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2007 Opel Antara Review

Posted on the 08 April 2012 by Jojobegu
Opel again delivers a clear indication in the SUV section with the Opel Antara, which includes powerful, elegant design with solid four-wheel generate as standard. The technically modern lightweight five-seat cross-over features the handling of a traveler car, nice internal area despite lightweight exterior measurements, high levels of performance, a raised chair place and modern transportation functions such as the "Flex-Fix" service provider system, which draws out from the rear fender. The internal addresses the design kind of a top-of-the-line automobile, and with its digitally networked case, accurate speed-dependant power guiding and active four-wheel generate, the Opel Antara is at home in the city or off-road.
2007 Opel Antara 
2007 Opel Antara
Design and Packaging
At first look, the Opel Antara's unique design personality is highlighted by an attractive contrast. While the vehicle's lower section clearly shows the new crossover's sturdiness, the body's stunning lines and tight materials bring all stylish splendor with a fantastic, fitness look first seen on the Opel Antara GTC Concept. Typical Opel design details involve the anti aging on the cover and the grill emphasized by the wide firefox bar with huge Opel company logo. With its lightweight measurements (length x size x height: 4576 x 1850 x 1704 mm) the cross-over takes up no more area than a mid-size traveler car.
2007 Opel Antara 
2007 Opel Antara
The internal is similar to the design kind of a luxury automobile. Sporty, formed chairs and middle gaming system with Central Info Display (CID) control the driver-oriented seat. Eye-catching internal functions involve three huge round air air vents on the middle gaming system and a particularly formed handbrake hold. With its elevated sitting place, space and huge hard materials, the Opel Antara provides a informal, easy-going lifestyle. The back area has a transportation volume of up to 1420 liters.
Passive safety
The Opel Antara's stiff bodyshell protects the protection cell for passengers: part, cross and front part rim carriers distribute effect forces along a total of three load paths in the event of a frontal collision. The doors, which are reinforced in the central and upper areas, also serve as part effect protection, as do the especially stable B-pillars produced from tailored blanks. Impact energy is also absorbed by the crashboxes in the top part and back body frame.
2007 Opel Antara   2007 Opel Antara
The Opel Antara's extensive standard protection package includes front part and part safety bags for the car owner and front part traveler, head curtain safety bags for the top part and outer back chair travelers, height-adjustable three-point chair belts and head restraints for all five chairs. The front part chairs feature seatbelt pre-tensioners, belt-force limiters and the seatbelt warning system, while the back common chair has ISOFIX child chair mountings.
2007 Opel Antara 
2007 Opel Antara
Equipment and extras
 Opel offers the Opel Antara in three extensively equipped model lines. Highlights include:
   * Antara - Fog lamps and halogen headlamps, door-to-door lighting, radio handheld remote management central locking, height-adjustable driver's chair with lumbar support, car owner and front part traveler comfort chairs, reading lighting, three-spoke size and reach-adjustable rim, air conditioning, energy warmed external mirrors, firefox window frames and interior entrance manages, stereo CD-Radio CD 30 MP3 with rim handheld remote management and Board Info Display (BID), front part and back energy windows, collapsible back common chair back split 60:40, 12V energy in trunk, storage compartment under front part traveler chair, sunglasses holder, nets on center console and back of front part chairs, front part and back beverage holders
   * Antara Version (in addition to Antara) - 17-inch lighting aluminum tires in five-spoke design, natural leather rim and gearshift knob, Electronic Climate Control (ECC), warmed front part chairs, Automatic Lighting Control (ALC), Trailer Stability Assist (TSA), center armrest
   * Antara Cosmo (in addition to Antara Edition) - 18-inch lighting aluminum tires, fabric/leather upholstery, onboard computer, cruise management, front part and back Park Pilot, windshield with heat-absorbing double glazed, dark tinted, heat-absorbing double glazed in the back, rain sensor, firefox external entrance manages, entrance sills and tailpipe
  2007 Opel Antara 2007 Opel Antara
The range of optionally available accessories contains movie trailer combining, translucent energy slide/tilt sunroof and energy car owner chair modification along with the Cosmo program, as well as stationery warming. An advancement in the SUV section is the incorporated back service provider program "Flex-Fix", which stows away into the back fender, can be easily brought out when required and provides up to two bikes.
Chassis and dynamic safety
With its nimble managing, accurate speed-dependant energy guiding, company, digitally networked case and dynamic four-wheel generate, the Opel Antara is designed mainly as a street car with off-road features. Thanks to the CAN Bus marketing of ABS, Digital Balance Program (ESP), Cornering Braking mechanism Management (CBC), Active Flip Security (ARP), Grip Management (TC), Nice Management System (DCS) and digitally handled four-wheel generate, the lightweight SUV offers an outstanding mixture of characteristics and relaxation. The dynamic four-wheel generate program ITCC (Intelligent Twisting Managed Coupling) is fixed as conventional and contains the benefits of genuine front-wheel generate − such as low petrol intake and essentially straightforward manipulation − with those of four-wheel generate. While the Opel Antara is a front-wheel generate car under regular circumstances, space energy can be quickly and effortlessly allocated between the top side and back axle at a rate of up to 50:50 when required. The four-wheel generate body key element is an digitally handled electro-hydraulic differential on the back axle, which guarantees more generating protection in all street and circumstances.
2007 Opel Antara 2007 Opel Antara
Engines and transmissions
The Opel Antara is available with two energy and two diesel petrol applications. The entry-level energy website is the 2.4-liter, 103 kW/140 hp four-cylinder energy device. Its twice expense camshafts and balance base with two spinning counterweights ensure fast reaction and accomplishment. The most enhanced website is the 3.2-liter energy V6 with 167 kW/227 hp, which generates 297 Nm of torque. The two-liter 93 kW/127 hp CDTI ECOTEC diesel petrol website is an alternative to the Antara's popular 2.0 CDTI ECOTEC device with 110 kW/150 hp. The two-liter common-rail turbo-diesel device generates 320 Nm of torque at 2000 rpm and has become the top-selling Opel Antara website. All applications are transversally installed and paired to a five-speed stick shift. The one exclusion is the V6 website, which comes with a recently designed five-speed automated gearbox (optional for 150 hp turbo-diesel unit) for top generating relaxation.

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