Nuova Opel Astra 2010 Reviews

New Opel Astra: first impressions driving
Published on July 23rd, 2009 by maurizio

The new Opel Astra is presented with a renewed and modern interiors and high quality un'abitabilità to the top of his class. It will be officially presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, but we are already able to provide the first impressions of driving. 4.42 meters long, the new Opel Astra is the car most 'of his long segment. The front is aggressive yet elegant and incorporates the features of stylistic Insignia.

Successful even with the rear spoiler and a significant drop headlights. The engine range includes 7 units, all Euro 5. I start from the petrol 1.4 16V from 1364 cc 90 hp 1.6 turbo up to 179 hp, 1.4 Turbo with 140 horses as a happy medium. The diesel instead depart from 1.3 CDTi 90 horses, common-rail, up to 2.0 CDTi 160 horses, all equipped with particulate filter (FAP). It should also get a version Ecoflex characterized by consumption and CO2 emissions even more 'content.

The gearbox is a manual six-speed transmission, only 1.4 of 90 horses has a broadcast to five reports. The automatic transmission is available on request.

Interior
The interior of the new Opel Astra surprising shapes and quality of coatings. The look is modern, wraparound ed'atmosfera with many lights "night design" of amber color. The dashboard is dominated by the tools "to binoculars that give sportsmanship while the center console features several commands and the big screen integrated browser (if any).

Road behavior
Stable dynamics and the new Opel Astra promises well. The steering is light and precise and the feeling of driving is similar to that of the Insignia, and then by car to a higher category. The good recovery and handling, even on the new adjustable suspension FlexRide that adapt automatically to driving style.

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