Opel has announced plans to introduce a more efficient Astra 1.6 CDTI at the Geneva Motor Show. It will average 3.7 L/100km (63.5 mpg US / 76.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 97 g/km.

Opel has announced plans to introduce a more efficient Astra 1.6 CDTI at the Geneva Motor Show.

Available as a hatchback, notchback and Sports Tourer, the new model is equipped with a 1.6-liter CDTI engine that develops 110 HP (81 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) of torque. The engine will be connected to an improved six-speed manual transmission that will enable the cars to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 12.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 186 km/h (115 mph). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 3.7 L/100km (63.5 mpg US / 76.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 97 g/km.

According to Michael Ableson, Vice President of GM Europe Engineering, "The new 1.6 ECOTEC Direct Injection Turbo gasoline and 1.6 CDTI engines comprise the core of our engine offensive. They prove that Opel cars not only impress with design, but also offer top quality with ultra-modern technologies for an all-round, first-class driving experience.”

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