Opel Antara 2016 has a thing or two in common with Mokka, another compact SUV from Opel. What make them both of the same kind are their near similar configurations. They both seem to have equal merit to become successor for Opel’s SUV range. Opel Antara was first launched a decade back, and the next year will see the commencement of second generation. For its advancement in terms of appearance and build Buick Envision seems to be the major source of inspiration and hence it won’t be surprising to see a healthy mix of brawn and beauty.
Opel Antara 2016 – Exterior and Interior Design
Opel 2016 will be based on GM’s Theta platform that uses four-wheel independent suspension and will certainly have ECOTEC as an engine of choice. Front of Opel Antara 2016 exterior will flaunt Opel’s logo on a redesigned pentagon grille. Available in three body paints, bumpers are also body colored with chrome inserts with an option for xenon headlights, chrome stripped LED tail lights. Two silver roof rails on top would make it worthy of second look. Most importantly this variant will carry a couple of fog lights to counter hazy vision while driving. Circular in shape these fog lights are rightly placed under the bumper’s lower portion.
For smooth carbon free emission a couple of exhaust vent has been added. Addition of new improved suspension and shock absorber to make this compact SUV durable, and all-terrain vehicle seems to be some thought for future. Depending on trim level alloy wheels of eighteen or nineteen inches have been added.
Comfort and elegance are as much part of a modern SUV as being hardy is. Hence Opel Antara 2016 SUV will be offered with soft and comfortable leather upholstered seats, comfort may just get doubled for few with heated front seats. Leather once again will also rule as material of choice foe masking the telescopic steering wheel. Infotainment system in this crossover SUV by Opel is on par with current market parameters. There is standard eight inch touch screen as central console for controlling music system that becomes resonating with four or perhaps seven speakers. Infotainment department also has Bluetooth wireless data link for accessing any in-phone feature on hands free mode.
Opel Antara 2016 has the following in it safety system:
- Front and side airbags i.e. for the driver and front seat occupant.
- Side curtain airbags.
- Traction control.
- Stability control.
- Rear view camera and anti lock braking system.
Opel Antara 2016 – Under the hood
There are primarily two alternatives for Antara 2016 diesel version. First up is a 2,4 liter 4 cylinder Ecotec engine that pumps the power of 140 HP with 260 lb/ft of torque. Other engine spec has 3.2 liter V6 with 227 Hp. The engine with V6 will reach from 0/62 miles for 8,8 second, and 2,4 liter engine for 11 second. The fuel consumption is set from 17 to 19 mpg.
Opel Antara 2016 – Release Date and Price
Unofficial reports opine that Opel Antara 2016 is scheduled to release in the first quarter of 2016, and shall have the price tag of roughly $21, 000 for its base model.