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  1. Want your Peugeot 308 a bit more German? Enter the all-new Astra. source: https://www.motor1.com/news/519625/2022-opel-astra-specs-photos/ One of the oldest cars in Europe's hugely competitive compact segment is switching to the next generation, bringing a completely new design inside and out along with overhauled underpinnings. Once again assembled at home in Rüsselsheim, the sixth iteration of Opel's popular Astra has all the ingredients to go up against the giants in this class: Golf, Focus, Megane, and the Octavia. It also has to do battle with the mechanically related Peugeot 308, with the two sharing the EMP2 platform as both brands are part of Stellantis – the world's fourth-largest car manufacturer. Even though their bones are quite similar, the designers have done a great job at differentiating the two compact hatchbacks. The French version takes a bolder approach whereas its German cousin plays it safe with a cleaner appearance. Let's talk size. The new Astra has been stretched by four millimeters (0.15 inches) over the outgoing generation and is now 4,374 mm (172.1 in) long. Even though the overall length has barely changed, the wheelbase has been stretched significantly by 13 mm (0.5 in) to 2,675 mm (105.3 in) by shortening the front overhang. Width has increased quite a bit, at 1,860 mm (73.2 in) or about 51 mm (2 in) more than before. Opel goes as far as to say the hatchback has "coupe-like" lines, although some will beg to differ. A new Astra GTC would be nice, but given the current demand for three-door hatches, we wouldn't necessarily count on it. The car's increased footprint pays dividends in terms of cargo capacity on the adjustable load floor as it has grown by 52 liters (1.83 cubic feet) to 422 liters (14.9 cu ft) with the rear seats in place. Much like the exterior, the cabin is a vast departure from the Astra K by adopting the less-is-more approach with few conventional buttons. You still have shortcuts for often-used functions, but most of the settings are accessed through the 10-inch touchscreen of the infotainment system. To its left, a fully digital instrument cluster has the same size. As you would expect from a totally new car, Opel's new C-segment hatchback is brimming with tech. It gets the matrix LED technology from the flagship Insignia, with no fewer than 84 light-emitting diodes per headlight cluster. Cruise control with stop & go is available, as are a head-up display and a 360-degree camera. Opel doesn't go too deep with details about the powertrains, but you can imagine these will be quite similar to those of the new Peugeot 308. The German brand does confirm the 2022 Astra will be available with a choice of gasoline and diesel units with output varying from 110 hp (81 kW) to 225 hp (165 kW). For the very first time, a plug-in hybrid setup will be available and will come in two configurations. Depending on the powertrain, six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions will be offered. The order books will open this fall and the first customer deliveries are scheduled to take place in early 2022. Opel has already confirmed there will be a new wagon once again for those in need of a bigger cargo area. Expect the estate variant to be revealed in the coming months. While it would make sense for the company to have both body styles on display in September at the IAA in Munich, Opel has announced it will not attend the show this year. As a final note, it's worth mentioning this will be the final Astra with combustion engines in Europe considering Opel has vowed to go EV-only on the Old Continent by 2028.
  2. http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/vauxhall/astra/hatchback/review Heard from my Opel SE that the Astra 2016 is here already. Anyone test driven already? Can the 1.0L turbo version make it? I'm a little bit skeptical about the power myself. Hoping to get some advice from the gurus around
  3. Hi Guys, I find Astra GTC is quite funky and energetic but Golf 1.4 TSI is popular among buyers. Under the boot, GTC churns out less 20 horeses than its counterpart Golf 1.4 TSI. There are quite a number of Golfs on the road but find that Astra GTC is hard to spot on. What are your opinions on these 2 cars? Would like to hear pros and cons from serious ownership's view.
  4. Hi everyone, out of these 4, which one most value for money, good fuel efficiency and least problem? any other recommendation for a family of 4 with 2 yound kids? meaning need 2 car seats and boot space for stroller(s) other than HB, i test drove renault megane sedan 1.2 petrol.. do you think this car is a good fancy car to drive? dont think this fall under value for money, it mainly falls under fancy/pretty with lots of features car to drive... is renault brand reliable? and car wont have alot of after-sales repair issue?
  5. Wow! Swee! Wonder how much this cost in SG...
  6. With the new season of Top Gear being filmed now, the old Astra used for their previous "Star in a Reasonably Priced Car" section, is now up for sale according to Carscoops.com. Up for auction now on eBay, the red five-door Opel Astra is equipped with a 1.6-litre petrol engine pushing out 115bhp and has only 4,680km on the odometer. Interestingly, the stock-looking car "is not suitable for street use" according to the ad. This is because the airbags were disabled in order to install a roll-cage and converting it back would incur quite a bit of cash. The ad also stated that the Opel Technical Team will work with the winning bidder to explain how the vehicle was adapted. Earnings from this auction will support BEN, which helps unemployed automotive industry workers. The bid, at the time of writing, was £8,000 (S$15,380).
