Test Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 HP AT6, making merits

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVThis week we tested the Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 HP AT6, belonging to the fifth generation of the compact German. This model was presented at the iaa in Frankfurt 2015, and it was a major change from its predecessor. In fact, each succeeding generation of the Astra seems to reinvent to continue in good standing in one of the disputed markets. For all is known, the rivalry in the segment C and the Astra takes giving war a quarter of a century.

Was in 1991, when it came to the Opel Astra F, the first generation that came to replace the Opel Kadett, and would have a good reception. So much has been so 25 years later, the Astra K is the doors of the podium in sales in its segment. In 2016 goes slightly behind SEAT Leon, Volkswagen Golf and Peugeot 308, but in the German brand are optimistic. Do not forget that the Astra takes sold more than 10 million units since its launch.

As a curious note, the new Opel Astra has been recently named Car of the Year in Europe by 2016. It bore the prestigious “Car of the Year 2016” ahead of rivals such as the Volvo XC90, the Mazda MX-5 or Audi A4. What is certain is that we had curiosity by re-testing the Astra. And I say return, because we turn to his national presentation to the beginning of the year. Although on that occasion it was a contact rather fleeting and now we can thoroughly analyze this model.

Design continuity but improved

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVThe first time I was shown the Opel Astra 2016 many tagged him as a continuation of. In paragraph aesthetic seemed quite similar to the previous generation, and for this reason came a few complaints. We we want to break a lance in favor of of the new compact because, in person, the changes are more evident and clearly make the renewal. In addition, if something works, why change it? There is a 360-degree turn in the design of the Astra, but yes a few subtle modifications that will be the key.

If we look closely, this Astra seems to be rejuvenated, sports a more youthful image and it feels good. This effect is achieved thanks to a few of the ways more sharp and a few traits that are good seem to be inherited from the prototype Monza. The front is probably the area that is most similar to the previous generation. And still we see differences. Two veins cross the hood down and get to the grill, crossed by two strips with chrome and with the insignia of the lightning bolt in the center.

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVheadlights is one of the elements that the more personality you bring to the set. In our unit we have LED technology Intellilux, then speak carefully. In addition to these attractive optical, you will also find at the bottom of the bumper with the fog lights, located on either side. The side is extended a line of chrome that draws your silhouette for the top. In our unit we also highlight the 17-inch wheels, which will be in the list of optional equipment.

Although one of the components that achieve the aesthetic renewal of the Opel Astra this is the C-pillar. Like other models, it points to the fashion of the pillar, floating, an optical effect is achieved by painting in black this area, in a way that contrasts with the body color. The result is quite satisfying and increase personality. A drop ceiling fairly accused ends up in a lag behind more modern. Here you will find a bezel quite narrow and a few new drivers rear LED with the form of the ‘L’ down and that we feel a great.

Inside very technological

prueba-opel-astra-rec-13, Even if the outer appearance of the Astra we talked of renewal, when we get to your cabin we must speak of revolution. The interior is one of the strongest points of the compact due to its complete equipment and technological endowment outstanding for a vehicle of its class. One of the first things that draws attention is that it has reduced the number of buttons and is now more clean and clear than before. In the center stands the 7-inch touch screen, which integrates the multimedia system IntelliLink 4.0.

We assume the good work of this system, which stands out for being intuitive, that is, by its rapidity of response and by its multiple options of connectivity with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Although if we talk about connectivity it would not be fair not to talk of the Opel OnStar. This system will be at our disposal for tasks as disparate as download a route without having to touch the screen, or the alert in case of an accident with the touch of a button. Something like a guardian angel that works 24/7 and that will be a differential element.

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVAnother aspect to not forget if you have seen the ads of Opel Astra in television is the Wi-Fi. In finishes higher, we will have speeds close to 4G for up to 7 different devices. Very useful when we lose the hedging in a mountain pass. If you continue to talk about details that make the difference appear headlights matrix LED Intellilux. In the automatic mode are able to illuminate the road in a smart way, detecting the cars that come in and adapt its lighting to not deslumbrarles. It will be an effect almost hypnotic to watch as they move. In addition to have a price of only 850 euros, much to consider.

we Follow the long list of equipment of the Opel Astra naming their prominent systems security. In our finished Excellence (the highest range) includes serial Opel Eye. Thanks to this security camera, we will enjoy the braking, automatic emergency, assistant of maintenance of a road, or a reader of signs. In addition, the our has car parking system automatic alert and dead angle. The adaptive cruise control will be activated from the steering wheel, which we found somewhat saturated of buttons.

