Astra saloon spearheads Opel's updated new line

Opel's Astra is about three years old now, and so it's time for a bit of mid-life nip and tuck, writes Shane O'Donoghue.

1st September, 2012
The Opel Astra 1.7 CDTi saloon: its suspension deftly absorbs poor road surfaces.

Opel's Astra is about three years old now, and so it's time for a bit of mid-life nip and tuck. The engine line-up has been tweaked with more efficiency and more performance available at opposite ends of the range, while the designers have rejigged the face of the car to include a grille with more flair and other detail changes. Technologies previously available only on Opel's largest cars have filtered down to the Astra too,...

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