What a stunner! Astra booted

2013-09-23 08:46

Opel hopes to tug fans' heartstrings with four new models added its SA line-up. The most stunning is the new Opel Astra sedan! We have prices and images.

Meriva turbo, Opel Corsa facelift and Nurburgring edition, Astra sedan... Opel is making a comeback in South Africa with the launch of four models locally in September 2013. To aid its resurgence, the automaker has launched to most stunning derivative of its flagship yet - the Astra sedan.

Gallery: 2013 Opel Astra Sedan

The new Astra sedan range comes in two specifications (Essentia and Cosmo) and two engines (1.4 and 1.6 petrol).

The entry-level 1.6 Essentia has a 1.6 petrol engine producing 85kW/155Nm and a five-speed manual gearbox and Opel quotes 6.6 litres/100km with 154g/km of carbon emissions.

Next up there’s the new 1.4 Turbo Essentia, six-speed auto or manual, pushing out 103kW/200Nm. Consumption is listed as 5.9/100 and 139g/km CO2 emissions (6.6/100 and 154g/km for the auto).


The range-topping 1.6 Turbo Cosmo has 132kW/230Nm and rockets to  100km/h in 8.7sec and on to 223km/h. Fuel consumption is 6.8/100 with emissions at 159g/km.

The sedan has a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating: it has electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes with electronic pressure distribution and emergency pressure assistance as well as cornering brake and torque control. Other safety kit includes trailer sway control, hydraulic brake fade assist and brake disc cleaning.

The Astra sedan is equipped with six airbags, IsoFix child-seat anchors, a pedal release system, side impact bars and front-seat belt tensioners.


The Essentia and Turbo Essentia benifit from colour-coded trim, 17” alloy rims, power and heatable external mirrors, multi-function steering wheel, fog and daytime running lights, height adjustment for the driver’s seat, folding rear seats and cloth trim. The interior benifits from aircon, front power windows, cruise control, audio system with USB, auxiliary and Bluetooth, seven speakers, and central locking remote control with an alarm/immobiliser.

The Turbo Cosmo has 18” alloy rims, chromed door releases, auto headlights and wipers, leather seats (heatable at the front), auto dual-zone climate control, power windows, hill-start assist, rear parking sensors, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a smart electronic parking brake.

Astra 1.6 Essentia sedan - R239 900
Astra 1.4 Turbo Essentia sedan - R250 900
Astra 1.4 Turbo Essentia AT sedan - R261 300
Astra 1.6 Turbo Cosmo sedan - R284 500


Below you can find out more about Opel’s latest products and plans for SA:

Wheels24 speaks to: Opel SA
Opel Corsa facelift
Opel Meriva 1.4 Turbo Enjoy
Opel Corsa OPC Nurburgring Edition

  • Erik Kasper Van Wyk - 2013-09-23 09:05

    Very very impressed with the pricing. Undercuts some Korean manufatures. Well done Opel. So glad some GM is getting the name product back out there again!

  • Johann Kaiser Raath - 2013-09-23 09:25

    (falling asleep here)...

  • Zakir H Razack - 2013-09-23 11:05

    That is cheap R 250k for the top of range?? Well done GMSA!

  • Garth Appollis - 2013-09-23 22:51

    Thanks for correcting the prices I nearly ran to Delta to by Atra 1.6T for 250K

  • Vickers Vermeulen - 2013-09-29 19:50

    The damage done to the Opel brand by promoting Korean Chevs to the detriment of a car that has a rich heritage in South Africa will haunt GMSA for many a year.

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