Opel Astra 2016, trasteamos with its online configurator

The 2016 Opel Astra will soon be available at dealerships. In fact these orders already accepted its first customers, who can now enjoy the online configurator. We've been tinkering with it and configuring several possible versions.

Occasionally we often get lost among the shapers of brands. I must say that Opel is one of the most intuitive and easy to handle. With clear steps and few options that are clearly defined and explained that we lose ourselves in no time. Within the range of models of the German mark on this occasion we focused on compact renovated in Opel Astra 2016 and its configurator.

The Astra has appropriated the new Opel design philosophy

Less than a month ago Opel definitively announced the sale prices of Astra 2016 for the Spanish market. These start from 18,800 euros and although they are already well good, the truth is that release mode they are offering a range of discounts that could reduce that price up to 14,450 euros.

The most basic unit of all Opel Astra range is represented by the 1.0 Turbo engine S / S 105 hp with five-speed manual gearbox and finishing Expression. If we go into the configurator, and we do not select any extra (difficult thing considering the good price of one of them) we get the price of 18,800 euros. To this we must subtract 2,390 euros as a promotional offer and 1,960 by the PIVE Plan. Slight downgrade.

On the opposite side of the scale, the most expensive unit that can be set is determined by the Astra 1.6 CDTi 136 hp with automatic and Excellence finish. If this packet, the highest of all, we add all possible options, such as painting pearlescent, the 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery and matrix LED headlights, among other elements, the final price rises to 31,775 euros. But there are discounts as before, and very succulent, achieving reduce the price to about 25,877 euros end (excluding towbar).

The Selective finish can attract a lot of customers

As the Spanish proverb says: in the middle term it is virtue. We know that some will shoot from the basic finish, while others will want to have everything. However the vast majority of customers will pull down the street in the middle and configure your Opel Astra 2016 as realistically as possible. Then 1.6 CDTI diesel will be the chosen option, but instead of having the most sought 136 hp engine power are the 110 hp and six-speed manual gearbox.

Now, once defined the engine more "commercial" of all, it is time to determine the packages and extras that go with it. At this point we must look at the intermediate levels of equipment, ie Selective and Dynamic. Taking the first, and adding elements tempters equipment like Pack Selective Plus, the parking attendant, the Pack Drive Assist, OnStar, plus color and custom rims (610 euros), we obtain the final price, with including discounts, it stays in 18,612 euros.

But we must look to the next step to find the configuration that a priori stands as the most attractive and best in terms of price / equipment. If we choose the finish Dynamic we are entitled to be able to integrate more standard equipment and exclusive items. Of these include headlamps with LED matrix technology (850 euros). Equating equipment with the previous version, we get that we will have to pay an extra 1,480 euros, staying at 20,092 euros.

If we choose the Dynamic will not notice changes on the outside, but inside

There are differences, of course, but taking into account everything that you take for that price, the truth is that not much. Among the opponents of the new Opel Astra we can find models like the Volkswagen Golf, the SEAT Leon, the Peugeot 308 or the new Renault Mégane, which so far has not revealed its sales prices in Spain. Not long in the Astra family will grow, not just what we say by the arrival of familiar Astra Sports Tourer, but also reach the sporty versions, the Astra GSi and OPC Astra.