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autoviva2010-12-06 15:57:58

Opel presents facelifted Antara

Opel presents facelifted Antara

Opel has performed a visual and technological facelift on its compact crossover: Antara. The refreshed model comes with new styling but also with a new lineup of engines.

According to the German brand the Antara meets the consumers’ demands in terms of design, driving dynamics, economy and functionality. Besides the exterior design upgrade, the interior has also been enhanced in terms of functionality, look and feel.

The new range of engines includes a newly developed common-rail diesel engine with 2.2-liters displacement and a 2.4-liter gasoline engine. The 2.2-liter diesel is available in two output levels: 120 kW/163 hp and 135 kW/184 hp. The gasoline engine has an output of 167 hp. The 163 hp diesel and the gasoline-powered model are available with front or all-wheel drive and with manual or automatic six-speed transmission.

Compared to the older versions, the new engines saw their agility and driving dynamics increase, while the fuel consumption and emissions have been reduced. All of the engines are Euro 5 compliant.

On the 184 hp diesel version the all-wheel drive system comes as standard and customers can choose between a manual and an automatic transmission. To match the new engines, the newly tuned chassis offers a combination of dynamic handling and suspension comfort.

In terms of exterior design, the updated Antara features a newly designed front grille with the trademark Opel chrome bar, new fog lamps, adapted underride protection, modified rear lights and large-format, 19-inch alloy wheels.

Inside has been fitted with new paneling and upholstery materials, optimized instrument graphics, a new center console, additional storage space as well as elegant interior lighting.

“The new Antara combines the looks of a sporty off-roader with urban chic. It is practical, functional and equipped with state-of-the-art technology,” says Alain Visser, Vice President Marketing, Sales & Aftersales. “You really notice that it has undergone a major character change. With completely new engines and a newly tuned chassis, the car has become much more dynamic and more comfortable. In short: it offers clear added value in terms of driving pleasure.”

Antara 2.4 AWDAntara 2.4 AWD
145 cu in
Top Speed
116 mph
6, Manual
Maximum power
167 hp @ 6400 rpm
Fuel consumption (combined)
25.85 US MPG
annual ownership cost




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