel is also known as the Holden Astra.
2017 Opel Astra – Exterior and Interior
Despite the undeniable strength of this car, the body of the 2017 Opel Astra has had 100 pounds reduced from its weight, enhancing the performance and making the model more sleek and attractive. Most exterior features such as the front grille have been reduced in size, however, the single air vent on the front bumper will be the feature that has increased in size, allowing any extra heat generated from within the car to escape with ease. Every detail of this model aims to be aesthetically pleasing and competitively more stylish than other sedans. With LED technology coming from within the lights, chrome detailing on the windows and front grille, and sharp and edgier taillights, this model goes up and beyond to make every feature sleek and attractive.
The interior of the 2017 Opel Astra has received just as much attention. The dashboard has been adjusted to accommodate a new touch-screen display to help customers with navigation, whilst also providing entertainment for passengers as well. Such features include Wi-Fi availability with this model, as well as a sound system that could rival an amphitheatre are sure to keep any passengers satisfied. The interior of the 2017 Opel Astra model fails to sacrifice any of the features from old models, but rather adding to them whilst adding new ones.
2017 Opel Astra Engine and Performance
Although Astra’s are not often known for their power, this model will be fitted with a 1.6 liter, four-cylinder diesel engine, which is able to output 110-136 horsepower and 220-236 ft-lb torque, making this model the most efficient engine yet, raising it’s maximum speed, and adding an advantage for this model for this car to be ran on the racing track. It is also rumored that the Opel will have both petrol and diesel engines installed in this model, although this is currently unverified. Carbon emissions are also going to be significantly reduced from this model, making the car more economical – an aspect that is normally sacrificed when investing in a more powerful car. This car has also vastly improved its fuel economy.
2017 Opel Astra Price and Release Date
The 2017 Opel Astra has yet to confirm a specific release date, however, it is expected to be released in either late 2016 or early 2017. Due to the vast increase in features and technologies from previous models, this car is understandably expected to cost considerable more than previous models. A base model will be available in the markets for $27,000.