Opel hopes to have a new breadwinner on its hands in the 2016 Astra. And, news from the brand points out the 2016 Opel Astra has bested competition to become best-in-class for total cost of ownership.
The total cost of ownership was broken down through four variables: fuel economy, service intervals, residual value and purchase price.
When looking at fuel economy, the 2016 Astra, when equipped with the 1.6-liter CDTI diesel engine, merely sips 3.4 liters every 100 kilometers. That’s under one gallon of diesel fuel for every 62 miles. Combining this engine with the Astra’s newfound weight savings and smart aerodynamics, the car earns bragging rights.
Opel also proclaims the 2016 Astra to have the lowest maintenance in its class, with service intervals arriving every 30,000 kilometers, or 18,461 miles. The interval makes for the longest in the segment between service costs and maintenance.
One of the largest factors is the car’s increase in residual value, though. Calculations show the value to increase five percent over the outgoing Astra, and the 1.6-liter equipped model adds 10.9 percent to the Astra’s value. After three years and 90,000 kilometers, or 55,923 miles, owners can expect to save €3,188, or $3,597 USD.
Finally, Opel has priced the 2016 Astra aggressively, with some variants of the car ringing in €5,000, or $5,641 USD, cheaper than the competition. Even with the 2016 Astra’s new luxury goodies, including the ergonomic wellness seats, IntelliLux matrix headlights and more, the car still arrives €1,500, or $1,692 USD, less expensive than its competitors.
And, as Opel loves to point out, that’s saving a lá Astra.