Opel Astra sedan heading to SA

By admin
23 August 2013

Opel has announced that the sedan version of its Astra range is due to arrive in South Africa in October.

The newcomer has a boot that measures 460 litres, which is 90 litres more than the hatchback. By folding the 60:40 split rear seat, its maximum utility space grows to 1 010 litres.

The range will be made up of the 1,6 Essentia, 1,4 Turbo Essentia, 1,4 Turbo Essentia AT and the range-topping 1,6 Turbo Cosmo. The entry-level naturally aspirated 1,6-litre engine found in the Essentia model has a power output of 85 kW and torque of 155 Nm at 4 000 r/min.

The turbocharged 1,4-litre engine delivers 103 kW and 200 Nm, while the force-fed 1,6-litre unit pushes out 132 kW and 230 Nm.

Specifications should be similar to the hatchback which could include an audio system with radio, CD and auxiliary connection, air-conditioning, a multitude of airbags, Isofix anchorages and central locking, all as standard.

Pricing will be made available closer to the local launch date.

- Wilmer Müller 

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