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.
Adaptive Forward Lighting (AFL)
Just like any star, the Opel Astra needs just the right light. The Astra is available with Adaptive Forward Lighting – the most advanced headlight system in the compact segment.
The movable elements in the sleek bi-xenon headlights automatically adjust themselves to different conditions, ensuring safer and more relaxed driving. Nine different light functions make the best of every situation, improving road illumination by up to 90% versus fixed headlamps - without dazzling other drivers.
AFL greatly enhances visibility through curves and sharp bends, making night driving significantly safer. And much more relaxing.
Cruise Control with speed limiter
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 kick down. 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 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.
And to keep your Opel Astra safe from theft, there is an advanced alarm system available, which meets the most stringent insurance standards.