The new Opel Astra has much more to it than you would expect out of a vehicle in its class; the IntelliLux LED Matrix headlamps, the Ergonomic Wellness Seats, and – a rather unique manufacturer accessory – the AirWellness Aroma System.
“Our unique aroma system is a perfect fit to our quantum-leap Astra. It fills the car with a wonderful scent. For instance, Balancing Green Tea is very relaxing and together with options like the massage seats, creates a completely new driving feeling,” says Opel Chief Marketing Office Tina Müller. “And for those who prefer a more masculine scent, we also offer Energizing Dark Wood.”
Why an aroma system, you ask? Well, most of us use some sort of method to add a pleasant scent to not just our rides, but our homes too, right? And Opel wants the Astra to be more than just your car, it wants the Astra to be where you feel at ease. Here’s how Opel puts it:
“Climb in and feel at home: while the new Opel Astra’s athletic exterior design conveys sportiness and lightness, the interior of the youngest generation of the compact class bestseller is a warm and welcoming personal wellness oasis.”
The AirWellness aroma system is a step-up from the Little Trees car-freshner and Febreze car vent clips. It was developed exclusively for the Astra, and is the product of a year’s work of Opel marketing experts, engineers, and the French perfume company Azur Fragrances. The system costs 44.90 euros, and can be easily mounted on the center console with the PowerFlex adaptor, priced at 80 euros. It is then filled with scent pads, which costs 7.99 euros for a set of four, and are electrically warmed by five volts, releasing the fragrance into the cabin.