Opel has prided itself on the success of the 2016 Astra after winning numerous awards and registering 350,000 sold ordered since it went on sale in 2015. But, one feature in particular, is making quite a splash for the brand. That would be the IntelliLux LED Matrix lighting system.
The system consists of 16 LED lights that consistently adapt to changing conditions. For example, upon exiting an urban area, high beams are automatically applied. However, individual LEDs can shut themselves off when a camera detects light sources from oncoming traffic. The end result is “cutting out” light around other vehicles to prevent obstruction of vision.
Consumers quite like it, too, with one in three Astras ordered with the IntelliLux LED lighting system in Germany. In Switzerland, 45 percent of buyers opt for it and 40 percent choose it in Austria. Norway reigns supreme, though, with 84 percent of new Astras ordered with the IntelliLux system.
“We are obviously delighted with the success of the IntelliLux LED matrix light. It is further proof that our principle of democratizing technology by providing innovative and affordable solutions is finding its mark with the customers. I must compliment our engineers on this highly effective system that provides outstanding night time performance enhancing safety for the driver and those around them,” said Opel Vice President Sales & Aftersales Peter Christian Küspert.
The system won’t stop here. Opel plans to introduce the next generation of IntelluLux LED Matrix lighting on the 2018 Opel Insignia Grand Sport, which will incorporate 32 LEDs over just 16 for more precise adaptation.