The Fourth variant of the Opel Astra is a Four-door sedan. It joins the family of five-door hatchback, the Sports Tourer station wagon and the racy GTC coupe, and introduces an alternative for those who doesn’t need a big sedan, but appreciate a bit more luggage space than the hatchback version. The hatchback Astra is a cute car though. The sedan, well, isn’t.
Apart from the new trunk, the rest of the car is the same as the hatchback, but somehow it doesn’t look just as balanced and well proportioned. The Astra sedan offers a wheel base of 2,685 mm, and a boot with 460 liters of volume – 90 liters more than the five-door model. By folding the 60:40 split rear bench flat the luggage volume can be increased up to a maximum of 1,010 liters, more than enough to take care of your family needs.
Features of the exterior we can mention include the steeply raked rear screen, the integrated deck spoiler, and the broad sweep of the sculpted bumper. The taillights are also modeled on the hatchback, but look a bit too big for the car’s size.
The Astra sedan will launch with no less than seven engines; four gasoline units (74 kW/100 hp to 132 kW/180 hp), of which three can be combined with a six-speed automatic and three diesel engines (70 kW/95 hp to 96 kW/130 hp). The most economical model which will probably be the most popular is the 1.7 CDTI ecoFLEX with start/stop, which manages to do 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers. This is equivalent to only 99g/km CO2 emissions.
From the notable features of the car we can mention Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL+) with bi-xenon headlamps and adaptive FlexRide chassis system.