With its advanced passive and active safety equipment and the innovative driver assistance systems, the new Astra Sports Tourer is one of the safest cars in its class.
The new Astra Sports Tourer is available with AFL – 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.
The Opel Eye in the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer is a camera system with four functions: It reads and remembers speed limit and “no overtaking” signs and displays them. The system also gives the driver advanced warning of unintentional departure from traffic lanes, constantly indicates the distance to the vehicle ahead and alerts the driver if a collision is imminent.
New Opel Astra Sports Tourer's Traffic Sign Assistant (TSA) system keeps the driver informed in real time about traffic restrictions – and lets him know if they are still valid. The camera recognizes speed limits or “no-overtaking” signs, immediately displays them, and also signals the end of the restrictions.
The camera also observes the lane marking lines for the Lane Departure Warning (LDW), which is instantly activated when the car crosses a line without signaling. An audible warning and a sign in the instrument warn the driver immediately.
Following Distance Indication (FDI) constantly shows the distance to the leading vehicle in the instrument panel, helping to avoid tailgating tickets. Forward Collision Alert (FCA) is active above walking speed and gives visual and audible warning when a collision is likely.
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 kickdown. 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 Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) of the new Opel Astra Sports Tourer uses a radar sensor to monitor the distance to the preceding traffic and to maintain a selectable gap by adjusting the speed automatically. .It can be set for speeds up from 50 km/h and gives a visual and audible warning when approaching too close.
ACC also features Collision Imminent Braking (CIB) for limited automatic braking to mitigate the impact of a potential collision and to prepare the brake system for faster and more effective braking by the driver.
Available as of January 2013 with 2.0 CDTI with 121 kW (165 hp) and manual transmission.
Especially useful on all multi-lane highways, the Side Blind Spot Alert uses side-mounted sensors to check if there is an obstructing vehicle in the inner or outside lane when you want to pull over. It continually monitors the blind spots on both sides and lights an LED in the inner or outer rear view mirror when a vehicle is in this area. If the indicator is used when a vehicle is in this problem zone the LED flashes and an audible warning sounds. It is active up to 140 km/h.
The Advanced Park Assist (APA) takes the strain out of parallel parking. Multiple sensors front and rear are connected to a central computer processor. These can detect a suitable parking space and calculate the optimal parking path. Both written and visible graphic indications for the steering angle are given to the driver. The result is perfect parallel parking even in crowded city conditions.
The Rear View Camera, mounted in the tailgate handle, is automatically activated by selecting reverse, and has a viewing angle of 130 degrees. What it sees is displayed on the color screen of the infotainment system.
Because of its high position the rear bumper is visible in the display, giving a precise orientation to any objects shown. In addition a dynamic overlay is projected over the view, showing the trajectory of the parking angle in accordance with the steering movement. Horizontal lines are projected at one-meter intervals giving an accurate indication of the distance from any objects or obstructions.
The new Astra Sports Tourer 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, the front, side, and curtain airbags, Pedal Release System, and active headrests all work together to safeguard you.
And to keep your new Astra Sports Tourer safe from theft, there is an advanced alarm system available, which meets the most stringent insurance standards.
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