2016 Opel Astra Body Structure

Body-in-white

The 2016 Opel Astra will feature a lightweight body structure with total weight savings up to 200 kg from the previous generation. The bodyshell (body-in-white) and structure is 20% lighter because of lightweight high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel.  Another 50 kilograms were saved in the design of chassis components: high-strength and ultra-high-strength lightweight steels, more compact subframes as well as modification to the front and rear suspensions all contributed to this end result.

New Opel Astra

The seats are built using ultra-high-strength steel frame and lighter polyurethane foam along with hard wearing upholstery.

2016 Opel Astra Body Structure-UHSS-recsue

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