  7. Any new owners of this new baby on the street, with personal review and first experience ? Comparison with other MPV ? What was the best offers in your sales deal ? Opel Astra Sports Tourer 1.0 Easytronic(A) Engine Engine capacity 999 cc Engine type 3-cylinder in-line 12-valve Turbocharged Compression ratio unknown Bore x Stroke unknown Performance Power 77kW (103 bhp) Torque 170 Nm Acceleration 12.9s (0-100 km/h) Top speed 200 km/h Fuel consumption 23.3 km/L CO2 emission 100 g/km (As tested by LTA) Misc technical data Transmission 5-speed (A) Easytronic Drive type Front-wheel drive Measurements Vehicle type Stationwagon Dimensions (L x W x H) (4702 x 1809 x 1510) mm Wheelbase 2,662 mm Min turning radius 5,720 mm Kerb weight 1,203 kg Fuel tank capacity 52 L Brakes Brakes (Front) Disc Brakes (Rear) Disc Suspension Suspension (Front) MacPherson strut Suspension (Rear) Compound link
  8. About 3 years after the launch of the Astra hatchback, Opel has finally revealed the Astra in its sedan form. This should be the final Astra variant after the hatchback, Sports Tourer station wagon and the GTC coupe. The GM subsidiary expects the Astra sedan to do well in markets such as Germany and Spain and see growth opportunities in Eastern and Central Europe. The new Astra sedan measures 4,658mm long, 1,814mm wide and 1,476mm tall, making it 239mm longer than the hatchback. The car is even longer than the VW Jetta, which is already quite lengthy for a compact sedan in my opinion. The car provides 460 liters of trunk volume and up to a maximum of 1,010 liters when the 60:40 split rear seats are folded down. When I lay my eyes on the Astra sedan
  9. For those who intend to buy an Opel Astra 1.6 Turbo, you may want to hold off your purchase for a while. This is because the brand's latest 1.6-litre SIDI turbo petrol engine is now available on the five-door hatchback, four-door sedan and Sports Tourer versions of the Astra. The new engine will replace the existing 1.6-litre Ecotec turbocharged unit. The new range topper makes 168bhp and 280Nm of torque, which is 10bhp less but 50Nm more than its predecessor. In addition, torque availability has dropped from 2,200rpm to just 1,650rpm. The engine is available with either a new six-speed manual gearbox or a low-friction six-speed automatic transmission. The fuel consumption of the new engine is and improved 14 percent over its predecessor and is rated at 5.9L/100km (according to the New European Driving Cycle) for the hatchback and sedan. The five-door Astra 1.6 SIDI Turbo sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.7 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the current 1.6 Turbo. However, it is still 0.3 seconds slower than its arch rival, the Golf Sport.
  10. thinking of getting a Peugeot 307 or Opel astra . what you guys think? been driving japanese make. now wanna try conti. please advise.
  11. Take a look at the all new Astra-J Picture linked from http://www.autospies.com/images/uploads/la...0616-110307.jpg Quote : ( http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/autoexpr...atches_out.html New Astra hatches out Mission impossible is about to begin for Vauxhall! The firm's designers are already well on the way to creating the next-generation Astra, which will have one key objective - to beat Ford's Focus. By Chris Thorp 30th May 2006 In this week's mag Auto Express can exclusively reveal pictures, which show the all-new compact family hatch that will challenge its arch rival with a fresh face and the latest technology. The radical approach which saw the current Astra given a more distinctive shape hasn't been forgotten. However, the man behind the styling has been replaced. Design expert Martin Smith oversaw the car's development before switching to Ford in July 2004, and has been superseded by Bryan Nesbitt. Having already signed off the Antara SUV, the stylist is keen to make a mark in other sectors. Vauxhall's new hatch shares its front-end looks with the 4x4, while retaining the sleek appearance of the current Astra. Under the skin, the newcomer is based on General Motors' latest platform, codenamed Delta. Auto Express's spies have already caught a top-secret test mule out developing underpinnings for several fresh models. Despite the Vectra body, the basic architecture will be used on the all-new Astra. This model will be front-wheel drive, and feature Vauxhall's latest chassis technology. While the existing hatch is dynamically competent, its successor will be a serious driver's car. Most of the development work will be carried out by Opel in Germany, but Vauxhall will then add some refinements to make UK-spec cars ready for Britain's roads. Engines will be carried over from the current Astra, with a few additions. Mid-spec models will inherit the 1.7-litre turbo petrol unit from the all-new Corsa VXR, while work is underway on a new compact diesel. Maximising efficiency is crucial, and General Motors is also rumoured to be developing a motor similar to Volkswagen's TSI unit, which uses both a turbo and supercharger. What's more, the Astra could be one of the first mainstream cars in its class to feature hybrid power. General Motors has been working with Mercedes and BMW to develop a new hi-tech, two-mode, CVT gearbox intended specifically for models running both petrol and electric motors. As with the current car, the all-new Astra will get a firebreathing VXR-badged flagship. Its unique selling point is its high power output, so it is likely to better the forthcoming 250bhp Mazda 3 MPS, and offer even faster acceleration. While the VXR will be available with only three doors, five-door, coup
