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FiestaST

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Opel Astra gets new 1.6T Sport auto flagshi

Opel has just made its 1.6-litre turbocharged Astra flagship a whole lot more desirable with the fitment of a six-speed automatic gearbox as well as OPC-Line interior and exterior styling packs.

The 1.6T Sport model was previously only fitted with a manual gearbox, which is fast losing favour at this end of the market.

The Euro exchange rate is not doing this car any favours however, with the new auto model retailing at R508 000, which is a R35 000 premium over the previous manual model.

But for that money (bearing in mind that an extra R60 000 gets you a Golf GTI) you do get a pretty warm-performing hatchback, powered by Opel’s 1.6-litre turbocharged engine that’s credited with 147kW at 5500rpm and 280Nm from 1650rpm. According to claims the 1.6T Sport auto will screech from 0-100km/h in 7.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 235km/h.

https://www.iol.co.za/motoring/latest-launches/opel-astra-gets-new-16t-sport-auto-flagship-23849550
 

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Audi A3 40tfsi with 2.0l, 140kW and 320Nm @ R490k?
I don't know what Opel is smoking, and to make it worse we had the same 1.6T sport at a very reasonable price before it was discontinued only to be relaunched again at a premium.
 

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Opel Astra (2019) Specs & Price

Although the Opel Astra line-up has been rationalised since the German compact hatchback was introduced in South Africa in 2016, its local distributor has added a 1.6T Sport OPC-Line automatic derivative at the top of the range.

During the Astra's development, Opel prioritised a lightweight yet strong structure, more upmarket, tech-packed interior and more efficient engines for the award-winning compact hatchback, which competed with the Volkswagen Golf 7, facelifted Ford Focus, Kia Cerato, Mazda3, previous-gen Renault Megane and Toyota Auris when it was launched in South Africa by (the now departed) General Motors in 2016. Today, the Opel (now distributed by Unitrans in the local market) goes head to head with the outgoing Volkswagen Golf (7.5), new Renault Megane and Toyota Corolla Hatch, the reintroduced Peugeot 308, and there are new rivals, such as the next-generation Ford Focus and Mazda3, waiting in the wings.

The range comes with a 3-year/120 000 km warranty and roadside assistance, as well as a 5-year/90 000 km plan included.

Opel Astra pricing in South Africa

hatch 1.0T R301 049
hatch 1.0T Enjoy R329 409
hatch 1.4T Enjoy auto R391 589
hatch 1.6T Sport OPC-Line R508 000

https://www.cars.co.za/motoring_news/opel-astra-2019-specs--price/35509/
 
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