The 2020 Opel Astra is a compact car/small family car engineered and manufactured by the German automaker Opel. The Vauxhall Astra is a sensible small family car that looks pretty stylish and is even quite good fun to drive, but alternatives are roomier and feel posher inside. The 2020 Vauxhall Astra is an excellent jack-of-all-trades, it’s comfortable, good to drive, comes with a decent amount of standard kit, and doesn’t cost a great deal to run.
The Elite Nav finish is designed with luxury and comfort, offering executive meeting rooms such as leather upholstery, heated seats, and even a heated steering wheel. Elite Nav and Ultimate Nav variants feature an eight-inch infotainment system with sat-nav and an eight-inch digital instrument cluster.
The recent launch of the Ultimate Nav look continues on the luxury shift, offering a remarkable amount of standard equipment – set includes leather upholstery, parking assist, heated rear seats, 18-inch alloys, LED matrix headlights, LED taillights, tinted rear window, sat-nav and a complete complement of driver assistance functions as part of Vauxhall’s Driving Assistance Pack.
2020 Opel Astra Interior
Vauxhall interiors are getting better and better, and the latest Astra is no exception. The Opel 2020 Astra offers a more interesting place to sit than many opponents, and there are many soft-touch materials to give a high quality. Like many car instrument panels these days, the Astras are dominated by a large touch screen that controls many of the on-board functions performing a good job. The screen is surrounded by classic piano black and bright chrome effects. With just a few physical buttons on the infotainment system and air conditioning controls lower on the dashboard, it’s neat and tidy.
Elite Nav and Ultimate Nav finishes get a new eight-inch digital instrument cluster in place. The Vauxhall Astra is offered in different trim levels. At entry-level you get 16-inch alloys, LED stop lights, air conditioning, DAB radio, a color screen, Bluetooth connection, cruise control, and electric front and rear windows.
2020 Opel Astra Engine
The new 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel engine from Badged Turbo D is available with 104 hp or 122 hp. Both have a six-speed manual gearbox as standard. Acceleration of 0-62 mph takes 10.2 seconds or 9.7 seconds respectively, while both can drive a top speed of at least 124 mph. The 122 hp version is offered for the first time with a nine-speed automatic transmission, but the acceleration is about half a second slower. The diesel provides a relaxed acceleration and feels thrust as soon as the equipment drives 1800 rpm. It is also quiet and gives the Astra a demeanor that may not be exciting, but is definitely relaxing.
Four petrol engines are available – three versions of the 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbo, and a single 1.4-liter with an automatic CVT gearbox. You can choose your 1.2-liter with 108 hp, 128 hp or 143 hp, and reduce the time from 0-62 mph from 9.8 seconds to 9.3 and then to 8.8 respectively, with an impressive top speed of 137 mph for such a small engine. The automatic 1.4-liter takes nine seconds.
2020 Opel Astra Safety
The Astra follows the modern trend for advanced crash avoidance technology that appears in mainstream cars. Each model gets familiar safety kit, such as six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounting, electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, tire pressure monitoring system, emergency brake assist, and a bonnet designed to reduce pedestrian injuries if you hit someone. It is supported by Euro NCAP’s five-star rating. A powerful new front-facing camera is equipped on Sri finishes and higher and recognizes vehicles and pedestrians faster and more accurately to make its autonomous emergency braking system as safe as possible. All the technology and equipment helped the 2020 Opel Astra achieve the full five stars in its Euro NCAP safety tests, with strong ratings in the categories of adults, children, and pedestrians.