The 2016 Opel Astra made its world-debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month and the launch and reception of the vehicle is paramount to Opel’s future success. It is, after all, the linchpin of Opel’s grand plans to introduce a flurry of new models between 2016 and 2022. But you’ve heard all that already.
Today, we finally know the price of Opel’s game-changing vehicle. The 2016 Opel Astra equipped with the 100 hp 1.4L all-aluminum gas engine will start at 17,260 euros ($19,300 USD), which includes additional fees like RRP & VAT in Germany.
Those in the market for Opel’s highly praised 105 hp 1.0L three-cylinder EcoTec engine with direct injection will have to fork out an extra 700 euros (780 USD), while those after a diesel will need to drop a full 20,260 euros ($22,660 USD) to get into the 95 hp 1.6L CDTI (which is offered with two more outputs up to 136 hp).
That might seem pricey, but Opel says the starting price for the diesel is a full 650 euros cheaper than the last generation model.
The company also says the Astra K’s ultra-modern production methods and high-quality materials bring up its fit and finish, which positively impacts resale value, and it predicts residual value is more than five percent higher than the current model; the 1.6L CDTI Business is up 6.4 percent over a three-year period and 90,000 km, which could save owners up to €2,264 ($2,532 USD).
Opel seems to think the Astra is priced to sell, but we won’t know for sure until it hits the market in November 2015. Then again, 30,000 pre-orders is surely a positive sign.