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New Opel Antara Facelift Photos Released Ahead of Geneva

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Late last year, German automaker Opel revealed that its Antara crossover has received a mild facelift for the 2011 model year, and yesterday confirmed it will bring that revised version to the upcoming Geneva Auto Show next month. Today, Opel has released a new image gallery of the vehicle, emphasizing on its accentuated design with new front face, new engines and modified interior.

The revised powertrain line-up consists of two diesel units and one gasoline variant, all meeting Euro 5 emissions standards, and coupled with two available transmissions – a six-speed manual and an automatic - also re-engineered.

In terms of performance, the Antara facelift models will come with two new 2.2 CDTI variants with 163 hp (6.3 l/100km; 167 g/km CO2; 0-100km/h in 9.9 sec; top speed 189 km/h) and 184 hp (6.6 l/100km; 175 g/km CO2; 0-100km/h in 9.6 sec; top speed 200 km/h), and a new 2.4 ECOTEC gasoline variant with 167 hp (8.8 l/100km; 206 g/km CO-2; 0-100km/h in 10.5 sec; top speed 190 km/h).

Refinements to the chassis and active safety include improvements to the ABS system and the standard fitting of Hill Start Assist (HSA) which prevents roll-back when driving away on grades.

Styling wise, the exterior of the SUV has been enhanced with the addition of chrome bezels for the fog lights, new, front grill and modified rear lights. Inside the car, Opel has used new, upscale trim and upholstery, instruments with new graphics, a re-designed center console with extra storage solutions and an elegant leather trim option dubbed Light Titanium.

Opel aims to sell more than 15,000 units of the Antara facelift in its debut year 2011, and annual sales of 20,000 form then on, with the biggest seller expected to be the 163 hp diesel variant. The base price for the new Antara facelift was set at EUR26,780 ($36,555 at the current exchange rate).

autoevolution will be attending the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.

 
 
 
 
 

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