With the addition of three new GTC models and two five door derivatives, customers can now choose from ten distinct Astra models with a choice of seven traditional five-door hatch models and three GTC three-door derivatives.
New 1.4-litre engine and diesel power for Astra range
New in the Astra five door range is the latest generation TWINPORT ECOTEC engine for the 1.4 litre Essentia base model.
Opel's TWINPORT technology was previously only available in the 1.6 litre engine in South Africa and its introduction as a 1.4 litre unit introduces a new level of fuel efficiency to the entry level Astra.
Also new is a diesel model featuring an 88 kW CDTI engine with 280Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission. This latest model will become available in July.
In five-door configuration the Astra there is a choice of 1.4 litre, 1.6 litre, and 1.8 litre normally aspirated petrol engines as well as a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine and the new 1.9 CDTI diesel engine.
Three equipment levels, Essentia, Enjoy, and Sport are offered depending on engine capacity.
The Essentia level is available in 1.4 and 1.6 litre models, the Enjoy level is available as a 1.6 litre with 5-speed manual transmission and as a 1.8 litre model with 4-speed automatic transmission.
This specification level is also applied to the 1.9 CDTI diesel variant. The Sport specification is available in 1.8 and 2.0 litre (turbo) engine sizes.
Astra 1.4 Essentia
66kW @ 5600 r/min, 125Nm @ 4000 r/min
15 inch steel wheels fitted with 195/65R15 tyres
Rear disc brakes
Brake Assist System
Electronic Brake Distribution
Cornering Brake Control
Steering column reach and height adjustment
Jacquard cloth trim
Height adjustable driver's seat
Air conditioner with pollen filter
Front power windows
Anti-theft alarm and immobiliser
Central locking with speed sensitive automatic locking
Dual front airbags, side airbags for front seats, thorax airbag
Radio/CD combination - MP3 compatible
Board info display
Astra 1.6 Essentia
As for the Astra 1.4 Essentia
77kW @ 6000 r/min, 150Nm @ 3900 r/min.
Astra 1.6 Enjoy
As for the 1.6 Essentia plus:
Adjustable lumbar support for driver's seat
Front centre armrest
Rear power windows
Remote control audio facility with headphone jacks for rear passengers
On board computer
16 inch alloy wheels fitted with 205/55R16 tyres
Astra 1.8 Enjoy A/T
As for the Astra 1.6 Enjoy plus:
92kW @ 5600 r/min
4-speed automatic transmission
Sport mode switch
Astra 1.9 CDTI Enjoy
As for the Astra 1.8 Enjoy plus:
88kW @ 4000 r/min, 280Nm @ 2000 r/min
6-speed close ratio transmission
Electronic Stability Programme
The Sport mode switch is not available on this model
Astra 1.8 Sport
As for the Astra 1.9 Enjoy plus:
103kW @ 5600 r/min, 175Nm @ 3800 r/min
17 inch alloy wheels fitted with 225/45R17 tyres
Sport mode switch
Understeer Control Logic
Sports steering wheel
Sports front seats
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Astra 2.0 Sport
As for the Astra 1.8 Sport
147kW @ 5600 r/min, 262Nm @ 4200 r/min
Service intervals on all Astra derivatives is 15 000 kilometres. A 5 year/100 000 kilometre maintenance plan is included in the purchase price of all derivatives except the base model Astra 1.4 Essentia.
Opel must still finalise the pricing for the repositioned Astra range.