In the interior of the Astra is merged technology and quality, which have greatly improved the materials used. In the dashboard we will find plastics soft and good touch that will be mixed with the moldings Piano Black, so fashionable lately. The aesthetic result is good, but will get dirty more easily. steering Wheel and seats are wrapped in leather and have an excellent finish, while the doors we find hardest materials and of worse quality.

Good habitability

prueba-opel-astra-rec-14In a vehicle of the C-segment-size does matter, a lot. That’s why we are surprised that the new Opel Astra were smaller than the previous. With 4,37 meters long, 1,81 m wide and 1,51 m high; we didn’t realize that was 5 centimeters shorter and 2.6 inches lower. However, this will not impact on the habitability interior, but rather the opposite, as we find rather more space than they had before. This is achieved thanks to a redistribution of the passenger compartment.

The squares front are like cinema seating both for size and for comfort. The fault of the ergonomic seats that mounted our unit, that have obtained the certification AGR German. As a summary we will tell that have settings electrical memory and which are heated and ventilated. Oh, and they have a function massage for the driver who will be of help for the return home in the days more stressful.

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVIf we move to the rear we see that are not exactly small. The theory tells us that we have earned a 3.5 inches for the legs, and 2.2 cm of free height to the ceiling. What is certain is that note and allows you to travel to three adults provided the journey is not very long. The trunk will be one of the weak points of the Astra with 370 litres. This is somewhat below the average of the segment and with the seats folded increases up to 1,210 litres.

1.4 Turbo 150 HP AT6

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVWe dive into the bowels of our Opel Astra. Under the hood we find the engine of petrol 1.4 Turbo 150 CV. This is is an intermediate option in the range of gasoline. As access will be the three-cylinder 1.0 turbo 105 CV. We follow two 1.4 Turbo, one 125 HP, and the our with 150 HP. The top of range will be the 1.6 Turbo 200 HP, which still does not provide a version OPC. All will be manual except the three-cylinder engine that offers the change piloted Easytronic and the our, which offers an automatic gearbox torque converter.

For the part of the diesel, the engine 1.6 CDTi it was bid in versions of 110, 136 and 160 HP (with two turbos). But what interests us now will be our four-cylinder turbo that gets a power to take into account in spite of the reduced displacement. With 150 HP and 235 Nm, has a performance right, doing the 0 to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds and having a maximum speed of 215 km/h. But this would not be the aspect most important copper in the new Opel Astra.

Sensations at the wheel

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVWhat we want to check is if it really has improved their general behavior. If we begin with the mechanics we can say that the 1.4 Turbo we liked from the beginning. Their refinement is quite good and its flexibility remarkable. The power delivery is smooth and linear, working better from 2,000 rpm. In addition to we will have strength to spare to overtaking and other maneuvers. The balance will be the reference point and one of the main virtues of the engine.

His position to the point we can appreciate in details such as the boot. The Start&Stop works to the thousand wonders and also help us to save fuel, it also serves to give us an account of the the absence of vibrations and the low level of noise that reaches the interior. Here you can see the good work that has been done with the soundproofing, since you do not come too many noises while we rode on the road. Also influences its aerodynamics is one of the best in the segment, with a coefficient of 0,28 Cx.

Our unit carries the automatic 6-speed . A box torque converter that does not end of the stick with the mechanical. What is certain is that he had already tried the manual change with positive sensations, as I found it to be quite accurate. With the auto I don’t I end up finding, seems to me a little slow in some situations, taking too long to reduce gear for example. In this aspect say that not you would come evil with a ‘Sport mode’ to the box, in order to get a better performance on the whole.

More comfortable than sporty

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVOne of the most important aspects to dynamic level in the Opel Astra was the weight reduction. With the fifth generation forecast losses of between 120 and 200 kg depending on the version. Some impressive figures that will be felt from the very beginning at the wheel of the compact. The Astra now shows much more agile. has become a vehicle for more effective and takes advantage in the city or on twisty roads. In addition, we highlight the ease of driving, which provides, being a car suitable for all audiences.

Although it is clear that despite the reduction of weight is not a car with a sporty approach. In the Opel Astra awards on-board comfort and that we give account through their suspensions or their address. The suspensions are pretty soft and drain well irregularities. The address is somewhat soft, making it easier for us maneuvering, but miss something more than hardness and precision.

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVwe end the proof by saying that to save fuel with this mechanic you have to be careful with our right foot. The average total stood at 8,3 l/100km, although the majority of kilometres were done by secondary roads. On the highway, and more energy-efficient driving we have got around 5 litres, a remarkable figure bearing in mind that with the automatic change approvals 5.5 l/100km. The manual version will be more economical with 5,1 l/100km.

