It has been a decade since Opel has thought about releasing the new generation Opel Antara. The automaker is planning to release redesigned model of this SUV in 2016. It is going to have a new engine, redesigned interior and framework. Yes, the changes are going to be more than ordinary because it is has been almost 10 years since any change is introduced. It is going to be a brand new compact SUV.
Opel Antara 2016 – Exterior and Interior Design
Opel Antara 2016 will get an attractive exterior having sharp striking lines which were seen at Mokka. The chassis will be redesigned, having a brand new damper with spring settings to enhance the performance of this new generation Antara. The grille is going to be restyled, it will have a new badge and new fog lights. New taillights and chrome bezels will be added to the higher trims. 19 inch alloy wheels will be provided too. The color options include white, black and gray. It is going to have the same 5 door configuration design.
Yes, the interior is going to be all brand new with an updated centre console. The cabin space has been improved and so is the storage space. Some of the previous features will also be seen in the interior. The standard safety features include hill assist, gearshift indicator, and electric parking brake. High quality materials and even leather will be used for the interiors. The new safety features include seat belt tensions, airbags at the side and front, child seat, and a tool kit with tools for fixing the faults in the car itself. On the instrument panel, you will see more use of carbon fiber. Opel Antara 2016 will be similar to Buick Envision in its appearance. The features like front end will make it more classic. The grille will have the Opel signature. With these upgrades, nobody would be able to say No to Opel Antara 2016. The automakers have yet to give updates about more changes in the interior and exterior.
Opel Antara 2016 – Engine and Performance
Opel Antara 2016 is going to be a powerful version than its previous model of course. It can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 8 seconds. Two diesel engine is expected to be offered. The first option is the 2 liter turbo charged unit that can deliver 260 horsepower. It will use the automatic gearbox and it will have the standard AWD system. The second engine option is the 2 liter CDTI Bi Turbo engine that can generate 156 horsepower. It will be available in either auto or manual gearbox. Both these engines will be eco-friendly and the carbon emissions will be low. All the engines will get the DSS 6 speed power transmission whether it is manual or automatic.
Opel Antara 2016 – Price and Release Date
Opel Antara 2016 is set to be released exclusively in the European markets in the early half of the year 2015. The starting price of the SUV is expected to be $20,000. If it will be offered in different trim levels, then the price will rise further.