The Opel Astra is a small family car engineered and manufactured by the automaker German Opel since 1991 It is branded as Vauxhall Astra in the United Kingdom and Excel XT Buick in China .. Holden Astra was the vic in Australia and New Zealand in 2009 because of the exchange rate in making the car uncompetitive, and was replaced by the Holden Cruz. It briefly returned to the market in Australia in 2012 as an Opel, but stopped after Opel left the country a year later. On 1 May 2014, Opel announced to send Astra GTC J and J Astra IOPC Holden badges Australia and New Zealand. Now Astra is built in Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and Poland as well as being assembled from complete knock down (CKD) kits in other countries.
Opel Astra (Naming Convention)
The Astra nameplate originates from Vauxhall who had manufactured and marketed the first generation of the Opel Kadett (the Kadett D (1979-1984) and Kadett E (1984-1991)) as Vauxhall Astra. The rest of GM Europe common policy model nomenclature in the early 1990s when the model names were the same in all markets regardless of whether the vehicle is sold as an Opel or Vauxhall.
Since 2009, there have been four generations of the Astra. In typical fashion for Opel they are designated the following publications Latin alphabet. The Opel’s official convention is that Astra is reasonable in the line Kadett, thus referring to the first generation of Opel Astra as the Astra F (the last Opel Kadett was the Kadett E). The another convention used by the GM starts with Astra A, to accept the notion that the Astra in a different way. Models sold as Vauxhall, Holden or Chevrolet have different designations generation point of the history of those nameplates in their home markets and their naming.
Opel Astra Engine
Engines are about 5 and 6 speed manual transmission, Easytronic the automatic gearbox language and 5 speed, and also 4 and 6 speed automatic transmission. In the beginning was the petrols 1.4 90 PS, 1.6 105 PS, 1.8 125 PS and new 2.0 Turbo engine with two versions: the 170 PS and 200 PS. Diesel amounted to 1.7 CDTI with 80 PS, 100 PS, and 1.9 CDTI engines with 120 and 150 PS. During the production of the engine got more power, such as 1.6, 1.8, 1.7, 1.9 and 2.0 Turbo with 240 PS launched in 2005 in IOPC / VXR version. 1.3 CDTI 90 PS introduced in 2005 and removed the 1.7 CDTI with 80 PS. After restyle at the end of 2006 / beginning of 2007, the launch of new engines: 1.6 Turbo engine with 180 PS which replace 2.0 Turbo with 170, and the 1.7 CDTI with 125 PS.
Opel Astra Safety
In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHS) crash tests the Astra Good general information on direct impacts, while side impacts it received a Marginal rating overall. Front and head up the curtain airbag and front seat-mounted torso airbag were standard.