With its advanced passive and active safety equipment and the innovative driver assistance systems, the Opel Astra is one of the safest cars in its class.
Whilst Cruise Control is practical in fluid traffic on motorway etc., the advantage of the speed limiter function is that it can also be used in town driving and dense traffic, where it enables the vehicle to be hold under a set speed. The speed limiter function allows the driver to set a maximum speed up from 25 km/h for the vehicle.
The limiting function can be very helpful in staying in compliance with speed limits in 30 km/h zone in urban settings.
The driver can override the speed limit with kickdown. In this case a warning is displayed in the DIC. The speed limiter function is automatically reactivated after any deceleration or braking, bringing the vehicle below the selected speed limit by reducing torque.
The Park Assist helps detect obstacles in both front and rear. The distance to the obstacles is indicated acoustically via a pulsing sound and a diagram in the display.
The Opel Astra is not only equipped with state-of-the art active safety systems, but also protects its occupants with exemplary passive safety technologies.
Robust bumpers and highly efficient energy absorption systems deal with minor impacts. The bumper beams are precisely positioned for maximum protection in car to car low speed impacts, helping cut repair bills and leading to excellent insurance classification.
The rigid passenger cell is mainly fabricated from high strength steel and surrounded by optimized deformation zones that protect in a controlled manner. Inside the seat belt pretensioners on the front seats, front, side and curtain airbags, Pedal Release System and active headrests all work together to safeguard you.
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*Fuel economy values are determined through CO2 measurement in accordance with the latest ECE R101/SANS 20101 standards, as prescribed by South African government, conducted in a controlled environment and were correct at the time this disclaimer was published, which is subject to change. The specifications are for comparison purposes between the different vehicle models available in the S.A market which are all tested in the same manner, specific driving cycles and controlled environment. Actual achieved fuel consumption during on-road driving will vary due to factors including driving style, vehicle load and tyre size, as well as road, traffic and ambient conditions.
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