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autoviva2015-05-06 10:58:24

Opel launching new Astra in Frankfurt

Fifth generation of the model was created from scratch with special focus on efficiency

New generation Astra will focus on efficiency

The fifth generation of the Opel AstraAstraOpel AstraGermany, 1991 > present5 series
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already has a scheduled date for launch. Following more than eight decades of tradition when it comes to compact family models, the German brand will introduce the new Astra at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The announcement was made by  OpelOpelOpelGermany, 1863 > present85 models
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Group CEO, Karl-Thomas Neumann who revealed that the new model will come with advanced 'design', maximum efficiency and many innovations.

Created from scratch, Neumann says that the highest priority when it came to the development of the new Astra generation was to create a more efficient vehicle in all areas.

The space is tapped efficiently with a body that will have reduced exterior dimensions by comparison with the current generation, cabin space will increase noticeably. The weight reduction achieved by Opel engineers will also be felt on the car's dynamic and fuel consumption reduction.

The latest generation of engines from Opel will be exclusively equipping the new Astra, which is an important point of the renewal strategy of the brand that started just over a year.

The tradition of Opel when it comes to compact models goes back to the KadettKadettOpel KadettGermany, 1936 > 19997 series
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. Together with the Astra 24 million units of the two models have been produced, forming a core on the German brand range. As in previous generations, Opel promises that the new Astra will raise the bar when it comes to areas such as safety, comfort and efficiency.

Already guaranteed is the integration of the new Opel OnStar system wich offers real time continuous assistance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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