Opel is all set to take the 2012 Moscow Auto Salon by storm with its newest Astra sedan model. The 2013 Opel Astra sedan is a valuable addition to the Astra line-up as it would help in the makers’ market expansion towards the East. 2013 Opel Astra sedan is set to be launched alongside the GTC version, OPC version and the hatchback. Let us have a closer look at the 2013 Opel Astra sedan in this review.
2013 Opel Astra Sedan Features
2013 Opel Astra sedan borrows heavily from the hatchback version but gives it a more stylish and elegant look. The stylish lamps at the rear are augmented by the Opel emblem. While the raked rear screen defines the rear end, broad sweep and integrated deck spoiler adorn the bumper. 2013 Opel Astra sedan sports 2685mm wheelbase – the one found in the hatchback version.
The long roofline has also been borrowed from the hatchback. 2013 Opel Astra also sports a spoiler in boot lid. High-end engineering in Rüsselsheim gives 2013 Opel Astra sedan an edge over most sedans in this segment. The Astra notchback sports subtle crease that not only adds width but also avoids impression of bulkiness that the driver may face while driving.
Measuring 4658x1814x1476mm, the 2013 Opel Astra sedan offers generous trunk space (460 liters that is more than the 5-door hatchback by 90 liters).
With the rear seats folded, 2013 Opel Astra offers 1010L cargo space.
2013 Opel Astra comes with a series of seven engines to choose from. Out of the seven choices, four are gasoline units that render power output in the range of 100hp to 180hp. The rest three engines are diesel engines that render output between 95hp and 130hp. 2013 Opel Astra 1.7 CDTI ecoFlex model comes with start/stop system that cuts down on fuel consumption by 3.7 liters every 100 km of the journey (almost equal to 99g of CO2 per km).
It is expected that a 4-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L SIDI EcoTec petrol engine will also be available soon after the launch. As the 2013 Opel Astra sedan is targeted at the European market, it totally meets the European taxation laws for CO2 emission.
2013 Opel Astra will give tough competition to the likes of Mazda 3 sedan, Buick Encore and Ford Focus.
Availability & Price
2013 Opel Astra is set to be launched at the Moscow Auto Salon to be held in August 2012. Its price has not been announced yet.
2013 Opel Astra is a premium sedan that comes with all the modern and high-tech features amenities in a stylish body. It is sure to serve the needs of those who do not want to be categorized as the less privileged for not being able to afford a luxury car. 2013 Opel Astra sedan comes cheaper than most premium range sedans. Hence, it is an affordable and elegant choice.
It is presumably the most affordable sedan in four-door mid-size sedan segment. 2013 Opel Astra will expand Opel’s reach to potential markets in Turkey and Russia. Once the markets here are injected with demands for new Opel Astra sedan, Opel’s expansion to the east will no longer remain a distant dream. This initiative has been taken to feed the Eastern markets that are hungry for small cars