Conclusion

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CVThe fifth generation of the Opel Astra comes with improvements subtle but important. In paragraph aesthetic is quite continuity but there are differences that make it more modern and attractive. The interior will be its strong point, as the German brand has built a multitude of technologies being one of the most complete of the segment. In addition to the full equipment, the Astra will have a good occupancy in their seats, front and rear, although not going to stand out on its trunk.

Our mechanical 1.4 Turbo 150 HP AT6 is postulated as the intermediate option in the range of gasoline. The behavior of the engine is excellent for refinement and response, although I would prefer manual transmission, since the automatic us not ends to fit together. Your weight reduction gets a behavior more dynamic and fuel consumption quite content if you’re looking for. In short, a vehicle is well balanced and suitable for anyone.

Equipment Opel Astra

Expression

Opel Astra Expression

  • steering Wheel adjustable in height and depth
  • Help the start slope
  • steel Wheels 15 inch with hubcaps and tires 195/65
  • Sensor, tire pressure
  • ISOFIX on rear outer seats
  • electric Windows front.
  • Air Conditioning
  • daytime Lighting LED
  • Radio R300 with AUX, USB and Bluetooth
  • Kit puncture

Selective

Opel Astra Selective

  • Equipment Expression
  • multifunction steering Wheel in leather
  • alloy Wheels 16 inch with tyres 205/55
  • center Console with cup holders and adjustable armrests
  • Four power windows
  • on-board Computer
  • cruise Control
  • front fog lamps
  • Radio IntelliLink 4.0 with 7″ touch screen, AUX, USB, Bluetooth, voice control, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

Dynamic

Opel Astra Dynamic

  • Equipment Selective
  • Opel OnStar
  • rear Suspension semi-independent (1.6 CDTi 136 HP and 1.4 T 150 HP)
  • Sport Mode
  • alloy Wheels of 17 inch with tires 225/45
  • Seats, front sport
  • Climate control bizona
  • rear headlights LED
  • Chrome exterior
  • rain Sensor and lights
  • interior Mirror photosensitive
  • Braking automatic emergency
  • Recognition of traffic signs
  • Lights short-long automatic
  • Warning forward collision with braking automatic

Excellence

Opel Astra Excellence

  • Equipment Selective
  • Opel OnStar
  • rear Suspension semi-independent (1.6 CDTi 136 HP and 1.4 Turbo 150 CV)
  • alloy Wheels of 17 inch with tires 225/45
  • electric parking Brake
  • Climate control bizona
  • rear headlights LED
  • Chrome exterior
  • rain Sensor and lights
  • interior Mirror photosensitive
  • Braking automatic emergency
  • Recognition of traffic signs
  • Lights short-long automatic
  • Warning forward collision with braking automatic
  • lumbar Adjustment on driver’s seat.
  • exterior Mirrors-folding electric

Price of Opel Astra in Spain

Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV

Engine Change Finish Price
Engine Change Finish Price
1.0 Turbo 105 CV Manual 5v Expression 18.850 €
1.0 Turbo 105 CV Manual 5v Selective 19.700 €
1.0 Turbo 105 CV Piloted 5v Selective 20.400 €
1.4 Turbo 125 CV Manual 6v Selective 20.200 €
1.6 CDTi 95 CV Manual 6v Selective 20.650 €
1.6 CDTi 110 CV Manual 6v Selective 21.000 €
1.0 Turbo 105 CV Manual 5v Dynamic 21.550 €
1.4 Turbo 125 CV Manual 6v Dynamic 22.050 €
1.4 Turbo 150 CV Manual 6v Dynamic 22.550 €
1.6 Turbo 200 HP Manual 6v Dynamic 24.350 €
1.6 CDTi 110 CV Manual 6v Dynamic 22.850 €
1.6 CDTi 136 HP Manual 6v Dynamic 23.450 €
1.6 CDTi 160 CV Manual 6v Dynamic 24.050 €
1.4 Turbo 125 CV Manual 6v Excellence 22.850 €
1.4 Turbo 150 CV Manual 6v Excellence 23.350 €
1.4 Turbo 150 CV AT 6v Excellence 24.750 €
1.6 Turbo 200 HP Manual 6v Excellence 25.150 €
1.6 CDTi 110 CV Manual 6v Excellence 23.650 €
1.6 CDTi 136 HP Manual 6v Excellence 24.250 €
1.6 CDTi 136 HP AT 6v Excellence 25.650 €
1.6 CDTi 160 CV Manual 6v Excellence 24.850 €

the Opinion of the editor

Pros

  • Refinement of the engine 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
  • More agile thanks to the reduction of weight
  • complete Equipment and a lot of technology

Cons

  • Design of a continuation of the
  • Better with the manual change
  • Trunk below the segment

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Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
Prueba Opel Astra 1.4 Turbo 150 CV
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