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2019-05-27 10:27
Opel Astra

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Opel has updated its Astra range with the inclusion of the new Sport 1.6T automatic. 

This model includes the OPC-Line Pack and an optional sunroof.

According to Opel: "With the exceptionally smooth gearbox system and readily available torque, the Astra Sport 1.6T Automatic ensures a safe, powerful and desirable drive in the city or on the open road. The noise-insulated cabin allows for full appreciation of the Infotainment System and a drive uninterrupted by external and engine noise.

Opel Astra

"Activating the standard sport-mode switch, keeps the revs up in the peak torque and power range, ensuring not only an exhilarated sporty drive, but maintained safety when power is required in a situation."

Opel Astra

Prices - R508 000


Power: 147kW @ 5500 r/min

Torque: 280Nm @ 1650 – 5000 r/min

Fuel Consumption: 6.1-litres/100 km (Combined Cycle) 

Design and features

Exterior OPC-Line Sport Pack with Colour-Coded Door Handles

Interior OPC-Line Pack (Alloy Sport Pedals, Sport-Mode Switch & Sporty, Heated Leather Steering Wheel)18” Alloys with 225 / 40 R18 Tyre Size

Tilt & Slide Sunroof – Optional 

Opel Astra


ESP – Electronic Stability ProgrammeABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) with Brake-AssistEBD – Electronic Brake-Force DistributionHSA – Hill-Start AssistAPA2 – Advanced Park-Assist 


IntelliLux LED Matrix Lighting SystemLED Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)


Steering Wheel Audio ControlsR. 4.0 IntelliLink System with 7” TouchscreenNavi 900 IntelliLink System with 8” Touchscreen & Dynamic Navigation 

Warranty and service

Warranty & Roadside Assistance – 3 Years or 120 000 kmAnti-Corrosion Warranty – 12 Years or Unlimited kmService Plan – 5 Years or 90 000 kmFuel consumption calculations according Government ECE R101 or SANS 20101 Standards.

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