The 2016 Opel Astra is nearly here, as the latest compact car from the brand will officially debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show taking place September 17 through 27. Leading up the car’s debut, Opel has been reminding us the latest Astra will not only be on par with the best of compact cars, it will raise expectations for the entire segment.
Opel has detailed how it intends to do that through the bountiful amount of safety features and technology.
Foremost, at the front of the vehicle, the latest generation Opel Eye camera will be equipped, sitting as a central point for a host of collision-avoidance technologies. The Opel Eye camera gives the Astra’s Traffic Sign Assist, Following Distance Indicator, Headway Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Collision Mitigation Braking and more, life.
Although the 2016 Astra will be packed with these active safety and driver assistants, Opel says it hasn’t forgotten that things can go awry. That’s why the brand says this latest-generation Astra was engineered and designed with collisions in mind.
Opel calls it the “comprehensive passive safety concept.” What that means is the engineers behind the 2016 Astra created the body of the car to withstand deformations in the event of a collision. High-strength steel and energy absorption zones help withstand impacts, working in concert with the rigid passenger cell.
A value proposition? It seems to be so.