The fourth and final variant of the J generation currently on the market developed by Opel is now out in the open. To be more precise, we are talking about a four-door Opel Astra sedan.
The carmaker revealed now more details for the ones interested. The new Astra sedan is now actually an affordable alternative to sedans from the mod-size segment. According to Opel, the model is expected to be very well received on markets like Spain and Germany, but it will also be sold in Eastern and Central Europe, mainly in Turkey and Russia. In this rhythm Europe may become the main market with up to 3.4 million vehicles sold in 2014. In terms of engine performance, the carmaker offers the Astra sedan with seven options for the engine. Four of them are gasoline capable of developing outputs between 100 horsepower and 180 horsepower and three diesel units that are capable of developing somewhere between 95 horsepower and 130 horsepower.
To be more specific, two of the gasoline ones are very efficient 1.7-liter CDTI units also found in the Astra sedan ecoFLEX models that feature a Start/Stop system and other efficiency enhancing elements. The total power produced goes up from 110 horsepower to 130 horsepower.
There are no specific details on the CO2 emission level, but one of the engines might produce 99g/km and 3.7-liter/100 km fuel consumption. Now, the power produced by three of the gasoline engines will be sent to the wheels through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It seems that Opel will present its new Astra sedan for the first time to the public at the 2012 Auto Salon that will take place in August in Moscow. The Western European customers can start ordering their own units.
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