The first ever Antara model was released by Opel in the year 2006. Four years later, Antara underwent a mild facelift. A lot of time has passed by since this model got any refreshments. Lately, the Antara is being mentioned as a possible compact SUV from Opel. In fact this model was showcased during the Motor Show which took place in Chinese city of Chengdu. At the same time, the Envision was also unveiled, and it is rumored to be the basis for this upcoming 2015 Opel Antara. This new second generation model will come with a great design.
2015 Opel Antara :Redesign Exterior and Interior
This SUV will get an attractive pattern with beautiful and pointier lines similar to those found on Opel’s SUV crossover Opel Mokka. It will be more powerful than the current model considering its ability to accelerate from zero to sixty mph in less than 8 seconds. Its chassis shall be revised to include new damper and spring settings whose improvements is aimed at improving the 2015 Opel Antara off-road and on-road behavior. Its exterior styling changes of 2015 Antara include a new front grille with Opel’s badge, new improved fog lights with Chrome bezels on the high trims, new tail lights and 19 inch alloy wheels.
The redesigned interior will be characterized by high tech features and materials all of which will aid in driving the 2015 Opel Antara. It will get a new center console with added storage space and several revised features. Some of the new features include a standard Hill Assist, a gearshift indicator and an electric parking brake. Its interior shall be upholstered using luxurious and high quality materials which will give this car a new look. Carbon fiber will be used extensively especially in making its instrumental panel. The redesigned centre console will also have additional storage space. As for its safety and luxury features, they include front and side airbags, safety belt tensions and belt force limiters at is front part, and a tool box with equipments for fixing a minor car problems.
2015 Opel Antara: Engine Specs
2015 Opel Antara shall offer a choice of two engine options. Both of the engines will use diesel, and this has been provided by the automaker following the customers’ requests. One of these engines will be the 2.0 liter turbocharged unit that generates 260 horsepower. This unit shall be mated to an automatic transmission and a permanent four wheel drive mode. For Europe market, the 2015 Opel Antara will be equipped with a 2.0 liter CDTI Bi Turbo that shall generate about 195 horsepower. This second engine will also come with the four wheel drive and manual or automatic transmission. At this moment, there is very little information regarding its driving force. Antara’s enthusiasts can only wait to see what exactly will take place in this redesigned model. Opel has stated that Antara’s power units will have improved fuel consumption in addition to reduced CO2 emissions.
2015 Opel Antara: Release Date and Price
2015 Opel Antara is expected to arrive in the U.S market by the beginning of 2015. Another most revamped part of the Antara will be in its price. The entry level model will go for about $ 20 000.