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Opel Antara

Opel Antara

2003 was the last model Frontera: the Korean unit of General Motors is already being prepared it smenschitsu, which was built on the basis of layout 5-seater crossover Chevrolet T2X.

The official show of the future #39;heir »Frontera held in two thousand and five, at the Frankfurt motor show #8211; it was a three-door concept Opel Antara GTC. In January, two thousand and six years at the New York Motor Show was presented to the South American version of this concept, which was given the name Saturn PreVue. Batch creation of the latest model started first two thousand and seven years old, and already a new compact crossover is officially called Opel Antara.

The technology, in fact, is a consolidated sister model of Chevrolet Captiva, but differs from it in both design exterior and interior, as well as in size. Creating a model has been established in South Korea, Mexico and the Russian Federation (General Motors factory in St. Petersburg). The car is built on a platform of Theta, which is also based on the already mentioned Captiva.

Depending on the configuration, Opel Antara has front-wheel drive or plug.

In most markets, the car was available with 2 petrol (up 2.2 and 3.2 liter) and one diesel (2.0 liter capacity, with turbovannoy version) engines. These units are working together with a 5-speed automatic or manual transmissions. For the South American market engine lineup was expanded to 2.4 liter hybrid unit, also 2-petrol engines volume of 3.5 and 3.6 liters.

Another was the choice of transmissions: the hybrid is equipped with 4-step automatic, and other engines were paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

In two thousand and eleven, the restyled Opel Antara, which affected not only the look and interior of the car, and touched his technical equipment.

South Korean designers General Motors decided not to resort to the drastic change of appearance crossover #8211; the exterior configuration are easy cosmetic nature. The front part of the car was refreshed grille, where instead of the horizontal edges will have more cells, and in the main, wide sparkling band on which is placed label manufacturer, appeared narrow slit.

Configuration also touched shape front bumper: air intake was larger, changing niches, in which are placed front foglights, now they are placed higher than dorestaylingovoy version. Change the shape of the front baffle, if previously it had holes for extra air intake, it is now solid.

Making the back of the car remained the same. Only slightly changed form only rear optics #8211; rear lights moved from the center brake light in the lower part of the round and rectangular steel. In addition, Antara has got new wheels of duralumin alloy.

Opel Antara

Interior design dorestaylingovoy version was so successful and meets the spirit of the compact crossover that designers do not have to redraw it. In the refreshed model used higher quality materials and upholstery trim front seats (with a pronounced lateral support) and back row.

Fundamental change in the interior only thing missing manual parking brake, which came to replace the automatic, activated by pressing a button. The center console and in the cards front and rear doors have additional niches and pockets for small things that made the interior more comfortable refreshed Antara.

Technical properties

Altered version of the crossover is no longer equipped with 2.0 liter diesel engines #8211; they have come to replace the more massive, but at the same time economical and environmentally friendly 2.2 liter unit (there is a version with turbo). Also been upgraded 2.4 liter internal combustion engine, which instead of the previous 100 30 100 received eight sixty five horsepower.

Manufacturer removed from the series Engine 3.2 liter gasoline engine. In the line of motors that Opel equips the car for the South American market, also undergone significant changes. Was discontinued hybrid 2.4 liter engine.

No longer fitted the model 3.5 and 3.6 liter petrol units #8211; to replace them by a more economical and just over 3.0 liter engine is the most powerful.

In all markets, including those in Russia, Antara is equipped with 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions. Taken into account in Ryusselhayme and accusations regarding myagenkoy rear suspension model #8211; in a converted version of its reconfigured, made more rigid, and now the car more predictable behavior on the road at high speeds. The main audience motivated Opel Antara buyers in Russia are under the age of 20 5 to 50 years.

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