Irmscher is planning a neat upgrade package for the 2016 Opel Astra (soon-to-be Holden Astra), including enhancements for styling and performance.
The 2016 Opel Astra was revealed earlier this year, showcasing a more modern design, reduced weight, and updated powertrain options. It’s expected to be quite an attractive model when it arrives in Australia badged as a Holden.
For those wanting a bit of exclusivity though, Irmscher, a Spanish tuning company, will be offering a carbon fibre exterior trim and front grille package, along with black racing stripes.
A range of alloy wheel options will also be available to further dress up the styling, with sizes ranging from 16 to 19 inches. Matched with a lowered sports suspension setup, bringing the ride height down by 30mm, it’s set to be a cool little hatch.
As for engine tuning, the company hasn’t finalised packages as yet but says some light engine computer tweaks should enable a boost of around 22kW for the diesel and petrol versions.
In standard form the European Opel Astra comes with various units, from a 70kW 1.6 CDTI, a 1.0-litre ECOTEC petrol producing 77kW, to a new 1.4-litre petrol developing 107kW. The range tops out with a 1.6 turbo churning out 147kW.