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New Opel Astra Turbo, with a nifty surprise

By BenCee on 04 May 2011

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Opel held a launch event at their showroom last week for their new Astra Turbo, which is a car that has a neat trick up its sleeve.

Now, the basic information you need to know is that the Astra Turbo is available with two turbocharged engines, a 1.4 and a 1.6. But that's not its main trump card.

What is it? Read on.

The clus is of course in the picture. Why would Opel want cyclists?

Because, the rear bumper of the Astra Turbo hides a very nifty bicycle carrier, which slides out like a drawer should you need to carry a couple of bikes for that weekend getaway.

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Some may deride the seemingly pointless feature, but I personally think that it is very innovative of Opel to offer something like this.

Cycling is gaining popularity now in this day and age, and I guess Opel are smart in providing an easy way for drivers to carry their bikes in a convenient way. Although, whether cyclists would actually drive a car in the first place is an issue to discuss another day.

For now, let's just applaude Opel's creativity in providing something which, I would think, no one has thought of yet.

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Pocus May 04 2011 11:40 AM
Wonder how LTA going t fix the OPC seal for this car...lol
Heartbreakid May 04 2011 11:53 AM
I need the Astra sport tourer, not this kind of gadget...
HOUSENUMBER May 04 2011 09:20 PM
just a little knock from the rear from tailgater what would happen rolleyes.gif
Tubecreamer May 05 2011 11:48 AM
Bo Liao le.

If car bang you from the back and your bicycles very damaged but the car gadget only spoil a little, then how to claim?
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