The Opel Astra, which was first put on the market by the German automobile giant Opel in 1991, continues its tradition of being a pioneer that it took over from Kadett in its sixth generation with its new name and the same mission motto. The Astra model, which has achieved success with its 5 generations from the past to the present, has managed to reach 15 million sales figures with the F and K generations. The model, which always continues to be innovative, will continue to bring the technologies in the premium and luxury segments to its users in the compact class in the new Opel Astra. In addition to diesel and gasoline engines, the new Opel Astra is also electrified for the first time with versions with rechargeable hybrid technology.
Leaving 1991 years behind since its production in 30, the Astra, one of the leading models of Opel's compact class, is getting ready to hit the road with its sixth generation, developing and renewing itself day by day with the talents it receives from its pioneer Kadett. In its Astra adventure from the past to the present, Opel puts its signature under various successes and innovations. This success story, which extends from Intelli-Lux LED® Matrix headlights in the luxury and premium segments to AGR (Healthy Backs Campaign) certified ergonomic front seats, is accompanied by the sales figures it has achieved in every new generation it is offered for sale. This adventure, which started in 1991, continues unabated with the sixth generation, which will be put on sale in Turkey in 2022.
The Opel Astra makes its tradition of pioneering innovations in the compact car segment accessible to more diverse audiences. Together with its forerunner, Kadett, Astra becomes an ambassador for change in the Opel brand. Also; In addition to its impressive design, versatile usage features and driving dynamism, it conveys the very important messages of the brand to the outside world, namely, exciting, accessible and German perfectionism.
Appropriate name for the era that emerged in 1991: Astra
When the Opel Astra was introduced in 1991, the world was in a state of change. This new generation compact model of Opel reflected the spirit of change in the best way. A new name would be the symbol of this change, and the new model hit the road with the name Astra. The Astra name is derived from its British cousin, the Vauxhall Astra, which was the early name of Vauxhall Motors' Opel Kadett model. The Astra had a number of newly developed safety systems such as front seat belt tensioners. This new model, internally referred to as the Astra F, also had environmental compatibility with a high level of recycling as an important step for those years in the use of raw materials. Customers flocked to the dealers. Produced around 1991 million units between 1997 and 4,13, the Opel Astra F is Opel's best-selling model to date.
Astra G was developed in 1997 inspired by Hollywood
Continuing the success of the Astra F has not been easy. That's why Opel stepped out of its own world when taking action for the next generation. For example, the design team designed the Astra G with the help of the movie “Jurassic Park”. However, this did not mean that the model was cloned from dinosaur DNA. The designers used a computer-aided design (CAD) program called ALIAS, which was developed for blockbuster computer-animated movies like Hollywood. The software in question enabled the design and development team to work on the new model in a three-dimensional environment.
Astra H burst onto the scene in 2003, breaking box office records. Reputable German automobile magazine “auto motor und sport” asked its readers which compact car they liked the most at the Frankfurt Motor Show, at the introduction of the third generation Astra. The new Opel won with a majority of votes, receiving 52 percent of the votes.
With the fourth generation, Opel omitted the letter "I" so as not to be confused with the number "1". Thus, the Astra J, which brought advanced technologies from the successful middle class Opel Insignia to the use of the compact class for the first time, was introduced in 2009. Thanks to the AFL+ headlights, the Astra could see corners, and with its front camera, it could not only recognize traffic signs, but also warn the driver who was at risk of leaving the lane.
Car of the Year award with Intellilux LED® Matrix headlights
Continuing the long-standing tradition, Astra K also came to the fore with its lighting technology. Voted “2016 European Car of the Year”, it was the first car in the compact class to offer adaptive Intelli-Lux LED® Matrix headlights, which had until then been used in the high-end luxury and premium model. The new Astra K also offered an enhanced level of comfort and comfort by offering ergonomic front seats certified AGR (Healthy Backs Campaign). The seats could be upgraded with cooling and massage functions, as in the new Astra today.
Sixth generation of the best: Astra from 1991 to 2021
With 2021, the Opel Astra enters its sixth generation and a new era begins. The compact model will also be available as a rechargeable hybrid with two different power versions for the first time in its history. In addition, the new Opel Astra model will also have high-efficiency petrol and diesel engine versions. The new Opel Astra, with its assertive and pure stance, is also a design statement for the German manufacturer with its new brand face Opel Visor and Pure Panel digital cockpit.
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