Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Frankfurt motor show 2009: Cost new Opel Astra defined

The architecture of Opel Astra was created by the European designers GM. The car has received new platform GM Delta II which already underlies Chevrolet Cruze, on it creates perspective hybrid Chevrolet Volt and Opel Ampera. In comparison with the previous generation the wheelbase of a new Astra has grown on 71 mm – to 2685 mm. And the body total length has increased with 4,24 to 4,4 metres that by 23 mm more than at the same Golf. A track too have expanded – a lobby on 56, rear on 70 mm.

And what inside? The interior became much more spacious. Convenience of landing at the wheel and workmanship deserves a praise, plastic arts of a torpedo and panels of doors soft and pleasant to the touch. In general, from a novelty we also did not expect another.

The Astra chassis in many respects similar to chassis Chevrolet Cruze. Distinctions in some details and options – ruggedness of springs and absorbers, and also suspenders from Opel absolutely others. Logically, the car is focused on more perfect driving. Aluminium A-shaped levers of front MakFersona to a stretcher fasten through hydrobearing parts, instead of through rubber sajlent-blocks, as on Cruze. The braided beam of a rear semiindependent suspension is less pliable to cross-section loadings as it is strengthened by gear Uatta.

On the New Astra will be an adaptive head optics and system Opel Eye (debuted on Insignia), developed together with company Hella. «Opel eye» by means of the special chamber located under a windshield, watches road signs and in the form of pictogrammes deduces them on a panel board. If the system on "a departuring" marking understands that the driver starts to sink into a sleep, it there and then undertakes to awake with its sound signal.

Astra will receive eight motors, half from which the diesel motors. All of them correspond to ecological norms of Euro-5. A power range 94 – 180 forces. In Europe cars will go on sale within 1-2 weeks. Cost in Germany starts from a mark in 15900 euros .


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