  12. [extract] Opel will host the debut of the all-new Astra sedan as well as the facelifted Astra hatchback and Sports Tourer at the upcoming Moscow International Auto Salon that runs from 29 Aug to 9 Sep. In addition, Opel will unveil the first of three new engine families, namely the 1.6-litre four cylinder Spark Ignition Direct Injection (SIDI) petrol engine. You may ask,
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    2010 Opel Astra

    Here's the all new Opel Astra. It projects a more elegant and classy image than the outgoing model and has grown alot is all dimensions, being 170 mm longer, 160 mm wider and 50 mm taller. With such dimensions, it engulfs the Mark VI Golf. Not only that, I feel that the Astra managed to look more sophisticated than the Golf. A bigger car inevitably weighs more. Opel said the new Astra carries an average 40 kg more than the equivalent old car. On the positive side, torsional rigidity of its chassis increased by a massive 43 percent, and NVH level is improved significantly with upgraded insulation. As expected, the new Astra is much more refined than its predecessor. Its wind and road noise level is among the lowest in the C-segment. A new series of turbocharged power-plants makes its debut on the new Astra. The 1.4L turbo churns out 140hp while the larger 1.6L unit delivers an impressive 180 hp. The Astra comes with an optional 6 speed automatic gearbox that is found on the Chevrolet Cruze. However, it's no DSG. The Astra does come with the ingredients of a successful hatchback. It shares the same underpinnings as the recently launched Chevrolet Cruze, which has received commendable feedback from local car magazines with regards to its body control and handling characteristics. I can't wait to see it when it arrives at our local shore.
  14. 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. 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.
  15. http://www.sgcarmart.com/news/review.php?AID=36&PN=1 I did a review, G-TECH meter and all...this is the first of our actual clocked review/runs. Hope this helps!
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    New Opel Astra OPC

    According to a recent report, the Opel Astra OPC / Vauxhall Astra VXR will finally become a legitimate competitor to the Ford Focus RS. While details are limited, Autocar is reporting the high performance Astra will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 300 hp. If they are correct, the new engine will boast 63 hp more than its predecessor. Unlike the Insignia OPC / VXR, the Astra will continue to be front-wheel driven. This means GM will likely equip the car with an electronic differential to help alleviate torque steer. Expected to go on sale in late 2011, the hot hatch will likely wear an aggressive body kit with revised bumpers, flared wheel arches, and a roof-mounted spoiler.
  17. Hi Bros @ MCF This is my 1st post at MCF so just thought of sharing a very nice car which i've viewed late last month. Its the new Opel Astra 1.6Turbo with 180bhp. I've taken some pics so decided to share with the bros here! For more images and specs you can visit this link http://www.opelmicrosites.com/astra/index.html I manged to view the car while it was being sent to LTA for homoglation. SE quoted me $118,500 pre-launch price And $125,000 launch price (November), it was just too steep for my liking as it does not coroborate with current mkt trends for say VW Golf TSI & Scirocco. I would have bite had they sold it ard $100-$108 grand but well maybe the prices may drop during launch? Do give your feedback as to whether it is a good offer as currently i'ved put it on the back burner somehow as there are a host of new models coming along etc Ford Mondeo/Focus Ecoboost models. It does comes with a host of goodies like built in bicycle rack at the rear license plate, flase or adjustable boot floor, bluetooth HU with LCD display, Satellite Radio. Just to name a few different things that can't be found on other rides. But build quality wise IMHO still not on par with VW. But its better than a Bravo or Octavia or any other Jap makes in the same Category. FYI this is Mr Karsono Kwee's car, i really liked the number plate lol! Its a real sneak peek as this car was still parked at the warehouse, after juz landed from port.
