Opel Astra Sports Tourer Named Best Compact Car Ever in 100,000Km Endurance Test by German Trade Journal auto motor und sport


PHOTO (select to view enlarged photo)

SYDNEY – June 4, 2013: The respected German trade journal auto motor und sport has named the Opel Astra Sports Tourer CDTI the best small car ever in its 100,000 kilometre endurance test. In the current issue (12/2013), the author writes, “In terms of reliability, (the Astra Sports Tourer) completed the 100,000 kilometre distance with flying colours and confidently stormed its way to the top of the defects index hit list for its class, easily claiming the number one position.”

The compact sports tourer was provided to the Stuttgart editors on April 21, 2011 and covered exactly 104,800 test kilometres. While on loan the 2.0-litre diesel Astra was the only car that did not need to make any non-scheduled service visits during the long-term test. In contrast, the second-place car had to be repaired three times.

Vice President GM Europe for Quality, Thomas Simon is very pleased with the Opel Astra’s endurance test result.

“Our quality offensive is in full swing – and it’s obviously a real success. Now we want to go a step further. Typical Opel values are precision, efficiency and reliability. These obligate us to develop and build all new vehicle generations, bodies and powertrains in the best-possible quality,” Mr Simon said.

The 2.0-litre diesel Astra Sports Tourer is available in two trim levels locally. As part of the current Opel Mid Ja! Sale the diesel Sports Tourer is priced from $30,990 driveaway and includes free three-year premium roadside assistance and free scheduled servicing for the first three years or 45,000km whichever occurs first.

Home | Buyers Guides By Make | New Car Buyers Guide | Used Car Super Search | Total New Car Costs | New Car and Truck Reviews
Automotive News | TACH-TV | Media Library | Discount Auto Parts

Copyright © 1996-2014 The Auto Channel. Contact Information, Credits, and Terms of Use. These following titles and media identification are Trademarks owned by The Auto Channel, LLC and have been in continuous use since 1987 : The Auto Channel, Auto Channel and TACH all have been in continuous use world wide since 1987, in Print, TV, Radio, Home Video, Newsletters, On-line, and other interactive media; all rights are reserved and infringement will be acted upon with force.

Privacy Statement | Size Does Matter | Media Kit | XML SITE MAP | Affiliates

Send your questions, comments, and suggestions to Editor-in-Chief@theautochannel.com.

Submit Company releases or Product News stories to submit@theautochannel.com.
Place copy in body of email, NO attachments please.

To report errors and other problems with this page, please use this form.

Link to this page: http://www.theautochannel.com/