Opel has just introduced an upgraded version of its crossover/SUV Antara
which now offers a front-wheel drive system combined with a price saving of no less than 2,000 euros. According to an Opel statement released to the press, the FWD version comes with two engine configurations, namely the Common Rail Turbo diesel 2.0 CDTI with 93 kW/127 hp and the 2.4-liter gasoline with 130 kW/140 hp. As mentioned, prices of the FWD models are 2,000 euros less than the 4WD variants, with 25,970 euros for the gasoline and 27,880 euros for the diesel.
Starting mid-2009, Opel will also introduce an upgraded interior for all Antara variants, with Marocanna Fabric in black or beige without any extra cost, the carmaker mentioned in the statement. “The Cosmos trim level will offer a choice of black or beige leather as standard. In addition, linen beige will be a new color available as standard, starting in mid-2009,” it added.
Equipment levels are basically the same as on the four-wheel drive Antara, with heated front seats, electronic climate controls, leather steering wheel and 17-inch alloy wheels available as standard on the Edition Plus variant. “Trailer Stability Assist is another standard feature that reinforces the high value for money in the crossover vehicle,” Opel added, praising the amount of standard equipment installed on this model.
According to figures provided by Opel, the 2.0 CDTI engine has an average fuel consumption of 7.3 liters per 100 km and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in no less than 11.5 seconds. On the other hand, the 2.4-liter gasoline engine has a fuel consumption of 9.3 l/100km while the 0 to 100km/h acceleration is done in about 11.6 seconds.❐
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