The Antara is an entry-level model from Opel, when it is about these type of vehicles. It is a compact SUV, which was originally launched in 2006. It replaced company’s well-known model called Frontera, which made good sales results, but not good enough to continue with production. The original Antara is still under production. During these nine years, it received only one major update. That was in 2010 when not only aesthetic changes came, but also some mechanical ones, such as new engines, for example. All in all, it is clear that this model is old and not so competitive, so it isn’t wonder that second-generation model is expected to come. It should come as 2016 Opel Antara, probably by the end of year.
2016 Opel Antara design
The 2016 Opel Antara will continue as compact SUV. It will be completely redesigned and since it is about nine years old, expect huge changes, both visual and technical. It became usual that every model from this company has its relative in GM’s lineup. This SUV will share many of characteristics with new Buick Envision. It could be considered as some kind of European version of this new crossover. The 2016 Antara will ride on the same Delta platform, which is also used for models like Opel Astra, Chevrolet Cruze etc. When it is about exterior look, new model will be completely adapted to the company’s new design language. The new look will be very similar to new Mokka’s, but in larger pack. The cabin will also come with Opel’s/GM’s latest achievements. Beside new styling, it will be also full of advanced technologies. Expect to see many new hi-tech systems and also better-quality materials. New cabin should be also more spacious, compared to original model, especially when it about rear passengers.
2016 Opel Antara engines
We still don’t have an official information about engines for 2016 Opel Antara. Current model is available with two petrol engines. One is 2.4 liter inline-four, while the other one is 3.0 liter V6. It is still unknown will these engines be replaced, or they will carry over. It is also expected that new model will come with two new units. The first one is 2.0 liter turbo inline-four petrol engine with around 260 horses, while the other one is Opel’s 2.0 liter twin-turbo CDTi diesel engine with around 190 horsepower.
2016 Opel Antara release date and price
The exact date of launch is still unknown, but it is expected that 2016 Opel Antara will come by the end of year for sure. Price still unknown, but we expect that base model will go around 21.000 dollars.