The all new Opel Astra will be coming to Ireland this October, but what can we expect from the 11th generation hatchback?
The Opel Astra has been a solid performer across the Opel range, so what has the brand new 2015 version got to offer? The first thing you’ll notice is the Astra has bucked the trend of bigger is better, and is actually a shorter and lower car.
Despite this, it actually leaves more room in the interior, with about 35mm extra leg room now available in the back seat. You can comfortably fit a 6 foot adult to sit behind a similar sized driver. The smaller size is all good news for the green energy generation, as well as those who are looking to save on fuel consumption. It’s up to 200kg lighter, helping the Astra run much more efficiently. It also has a larger boot for extra storage, with a 370 litre storage capacity.
You’ll also notice the new design. It’s got a new classy look, with a redesigned front end giving it a modern, sleek look. It also includes new LED headlights, which adjust automatically when approaching other traffic & pedestrians.
The new Opel Astra will also debut the new “OnStar” technology, designed with your safety & comfort in mind. If one of your airbags deploys Opel OnStar will be alerted automatically and attempt to contact the vehicle. If no response is recorded, OnStar will contact the emergency services and send them to the vehicles location.
This is just one of the services OnStar will supply. If you need any road side assistance or emergency services, OnStar will be there to help.
On top of this the new IntelliLink Infotainment System will appear in the new Opel Astra. Android Auto & Apple CarPlay are now compatible with the system, allowing you to connect your smartphone to your car. You can now avail of Apps like Google Maps, WhatsApp, Skype and Spotify. These features can be accessed via the 8-inch touchscreen in the centre console, through the remote control on the steering wheel or even via voice control.
Get in touch with Sandyford Motor Centre if you’ve any queries about the new Opel Astra. As always we’ve a quality range of Opel’s available from our dealership in South Dublin. So stop by our premises today and talk to our friendly staff who’ll be happy to help you choose the perfect Opel for you.