Is the new Astra out of this world?

The Ford Focus and VW Golf have a big rival on their hands in the shape of the all-new Opel Astra

8th November, 2015
The new Opel Astra darts into sharp corners eagerly and is genuinely one of the better cars to drive in the segment

A while ago, I marvelled at the operation of the automatic headlights in a Mercedes-Benz S-Class as I negotiated the back roads of West Cork in the midst of winter. Not only did the car sense dusk and switch the lights on, but they also had the ability to automatically toggle between full beam and dipped beam as oncoming traffic was detected. Everyone I demonstrated this technology to agreed that it was indeed science fiction...

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