The Opel Antara is a compact sport Utility vehicle (Suv) is produced under the marque German Opel since 2006. The Antara, based on the platform Theta, participating in the foundation and its powertrains with the Chevrolet Captiva. However, it gives only five seats instead of seven, and different design on the outside and the inside. In the United Kingdom, the car is sold as the Vauxhall Antara, in Australasia, car is badged as the Holden Captiva 5 and in United States and Canada it had been sold as the Saturn Vue. The Opel Antara was marketed as GMC Terrain in the Middle East, & Organisations Winstorm MaXX South Korea, and as the Chevrolet Captiva Sport in the Americas.
The first Antara first three-door Opel Antara GTC (Gran Turismo Crossover) concept car, unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Opel Antara GTC is based on 5-seater Chevrolet T2X concept. A similar 2-door concept was later displayed inf January 2006 New York International Auto Show as the Saturn PreVue. Antara is a long-term production four-door five seater car, similar to the Chevrolet S3X and the closely related Chevrolet Captiva.
Opel Antara Engine
The front-wheel drive “Green Line’ gasoline/electric hybrid uses the same mild BAS Hybrid system with a 2.4-liter engine as the first generation Vue. Software and optimisations have been smooth operation while also improving fuel economy. The EPA standards, the Vue is listed at 25 U.S. MPG (9.4 km L/100) / 32 U.S. MPG (7.4 km L/100) city / highway. Saturn dropped the “Green Line ” badge for 2009 in favor of the” Hybrid “. A full hybrid model featuring two-mode GM system that was introduced in the 2009 model year. This would be combined with an electric motor with direct injection version of the V6 3.6-liter engine provides the effect of combined of 262 horsepower (195 kW) and 250 pound-feet (340 N · m) of torque. This version was to have kept 3,500-pound (1600 kg) towing capacity level of 3.6-liter and would use different 2MT70 the automatic transmission and variable. Saturn is also expected to release a plug-in hybrid version of the two-mode hybrid platform for model year 2010. This was to have been the first plug-in hybrid system offered as original equipment
Opel Antara Safety
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHS) given model year 2008, its Top Safety Pick after the receipt of the general good points in both front and side impact tests.