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.
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