The 2016 Opel Astra hopes to make a big splash within the European auto market, and Opel is betting big on its success. Following the announcement of the 2016 Opel Astra hatchback, Opel has officially opened order books for the 2016 Astra Sports Tourer.
The 2016 Astra Sports Tourer will start at €18,260, or $20,757 USD, with the base 1.4-liter engine, and carries over each and every technology and innovation found in the Astra K hatchback. Furthermore, the 1.6-liter Bi-Turbo CDTI diesel engine, currently reserved for the Astra, will also be available in Sports Tourer form. The 1.6-liter produces a hefty 258 lb-ft of torque at merely 1,500 RPM, and is coupled with 160 hp to scoot the Astra Sports Tourer around town. Pricing for the Bi-Turbo diesel starts at €24,950, or $28,388 USD.
For those looking for regular petrol power, the all-new 1.6-liter EcoTec turbo four will deliver 200 hp and 221 lb-ft of torque, making the engine the most powerful in the Astra Sports Tourer range. Pricing for the 1.6-liter turbo begins at €26,910, or $30,618 USD. Opel will also offer a 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine with a €700 up-charge.
“Our new Astra represents a quantum leap in the compact class. The Sports Tourer and the 5-door variant both offer numerous high-tech features from higher segments as standard or as an option. Now both models can be ordered and come with exemplary value for money, which is typical for Opel,” enthused Peter Christian Küspert, Vice President Sales & Aftersales Opel Group.
Expect an Astra sedan to follow closely behind the hatchback and Sports Tourer variants in the near future. In the meantime, we’ll ponder whether Buick is ready for a Sports Tourer itself …