GMSA has announced a series of styling and trim changes to its Opel Astra Hatchback range. Best news of all, perhaps, is that prices have also been dropped.
The cosmetic changes have a bearing on the Astra’s interior styling and interior trim, while there are also a number of technical revisions ‘in line with local preferences’, GMSA said. The specification grades have also been downtuned.
External changes include a revised grille, redesigned front bumper with a more prominent lower grille, and updated fog lamps and turn indicators.
The Astra’s rear styling is punctuated by new chrome details, a revised bumper design and fresh alloy wheel designs across the range. New interior trim materials and mouldings have also been added.
While the 1.6 Essentia remains the entry-level to the range, it is equipped with features such as ABS, EBD and ESP, daytime running lights and front and side airbags. The price has been dropped from R235 200 to R231 000.
The 1.4T Essentia Plus is new to the Astra line-up and adds cruise control, electric rear windows and curtain airbags over the Essentia. It costs R248 000 and effectively replaces the discontinued 1.4T Enjoy Plus.
The 1.4 T Enjoy moves up a rung, adds automatic windscreen wipers, an anti-dazzle rear-view mirror and auto headlights and costs R257 000. The outgoing, lower specced version cost R256 200.
At the top of the range, the 1.6T Sport sees no specification changes, but its price has been reduced from R301 900 to R298 500.