2010 Opel Astra Rolled Out
According to a press release issued today by the American company, the car will be offered with a choice of several new engines, including 1.4- and 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol units.
Specifically, the European version will include both gasoline and diesel units, with the entry-level equipped with a 1.4-liter naturally-aspirated configuration. A 1.6-liter Turbo powerplant developing 180 horsepower is also available. Fuel consumption is one of the main attributes of the refreshed Astra range, with the 1.4-liter unit capable of achieving a saving of up to 8 percent compared to the naturally-aspirated 1.6 unit offered on the current-generation Astra.
Diesels are also included in the range, with the 1.3-, 1.7- and 2.0-liter turbocharged powerplants developing a maximum output of 95 to 160 horsepower. Furthermore, Opel might also launch an ecoFLEX configuration a few months after the official launch of the model.
Similar to the current-generation Opel Astra, the revised model will be offered in a five-door bodystyle, with a three-door configuration likely to join the range a few months later. An OPC flavor is also expected, as well as a four-door sedan and station wagon in late 2010 or early 2011. A coupe-cabriolet with a retractable hardtop is also on the table but, given the current market conditions, don't be surprised if it's going to bite the dust even before entering production.
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