The Antara is a compact SUV, which originally came in 2006 as successor of Frontera. The original model is still under production and it received just one major update in 2010, which included beside refreshed look also several new engines. However, this model is present for almost a decade, so it is hard to believe that it still can be competitive on the market. The good news are that GM prepares next-generation model, which is expected to come in near future. The second generation will come as 2016 Opel Antara and it should be launched by the end of year.
2016 Opel Antara redesign
The 2016 Opel Antara will come completely redesigned. Just it is case with some other models, this one will be also based on its Buick relative. This time it is Envision, so it is clear that it will be an entry-level model of Opel’s SUV line-up. It will share platform with Envision and most of the parts will be identical. When it is about exterior design, 2016 Opel Antara will get new look which will adopt company’s new design language. This practically means that second-generation model will have the look pretty close to new Mokka but in larger pack. The interior will also follow company’s new design solutions. Beside new look, cabin of new Opel Antara will be also slightly larger, compared to original model. You should also expect many new or improved hi-tech features and better quality materials.
2016 Opel Antara engine
Current model uses two petrol engines. Those are 2.4 liter I-4 and 3.0 liter V6 and we still don’t know will these units be carryover. On the other side, it is pretty much for sure that 2016 Opel Antara will come with one new engine. It will be a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine with output of around 260 horses. With this engine, new SUV will be able to sprint to 60 mph in around 8 seconds. Although it isn’t confirmed yet, there is a big possibility that 2016 Antara will be also offered with new 2.0 liter bi-turbo CDTI with around 190 horsepower.
2016 Opel Antara release date and price
The 2016 Opel Antara will come this year. Exact date is still unknown, but it should be presented on some of German auto shows. Price should be around 21.000 dollars for base model.
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