  18. Taken from AutoCar 19th July Issue: Britain's New GTi King : Scorching Astra thrashes Golf GTi and Megane Cup exerpts from the article regarding the new Astra VXR/OPC "The suspension is probably the Astra's finest moment. Thanks inpart to Vauxhall/Opel's German in-house tuning arm OPC, but mainly, you suspect, to the skills of Lotus, which was closely involved with the chassis from the beginning, this is arguably the most focused car ever to wear a Vauxhall/Opel badge" "behind the 225/40 ZR 18" CSC tyres nestle the biggest front brake discs (321 mm) to adorn any Vauxhall/Opel, even at the rear, it boasts dinner plate-sized 278mm discs. There is also anti-lock, ABD and Brake Assist for good measure" "on the move, the Astra is quick with a capital F, and has moves that are way beyond anything the Golf can muster, if not the Megane, a device fast enough to dispatch all but a very small number of so-called performance cars, only a well-driven Caterham or an EvoBishi with a Genuine nutter at the wheel would be quick enough to put clear air between themselves and the Astra" "the Golf is nowhere by comparison, featuring neither the straight line wallop nor the heroically well-tied down chassis composure of the Astra. Critically, the Golf doesn't even ride as smoothly as the Astra over tricky piece of road" "the Astra is appreciably neutral when cornering; 237bhp and fwd means torquesteer off the line" "the Megane's ride is too hard to the point of irritation on anything other than glass-smooth roads, and to begin with the steering feels too light, too darty, not feelsome enough and nowhere near as faithful to the Astra's" "there is something about the Renault that doesn't quite work overall. It's one of those strange hot hatches that's fast, very fast, but that's it. There's not really a whole lot more to it's vocabulary -- and therefore appeal-- than sheer pace. In the end, it trails the others (Golf and Astra) by some margin" "the Golf is the most complete package here, true, but in this instance complete packaging can take a hike. real hot hatches, ones that we remember fondly for year to come, are meant to look good, go like clappers, handle and ride beautifully enough to make you weep-- and blow cars as sensible and complete as the new Golf GTi into the weeds. Torquesteer and all, that's precisely what the Astra does. Which is why it wins, easily" Opel/Vauxhall Astra OPC/VXR 0-62mph 6.2sec Power 237bhp Torque 236lb/ft power to weight 170bhp per tonne 4 cyls in line 1998cc, turbo 6 speed manual Front MachPherson Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar Rear Torsion beam, coil springs Front brakes 321mm bentilated discs Rear brakes 278mm ventilated discs Wheels 8JX 18in alloy Airbags Driver, passenger, side and curtain Stability Control Yes Traction Control Yes Brake Assist Yes
  19. [extract] Opel has installed the Start/Stop technology on the Astra ecoFlex, further enhancing the hatchback
  20. Opel has pulled the curtains off the new 2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer, ahead of a planned public debut at the Paris Motor Show in October. Along with the car, Opel is introducing a new 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces either 118 horsepower or 138 horsepower. Eight different petrol and diesel engines will be available on the Sports Tourer. At the top of the diesel lineup is a 2.0-liter CDTI unit that delivers 158 hp and up to 380Nm of torque when the overboost function is enabled. Transmission options include a six speed manual and a six speed automatic gearbox. Cars with the manual transmission will get an indicator light that inform the driver of the most fuel efficient shift points. Start/Stop will also be used across the range to further aide fuel economy. Behind the C-pillar, the car has a roofline that is subtly tapered. This allows the car to maintain cargo space of 1,550 liters. With the rear seats down, the load length of the cargo area is a full 1,835mm, longer than the entire wheelbase of the Smart ForTwo. The Astra Sports Tourer is meant to share some of the same design features as the Opel Insignia.
  21. http://www.mycarforum.com/index.php?showto...p;#entry3432262 Any kind souls (Mods) willing to help me trf the thread to here? Tink i posted wrongly! Many thx!
  22. Hi members, Really keen on this machine and have test drove it. The automatic transmission cannot make it though. It's really jerky when it shifts, especially if you keep your feet on the accelerator . But the Easytronic is really cool and fun. Features are indeed comprehensive as well. My concerns: 1) Price - SGD 83K (Too high) 2) Maintenance - with digital equipment all over the car, quite worry about the servicing or replacement. Their wiper blades are proprietary as well. 3) Resale value? Will there be any? 4) Reliability Has anyone bought this car yet? Comments please. Thanks in advance.
  23. Opel introduces the Astra 4 door sedan... Wheelbase is identical to that of the Astra Estate instead of the hatchback. This is a good thing because the estate has a longer wheelbase than the hatchback, thus offers better rear legroom. But not sure if local dealer is bringing the sedan in... The sedan looks kind of big though.
  24. Received notice from SE that the launch of the Opel Astra 1.8A Sedan will be on 29 Mar 2009 from 1200H onwards at Leng Kee Showroom.... some pictures and review of car from its launch http://www.automotoportal.com/article/new-...nbul-motor-show
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